Local hip-hop group Teargas has been nominated for the Best International Act – African – in the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards, alongside heavyweights Fally Ipupa (Congo), 2Face (Nigeria), D’Banj (Nigeria), Angelique Kidjo (Benin) and D-Black (Ghana). Standing tall, this South African threesome continues to keep their country’s hopes for good music alive. The nomination comes on the back of two SAMA nominations for Best Urban DVD and Best Music Video for 2011. The band are also currently on a nation-wide tour with Liquideep and HHP and there is no doubt that their presence in Urban music scene will be long-lived. The BET awards are scheduled to happen in Los Angeles on June 26 and will be hosted by American actor and comedian Kevin Hart.