BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B and NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), has announced Ghanaian bourgeoning television personality and actress, Hailliote Sumney to host the red carpet of the star-studded event coming off at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA where the world’s top black entertainers will be celebrated.
This year, Ghana did not get any nominations for awards in the Best International Acts category.
AKA (South Africa), Aya Nakamura (France), Burna Boy (Nigeria), Dave (U.K.), Dosseh (France), Giggs (U.K.) and Mr Eazi (Nigeria) made the cut.
This is the second time that Ghana has missed out on a nomination, since the creation of that category in 2010.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, Haillie revealed that 4Syte TV, where she has had a stint as a presenter, was officially invited by the BET Awards organisers to cover the red carpet and the station picked her to run the show for its viewers across Africa and the rest of the world.
“I’m so excited about Sunday’s show because I was there last year and the experience was great. As was the case last year, there are no nominations this year but I’m happy I will be on the red carpet to make Ghana proud,” the dainty actress said.
Last year, Haillie did a good job interviewing celebs such as actor, Boris Kodjoe, actor/comedian, Jafari Ferguson, better known by his stage name Michael Blackson; singers, Becca, Stonebwoy and a host of others from various parts of the world.
Haillie is the female brand ambassador for London-based shoe brand, Jesu Segun alongside popular musician Stonebwoy, who is the male ambassador.
Haillie was born in Canada. She moved to the US when she was two years old.