NEA Awards 2010 Nominees – Da Grin & Omawumi Shine

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The Producers of the NEA Awards are pleased to announce the Nominees for the Fifth Annual NEA Awards scheduled for Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 5:30pm at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Art Center. This year’s nomination list is considered the most intriguing in the history of the show. The producers of the show also expanded this years’ category list to include non-traditional entertainment segments like Radio and TV personalities, Reality shows and Fashion. The producers of the show recognize the continued popularity and successes of these segments and want to make sure that these groups are recognized as part of the Nigeria Entertainment community.

West Africa Idol runner-up Omawumi leads this year’s pack with five nominations for her debut album Wonder Woman. Four of the nominations were for her debut album and one for her feature on the late Dagrin’s song “Thank God”. Dagrin came in second with four nominations along with Tuface and new comer Kefee. The late Dagrin received nominations for Best Album for “C.E.O”, Hottest Single “Kondo”, Best Rap Act and Best Collaboration with Vocals for “Thank God” with Omawumi.

This year’s Best Album category is the most intriguing category in the music segment of the nomination category. For the first time, the category has different genres of music including Rap, Hip Hop, Soul and Pop/R&B- M2M by Wande Coal, Dagrin’s CEO, Omawumi’s Wonder Woman and Tuface’s Unstoppable are all nominated for the Best Album award.

The Best Actress in a Film/Short Story will be one of the most highly competitive categories this year. The nominees for the category include veteran actresses Nse Etim for her role in Reloaded, Ini Edo for Native Son,Genevieve Nnaji for Silent Scandal, Stephanie Okereke for Nneda and Omotola Jolade for Deepest dreams.

Voting begins on July 9th, 2010 at www.nigeriaentawards.com (see complete list below) and ends August 31st, 2010. Winners will be announced at the Award ceremony.

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Mushin 2 Mohits – Wande Coal
CEO – Da Grin
Wonder Woman-Omawumi
Unstoppable-Tuface

HOTTEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Kondo – Da Grin
Kokoroko – Kefee ft. timaya
Omoba- D’Prince
Free Madness – Terry G
Bad – Wande Coal

BEST NEW ACT OF THE YEAR
Jaywon
D’Prince
Jesse Jagz
Lami
Omawumi

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
KSB
Kefee
Bouqui
Lara George
Kore

INDIGENOUS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ASA
Nneka
9ice
Pasuma
Jesse King

BEST POP/R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Banky W
Wande Coal
Chuddy K
Omawumi
P Square

BEST RAP ACT OF THE YEAR
Jesse Jagz
Modenine
M.I.
Da Grin
Naeto C

BEST SOUL/NEO SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR
Tuface
Lami
EVA
Nneka
Toba Gold

BEST COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
Champion – Pype ft. Da Grin, Vector, Naeto C, Sasha & GT
Kokoroko – Kefee ft Timaya
E No Easy P Square ft J Martins
Nobody- Tuface ft M.I.
Thank God- DaGrin ft Omawumi

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
Wale
Keno
JJC
Kas
Moeazy

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Don Jazzy
So Sick
J. Sleek
Dokta Frabz
Cobhams

BEST INTERNATIONAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Kid Konnect
Dogmites
JJC
Mictunes

BEST MALE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (ARTIST & DIRECTOR)
One day- eLDee/eLDee
Fall in love- Dbanj/Sesan
Implication- Tuface/unknown
Lagos Party- Banky/Kemi Adetiba
E no easy- P Square ft. J. Martins/Jude Okoye

BEST FEMALE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (ARTIST & DIRECTOR)
You know It – Goldie/Clarence Peters
Today na today – Omawumi/Kemi Adetiba
If u want me – Mo’Cheddah/Clarence Peters
Know – Lami/Brandon
Kokoroko – Kefee ft. Timaya/Wudland

BEST ACTOR IN A FILM/SHORT STORY
Ramsey Nouah – Guilty Pleasure
Jim Iyke – The Shepherd / Dream Maker
Femi Adebayo/ Ifederu
Desmond Elliot – Before the light
Kayode Akinbayo/ Bi a ti ko

BEST ACTRESS IN A FILM/SHORT STORY
Nse Ikpe Etim – Reloaded
Ini Edo – Native Son
Genevieve Nnaji- Silent Scandal
Stephanie Okereke-Nnenda
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde – Deepest of dreams

BEST FILM (DIRECTOR)
The Figurine by Kunle Afolayan
Guilty Pleasures – Daniel Adenimokan and Desmond Elliot
Nnenda – Izu Ojukwu
Silent Scandal -T.K. Falope
Behind a Smile -by Frank Rajah Arase

BEST ACTRESS IN TV SERIES/REALITY/GAME SHOW
Genevieve Nnaji/Guinness Ultimate Survivor-Celebrity edition
Bimbo Akintola/Circle of 3
Kate Henshaw Nuttal/Circle of 3
Damilola Adegbite/Tinsel
Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi/Tinsel

BEST ACTOR IN TV SERIES/REALITY/GAME SHOW
Frank Edohor- Who wants to be a Millionaire
Kayode Peters- Flat Mates
Gideon Okeke/Tinsel

BEST ON SCREEN PERSONALITY (PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD)
Denrele
Ill Rhymz
Andre blaze
Dorisha Brick George
Adaure Achumba

BEST TV SERIES/REALITY SHOW/GAME SHOW
Half Sisters
Circle 3
Tinsel
Star quest
Gulder Ultimate search

INTERNATIONAL EVENT OF THE YEAR (TO A PROMOTER)
Thisday Music Festival
UK Naija Carnival
Arise Fashion Week New York
Ovation Red Carol
Miss Nigeria in America

BEST WORLD DJ
DJ DeeMoney
DJ MightyMike
DJ Vinny
DJ Stramborrella
DJ Ike
DJ Xclusive

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY
Rhythm 93.7 – Ik (Wild Child)
Beat FM- Toolz
Top Radio – Tosyn Buknor
Beat FM – Olisa Adibua
Inspiration FM – Dan foster

BEST COMEDIAN
Seyi Law
Wale Gate
Jedi
AY
I Go Die

FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Deola Sagoe
Alvins
Momo Couture
Adebayo jones
Ouch!

ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Nduka Obiagbena
Cecil Hammond
Keke and D1
JAJ
Obi Asika

MOST PROMISING ACT TO WATCH
Chuddy K
D’Prince
Eva
Femi Adeyinka
Mo’Cheddah

3 COMMENTS

  1. Your Memory will always be around me Hip-Pop General Music ICON A.K.A Lyrical Were Jooor Akogun Barrack-O-Grin Omo-Ogun CEO,you will always be celebrated every year cause you are wonderfully made by God i need you more than us that why he called you to come back home.But we still appreciate your left over here.Turn the Mic on.Su re OLAITAN OLADAPO OLAONIPEKUN.

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