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And The Nominees Are… Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) 2011 Nominees

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It’s officially awards season as NEA kicks off 2011 award season by officially publishing the nominee list for this year. If I ca say so myself the nominees are well deserving of their nominations. Congrats to all nominees.

Wizkid, Darey, Dbanj & Duncan Mighty lead this year’s nominee list with 3 a piece.

Official Press Release:

The Producers of the NEA Awards are pleased to announce the Nominees for the Sixth Annual NEA Awards scheduled for Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 5:00pm at the Sharp Theater at Symphony Space in New York. This year’s nominees highlight new and young talents that are destined to shape the future of African Entertainment.

In the music categories, Wizkid, Darey, Dbanj and Duncan Mighty lead this year’s pack with three nominations each. Wizkid nabs Hottest Single of the Year, Best New Act of the Year and Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year. Darey is nominated for Best Album of the Year, Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year categories. Dbanj is nominated for Hottest Single of the Year, Pop/R&B Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year. Duncan Mighty’s nomination includes Best Album of the Year, Hottest Single of the Year and Indigenous Artist of the Year categories. Other artists receiving multiple nominations this year includes Asa, Naeto C, Banky W, MI, Don Jazzy, Ice Prince and Olamide.

The Hottest Single of the year is shaping up to be one of the key categories to watch this year with the songs that dominated the airwaves in the last twelve months. And Best New Act of the year showcases the best and newest talent to enter the game.

The Pan African Artist of the Year features the biggest names in African music scene, Fally Ipupa (DRC), R2Bees (Ghana), Awilo (Congo), Winky D (Zimbabwe), Juliana Kanyomozi (Ugandan) and VIP (Ghana) are all nominated in what is considered the best artist in Africa category.

In the TV and Film categories, MNET’s Tinsel and Jeta Amata’s “Inale” both received four nomination nodes. Tinsel’s Victor Olaotan and Gideon Okeke both received nominations for Best Actor in a TV Series/Reality/Game Show. And Damilola Adegbite and Matilda Obaseki received nominations for Best Actress in a TV Series/Reality/Game Show. Jeta Amata receives nominations for Best Picture and Best Directing in a Film/Short Story for Inale. And the two stars of the movie also nabbed nominations, Caroline Chikezie for Best Actress in a Film/Short Story and Hakeem Kae Kassim for Best Actor in a Film/Short Story.

The Pan African Actor and Actress of the Year categories are quite exciting and feature the who’s who in African Film industry. Ama K. Ambrose, Akofa Asiedu, Nadia Buari, Yvonne Okoro, Jackie Appiah and Yvonne Cherry are all nominated for Best Actress category and Chris Attoh, Senanu Gideon Gbedawo, John Dumelo, Edward Kagutuzi, Majid Michel and Van Vicker are all nominated for Best Actor category.

Voting begins on June 22nd, 2011 at www.nigeriaentawards.com (see complete list below) and ends August 27th, 2011. Winners will be announced at the Award ceremony on September 4th, 2011 at the Sharp Theater at Symphony Space in New York.

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MUSIC:

Album Of The Year

Asa – Beautiful Imperfection
Sound Sultan – Back From The Future
Darey – Double Dare
Duncan Mighty – Legacy
MI – MI2
Naeto C – Super C Season

Hottest Single Of The Year

D’Prince – Give It To Me ft. Dbanj
Duncan Mighty – Obianuju
Ice Prince – Oleku ft. Brymo
J-Martins – Jupa
Wizkid – Tease Me
Dbanj – Mr. Endowed Remix ft. Snoop Dogg & Don Jazzy

Best New Act Of The Year

Dr. Sid
Ice Prince
Mo’Cheddah
Tiwa Savage
Waje
Wizkid

Gospel Artist Of The Year

Bouqoi
Frank Edwards
Kenny St. Brown
Lara George
Sinach

Best Pop/R&B Artist Of The Year

Banky W
Darey
Dbanj
Tuface
Waje
Wizkid

Best Rap Act Of The Year

Eva Alordiah
Ice Prince
MI
Naeto C
Ruggedman
Terry Tha Rapman

Music Producer Of The Year

Cobhams
Don Jazzy
Samklef
Sossick
Dokta Frabz

Best International Artist

Asa
JJC
Mo Eazy
Ndu
Nneka
May7ven

Best Music Video Of The Year

Darey – Ba Ni Kidi (Mark Hofmeyr)
Olamide – Eni Duro (DJ Tee)
Omawumi – If You Ask Me (Clarence Peters)
Konga – Kaba Kaba (Akin Alabi)
Bez – More You (Kemi Adetiba)
Dbanj – Mr. Endowed Remix (Sesan)

Most Promising Act To Watch

Olamide
Retta
Vector
Zara
Brymo
Jhybo
Muna
Ketch-Up

Pan-African Artist or Group Of The Year

Awilo
VIP
Winky D
Fally Ipupa
Juliana Kanyomozi
R2Bees

Best US Based Male Artist Of The Year

Cap B
Dami Oloye
Duncan Daniels
Kunzo
Rotimi
T-Money

Best US Based Female Artist Of The Year

Moyeen
Naira
Nnenna Yvonne
Titi Lokei
Tolumide
Zaina

Indigenous Artist Of The Year

Duncan Mighty
Flavour
Solek
9ice
Jah Bless
Jodie

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FILM/TV

Best Actor In A Film/Short Story

Chet Anekwe – TOBI
Femi Adebayo – JELILI
Odunlade Adekola – EMI NI IRE KAN
Ramsey Noah – A PRIVATE STORM
Hakeem Kae Kassim – INALE
Pascal Atuma – OKOTO THE MESSENGER

Best Actress In A Film/Short Story

Mercy Johnson – HEART OF A WIDOW
Omono Oboli – ANCHOR BABY
Omotola Jalade – IJE
Uche Jumbo – NOLLYWOOD HUSTLERS
Caroline Chikezie – INALE
Genevieve Nnaji – TANGO WITH ME

Best Picture (Producer)

ADESUWA – Lancelot Imaseun
ANCHOR BABY – Lonzo Nzekwe
IJE – Chineze Anyaene
INALE – Jeta Amata
TANGO WITH ME – Mahmood Ali-Balogun
THE MIRROR BOY – Obi Emelonye

Best Actor In TV Series/Reality/Game Show

Kin Lewis – SPIDER
Frank Edoho – WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
Uche Sam Anyamele – ABOUT TO WED
Victor Olaotan – TINSEL
Emeka Ossai – CLINIC MATTERS
Gideon Okeke – TINSEL

Best Actress In TV Series/Reality/Game Show

Amanda Ebeye – CITY SISTAS
Damilola Adegbite – TINSEL
Funmi Eko – CITY SISTAS
Missi Molu – NIGERIAN IDOL
Ufuoma Ejenobor – ROYAL ROOTS
Matilda Obaseki – TINSEL

Pan-African Actress Of The Year (Film/Short Story)

Akofa Aiedu
Ama. K. Ambrese
Nadia Buari
Yvonne Okoro
Jackie Appiah
Yvonne cherry

Pan-African Actor Of The Year (Film/Short Story)

Chris Attoh
Edward Kagutuzi
John Dumelo
Chris Attoh
Majid Michael
Van Vicker

Best Directing In A Film/Short Story

Lonzo Nzekwe – ANCHOR BABY
Jeta Amata – INALE
Mahmood Ali-Balogun – TANGO WITH ME
Lancelot Imasuen & Ikechukwu Onyeka – A PRIVATE STORM
IJE
Pascal Atuma – OKOTO THE MESSENGER

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OTHER

Comedian Of The Year

CD John (late)
Gandoki
Gordon
Helen Paul
YVONNE ORJI
Daniel-d-humorous

Best World DJ Nominees

DJ AFOO (NEW YORK)
DJ CAISE (NIGERIA)
DJ E COOL (ATLANTA)
DJ JAM JAM (UK)
DJ OBI (BOSTON)
DJ SMOOTH (DC/MD)
DJ TOMMY (NIGERIA)
DJ FLAVA (MALAYSIA)

Entertainment Executive Of The Year

AUDU MAKORI (CHOCOLATE CITY)
BANKY W (EMPIRE MATES ENTERTAINMENT)
DON JAZZY (MO’HITS)
ELDEE (TRYBE RECORDS)
OBI ASIKA (STORM RECORDS)
TONY NWAKALOR (YES MEDIA)

Promoter Of The Year

CIBA ENTERTAINMENT (HOUSTON)
COKOBAR (UK)
STARMIX (UK)
STRONGHOLD (MALAYSIA)
INDUSTRY NITE (LAGOS)


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  • Chingum Babe May 26, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Please where is X.O on this list?

  • Babes May 26, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I'm happy for Samklef, Waje and Eva… There really deserve it. They don try.

  • Bushgirl May 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    It's your boy Wizzy. Ummm Chingum Babe please who is X.O? He just started. These things take a while.

  • gazcorine May 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    i wish m.i, wizkid, ice prince, olamide, sosick gud luck but where is my men wande coal & terry G

  • creme May 27, 2011 at 2:28 am

    This best rap act category go rough o…Hottest single category too

  • sunny May 27, 2011 at 10:01 am

    what year?are they suppose to nominate musicians that just brought album this year that just started or last year?? they don't know anything… where is 2face???

  • effiko May 27, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    dis nominations are really tite , buh i think oleku could win song ov d year or obianuju , de best rap act is gona b tough , though i stil tink M.I. has got more grounds on dat 1 , best musicvideo mehn dats a tough 1 too , album ov d tear <confused> every nomination here is worth it

  • tohcyne May 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    D nominations are VERY tight buh I wish weezy,banky,MI,iceprince luck.but has anyone wondered why jesse jags is not on d list?

  • tunde June 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

    wished Jhybo best of luck….be naa ni@jaguda… still waiting to hear more songs of Jhybo here ooo

  • Toskie June 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    It’s gonna b hot dis yr o, i wish flavour, duncan mighty, wizkid, ice prince bst of luck, buh i cnt undastnd wher’s psquare n odas?

  • Fransegs August 2, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Where is my big boiz-9ice,p-square all d way nexy edition.

  • Fransegs August 2, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Where is my big boiz-9ice,p-square all d way next edition.

  • eniola jojo February 27, 2012 at 8:49 am

    asha a good artist and she very brave, i tink she is making nigeria proud.

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