What They Are Saying; Reactions On The 2014 NEA Award Nominees

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The nominees list for 9th Annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards was released earlier this afternoon. The NEA’s was created to celebrate and promote the talent in the Nigerian entertainment industry . In addition to the image and culture of Nigeria.

This years ceremony will take place at the Skirball Center Performing Arts, New York on the 31st August.

Here are the list of nominees and below that people’s reactions.

List of Nominees

Most Promising Act
Di’Ja
Ayo Jay
El Phlex
Koko J
Snaz
Brain BOi
DJ Moe Sticky

Gospel Artist
Tim Godfrey
Frank Richboy
Flo Rocka
Segun Arugboojo
Nikki Laoye
Sabina
Proverb

Entertainment Personality
Toolz
Lizzy Yemoja
VJ Adams
Toke Makinwa
Derenle
IK Ogbono

Indigenous Artist
Oritse Femi
Reminisce
Sean Tizzle
Jaywon
Flavour
Timaya
MC Galaxy

Comedian
Bovi
Funnybone
Ajebo
Akporor
Helen Paul
Chigul

Best New Act of the Year nominees 
Orezi
Patoranking
Runtown
Charass
Tekno Miles
Oritse Femi
Skuki

Best Album of The Year 
KCee – Takeover,
Burnaboy – (L.I.F.E),
Jesse Jagz – Jagz Nation Vol 1: T.N.C
Sean Tizzle – Journey
Flavour – Blessed –
Olamide – Baddest Boy Ever Liveth,
Tiwa Savage – Once upon A Time

Male Artist of the Year
Kcee
Davido
Iyanya
Wande Coal
Wizkid
Oritse Femi
Patoranking

Female Artist of the Year
Tiwa Savage
Yemi Alade
Seyi Shay
Cynthia Morgan
Eva
Chidinma
Niyola

World DJ
DJ IK
DJ Shinski
DJ Cuppy
DJ Flexx
DJ Tunez
DJ Spinall
DJ Xclusive

Best R&B artist of the year
Praiz
Tiwa Savage
Wande Coal
Ayoola
Banky W
Chidinma
Harry Song

Entertainment Executive of the year
Efe Omorogbe –
Don Jazzy –
E-Money –
Illbliss –
Ayo Animashaun –
Steve Babaeko –
Okwudili-umenyior

Best Actor in a lead role
Joseph Benjamin (Murder At Prime Suites)
Nkem Owoh (Maja)
Chitewel Ejiofor (Half of a Yellow Sun)
Kanayo O. Kanayo (Apaye)
Tope Tedela (A Mile from Home)

Best Supporting Actor
OC Ukeje (Half of a Yellow Sun)
Rabilu Musa Ibro (Maja)
Desmond Elliott (Finding Mercy)
Yomi Fash-Lanso (Omo Elemosho)
Shawn Faqua (Lagos Cougar)

Best Actress in a lead role
Nse Ikpe-Etim (Journey to self)
Funke Akindele in Agnetta (O’Mpa)
Damilola Adegbite (Flower Girl)
Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha (Accident)
Daniella Okeke (Lagos Cougars)

Best Supporting Actress
Rita Dominic (Finding Mercy)
Patience Ozokwor (After the Proposal)
Tamara Eteimo (Desperate Housegirls)

Best Director
Tope Oshin-Ogun (Journey to Self)
Sadiq Mafia (Maja)
Desmond Elliott (Finding Mercy)
Teco Benson (Accident)
Biyi Bandele (Half of a Yellow Sun)

Best Picture
Journey To Self
Maja
Accident
Half of a Yellow Sun
Murder at Prime Suites

Best Rap Act of the year
Olamide

Phyno
Ice Prince
Eva
Show Dem Camp
Reminisce
Cynthia Morgan

Music producer of the year
Duncan Daniels
Dtunes
Don Jazzy
Blaq Jerzy
Pheelz
Del B
Maleek Berry

Best Music Video of the year (artist & director)
Jaiye Jaiye – Wizkid &Sesan
P-Square- Personally
Rands&Naira (Emmy Gee & Nick)
Oh Baby Chidinma ft Flavour & C.Peters
Skelewu – Davido & Moe Musa ,
Eminado – TiwaSavage & C.Peters

Best Collaboration
Daddy-Reminisce/Davido
Solid Star ft Flavor – Oluchi
WanDaMo – Burna Boy ft. Dbanj
Oh Baby – Chidinma Ft Flavour

Diaspora Artist of the Year nominees 
Stylzz
Wale
BILS
LAX
Lola Rae
Mr. 2kay
Emmy Gee

Hottest Single 
Surulere – Dr. S.I.D ft. don Jazzy
Eminado – Tiwa savage Ft. Don Jazzy
Touching Body – J Martins ft. DJ Arafat
Emergency – Wizzy Pro Ft. Runtown, Skales & Patorankin Gallardo – Runtown Ft. Davido
Alubarika – Patoranking ft. Timaya

African Artist of the Year ( non -Nigerian ) nominees 

Sarkodie

Mafikizolo

Shatta Wale
MICASA
Fally Ipupa
Uhuru
R2Bees

 

The people react on twitter:

 

NEA nomination committee sure needed to do a little more research, for one Skuki is a well known duo that has been around since 2009. They have had hit singles such as “Stamina” featuring Mo’Cheddah (2010), “Fire” (2011), and “Hallelujah” to name a few. How are they now being nominated for “best new act”?! #NoBueno

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8 COMMENTS

  1. No one takes NEA awards seriously. For artists it’s free way to come Yankee to flex. The other ent execs don’t pay attention to NEA cos we all know they don’t know what they are doing

  2. Dis award is scrap!!Nigeria In Diaspora Awards.., jesse jagz suppose dy dat rap act nominee,wat da f is sean tizzle doin in d album category..,whr una kip FOZ,yung6ix album mtchwwwww #dereisGodoo#

  3. There are some awards that shouldnt be,they shouldnt be regarded as relevant,the shuld b abolished
    they getting 2k dorlar for pple to b nomiated n u guys are still counting such an award n still going to vote in such award
    can u imagine an insult on iceprince for his FOZ album(best album so far) not being nominated n jesse jags nt nominated for best rap act? even phyno for best indeginous but instead sean tissle that aint even an indigenous artist being nominated,even timaya also? this is so disgusting
    this is more than cheating(i.e artist paying for nomination) but look they just take singers to nominate for best rap act n take singers for best producers,mehn like this is the highest sence of stupidity i hav ever seen
    but y wuld u nominate somebody bcos he or she has paid to a group he dosent belong huh?

  4. And as 4 the best rap act,iceprince Zamani shuld b the winner,with lines like
    “a young kid from Africa spits on your HEARTH DAILY,
    been through the prison to see what the BARS GAVE ME,
    shinning like the sun and have been with the STARS LATELY,
    been through the fire you see what the SCARS MADE ME”

    am so sorry to reveal this truth that i hav kept for so long,those lines alone is better the whole of Afrian rap music

  5. And as 4 the best rap act,iceprince Zamani shuld b the winner,with lines like
    “a young kid from Africa spits on your HEARTH DAILY,
    been through the prison to see what the BARS GAVE ME,
    shinning like the sun and have been with the STARS LATELY,
    been through the fire you see what the SCARCE MADE ME
    am so sorry to reveal this truth that i hav kept for so long,those lines alone is better the whole of Afrian rap music and plus the multisyllabic rhyme parttern used to construct such a great word.. wow

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