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The Sekem master Mc Galaxy is turning Europe upside down with his sold out shows all over schengen
with calls coming in from promoters wanting to book more shows with no success as the tour 
was sold out before the multi talented artist/comedian even left nigeria.
The star has said to fans that he will be back next year for part 2.

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@realmcgalaxy new song #OshoFree is on high demand in nigeria and he is curently shooting
the video for it in europe which will be released before the end of the year.
Mc Galaxy is the most hard working and humble artist at the moment and in just 11 months
he has achieved so much with 6 hit songs under his belt which is all 
owed to the tremendous love from his fans and media.
More pictures and videos coming as he travels from country to country.

Enjoy pictures below

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This is what he says about himself ” I am an elite artist, musician, and dancer that have inspired people everywhere. My music is based of my life, my encounters, and achievements; Its music for all crowds with no cursing and profanity.” His struggle has landed him his very first award after eleven months in music with the Nigerian Music Video Awards held on the 26th November 2014 at Eko Hotel and Suites.

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His dance skills and style of Music has captivated the hearts of many and gained him lots of fans especially after the release of his hit Track SEKEM…thumbs up to him and more success.

Check out Red Carpet pictures and full list of winners from The 2014 MTV Movie Awards which is being held at the Nokia Theatre LA Live today April 13, 2014 and hosted by Conan O’Brien.

 Jared Leto

Mila Kunis

Lupita Nyong’o

 Adrian Grenier 

 Actress Amber Stevens

 Arden Cho

 Rochelle Deanna Karidis, recording artist A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys, recording artist Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys and Leighanne Littrell

 Actress Holland Roden

Actress Bailey Buntain

Actor David Hasselhoff (R) and Hayley Roberts

Dancer Karina Smirnoff 

 Briana Evigan 

 

 Chris Pratt

 Greer Grammer 

 Iggy Azalea 

 Jwoww and Snooki

 Jessica Alba

 Kat Graham

 Katie Stevens 

 Lenay Dunn

 Max Carver 

 Michael J. Willett 

 Nick Lachey

 Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi 

 Rihanna

 Rita Ora

 Rocsi Diaz

 

 Seth Rogen

 Teo Halm 

 Ian Bohen 

 Pat Curran 

 Poppy Jamie

 Rachel Antonoff 

 Christopher Boykin 

 Zendaya

 Actress Sara Gilbert (L) and musician Linda Perry 

 Bella Thorne

 Charlamagne Tha God & Carly Aquilino

 Beau Mirchoff

 Debby Ryan 

 Drake Bell a

 Nikki Deloach 

 Shailene Woodley 

 Actor Gregg Sulkin

 Jenni ‘Jwoww’ Farley

 Molly Tarlov 

 Tyler Oakley

 Jackson Nicoll  

 Jillian Rose Reed

 Christine Teigen

 Leslie Mann

 Ellie Goulding 

 Pia Mia Perez

 Tyler Hoechlin

 Nicki Minaj

 Conan O’Brien & wife Liza Powel 

 

 Trevor Jackson 

 Victoria Justice

 Actor Will Poulter

Zac Efron

 TONIGHT’S WINNERS

Best Movie: Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Best Fight: Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly Vs. The Orcs, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best Female Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Best Male Performance: Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Best Kiss: Will Poulter, Jennifer Aniston, and Emma Roberts, We’re the Millers

Best Shirtless Performance: Zac Efron, That Awkward Moment

Best Villain: Mila Kunis, Oz: The Great and Powerful

Best Comedic Performance: Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best On-Screen Transformation: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Breakthrough Performance: Will Poulter, We’re the Millers

Best Musical Moment: Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, and Craig Robinson, This Is the End

Trailblazer Award: Channing Tatum

MTV Generation Award: Mark Wahlberg 

Sources: Huffington Post and HollywoodLife.

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New Media is increasingly playing a key role in the messaging process of key players in business, government and at even private levels. What used to be an appurtenance is now a necessity for brands that care about how they are perceived. While the use of these tools and forms of communication have become the norm for the most forward-looking organizations, it has become crucial to celebrate those who are not only doing it well but doing it differently without losing their brand essence.

We believe that recognizing excellence in the use of new media and digital communications today will help raise the ante in the industry for the future. We will be looking forward to celebrating the various entries into the 30 award categories of Broad Awards but most importantly, we will be looking forward to celebrating our people, our culture and our advances in the art of corporate, public and private communication on new media and digital communications.

The Nigerian Digital Communication and Entertainment company, iBroad Group is proud to announce the launch of its award website http://ibroadgroup.com/awards/ iBroad Group’s Broad Awards for New Media. The platform will serve as a unique, user-friendly portal that’d be a digital desk for Broad Awards for New Media applicants. It would be an online communication platform for New Media mavens, newbies and afro-centric online media fans worldwide.

Over the years, the field of professional communication has experienced a significant change through new media communication, and this has become one of the fastest growing, innovative communication sub-sector for companies, institutions and organizations. In order to advance excellence in the practice and deployment of New Media, to encourage an active exchange among practitioners, iBroad Group has launched an Africa-wide competition for excellence in online communication and social media on a practical level through the Broad Awards for New Media. It will be a fair, transparent and independent competition, with a high-level jury panel formed by leading practitioners who will rate superior online strategies, campaigns and social media tools from across Africa. Furthermore, the academia will for once be recognized in a mainstream award for the outstanding Bachelor and Masters’ thesis dealing with online communication.

To thrill consumers or employees requires a great deal of energy as well as ground breaking ideas. The influence of new media continues to grow, however mobile and viral communication, online events and competitions are becoming increasingly important. Therefore, the Broad Awards for New Media has utilized this experience to create all the categories to meet up with the expectations of the general public, New Media enthusiasts and those with specific interests in the “war for talents” in this arena. We have implemented specific categories that will honour success in the field of online communication. We will honour outstanding achievements at an African level. We will particularly be interested in innovative communication campaigns and technologically outstanding projects that will be submitted to our jurors. Never before has the whole range of online communication been taken into account in a single award, uniting leading communication professionals.

We invite you to compete for the New Media Broad Awards. Become a proud winner of this prestigious award and celebrate your success with your peers. Submit your innovative projects and campaigns in a total of 30 categories online. We are looking forward to receiving your inspiring and pioneering work within the field of online communication.

For us at the iBroad Group, we believe the future is here, hence our excitement in the power and possibilities that could arise from the use of New Media and new tools of social and corporate communications. We believe that the introduction of the awards will usher in a new level of engagement, professionalism and excellence in the field. When we finally gather in Lagos for the awards, we believe that we will be hosting some of Africa’s biggest players in this field. It is time to show how much Africa can do, it is time to show how much Africa has indeed done. We are very much excited about these awards and we believe our excitement will reach new levels when we start receiving your nominations for the various categories.

Please email info@broadawards.com for enquiries and visit www.broadawards.com to nominate your choices. Welcome to the future of New Media, welcome to the frontier of change in Africa, let us celebrate the Broad Awards for New Media.

Jaguda.com is a media partner of the New Media Broad Awards

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Yvonne Nelson In Mai Atafo Inspired Dress
Yvonne Nelson In Mai Atafo Inspired Dress
Yvonne Nelson In Mai Atafo Inspired Dress
Yvonne Nelson In Mai Atafo Inspired Dress

Here are the nominees for the African Film Festival and Academy Awards (ZAFAA Global Awards) 2013 . The list was announced on August 29, 2013 at a press conference, which took place at the Barking Enterprise Center in London. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place on October 16, 2013 in London, at the KIA Oval.

Check out the nominess.
1. Best Director

  • Pascal Amanfo (House of Gold, Ghana)
  • Frank Rajah Arase (The Prince, Ghana)
  • Ikechukwu Onyeka (Brothers Keeeper, Nigeria)
  • Tope Oshin Ogun (Journey To Self, Nigeria)
  • Pascal Amanfo (Letters to My Mother,  Ghana)
  • Obi Emelonye (Last Fight to Abuja, London)

2. Best Actor

  • Majid Michel (Brother’s Keeper, Nigeria)
  • Solomon Akiyesi (Blood of Shiloh, Nigeria)
  • Mike Ezuruonye (The Cartel, Nigeria)
  • John Dumelo (Letter to my Mother, Ghana)
  • Majid Michel (The Prince, Ghana)

3. Best Actress

  • Yvonne Nelson (The Prince, Ghana)
  • Omoni Oboli (Brothers Keeper, Nigeria)
  • Yvonne Nelson (House of Gold, Ghana)
  • Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Last Flight to Abuja, London)

4. Best Lead Actor Indigenous

  • Femi Brainard (Mo Sorire, Nigeria)
  • Alex Adu Kofi (Okomfo Anokye, Ghana)
  • Rykardo Agbor (Ifa Iwa, Nigeria)
  • Wale Adebayo (Mahuru, Nigeria)

5. Best Lead Actress Inigenous

  • Tayo Odueke (Mo Sorire, Nigeria)
  • Moji Olaiya (Mahuru, Nigeria)
  • Fathia Balogun (Mahuru, Nigeria)
  • Ngozi Nwosu (Mo Sorire, Nigeria)
  • Ronke Ojo (Ifa Iwa, Nigeria)

6. Best Supporting Actor

  • Luclay Misoya (The Cartel, Nigeria)
  • Francis Odega (House of Gold, Ghana)
  • Adjetey Annang (Letters to my Mother, Ghana)

7. Best Supporting Actress

  • Tana Adelana (Single and Married, Ghana)
  • Omawumi Megbele (House of Gold, Ghana)
  • Beverly Naya (Brother’s Keeper, Nigeria)
  • Martha Ankomah (The Cartel, Nigeria)

8. Best Newcomer

  • Itz Tifanny (Single and Married, Ghana)
  • Henry Ado Asiedu (House of Gold, Ghana)
  • Mercy Chinwo (House of Gold, Ghana)
  • Kathrine Obiang (Journey to Self, Nigeria)
  • Marie Gomez (Shameful Deceit, London)
  • Desmond Finney (Ibu in Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone)

9. Best Child Performance

  • Lisa Asor Awuku (House of Gold, Ghana)
  • Tobi Oboli (Brother’s Keeper, Nigeria)
  • Victor Okenwa (God of Shiloh, Nigeria)
  • Victor Okenwa Jr. (Musical Whispers, Nigeria)

10. Best Picture

  • House of Gold (Ghana)
  • Brother’s Keeper (Nigeria)
  • Last Flight To Abuja (London)
  • The Cartel (Nigeria)
  • Letters to My Mother (Ghana)

11. Best Indigenous Movie

  • Mo Sorire (Nigeria)
  • Ifa Iwa (Nigeria)
  • Mahuru (Nigeria)
  • Okomfo Anokye (Ghana)
  • Mdundiko (Tanzania)

12. Best Short Film

  • Hope (Nigeria)
  • I See U (Cameroon)
  • Beleh (Cameroon)

13. Best Use of Costume

  • Single and Married (Ghana)
  • The Prince (Ghana)
  • House of Gold (Ghana)

14. Best Screenplay

  • Letters to My Mother (Ghana)
  • House of Gold (Ghana)
  • Single and Married (Ghana)
  • Brother’s Keeper (Nigeria)

15. Best Special Effect

  • Last Flight to Abuja (London)
  • The Twin Sword (Nigeria)
  • Spirit of a Hero (Nigeria)

16. Best Cinematography

  • Letters to my Mother (Ghana)
  • Single and Married (Ghana)
  • House of Gold (Ghana)
  • Last Flight to Abuja (London)

17. Best Sound

  • Brother’s Keeper (Nigeria)
  • Last Flight to Abuja (London)
  • House of Gold (Ghana)

18. Best Editing

  • Brother’s Keeper (Nigeria)
  • Last Flight to Abuja (London)
  • Single and Married (Ghana)

19. Best African TV in UK

  • BEN TV (SKY 182)
  • OH TV (SKY 199)
  • VOX AFRICAN TV (SKY 218)
  • NOLLYWOOD MOVIES (SKY 329)
  • AFRICAN CHANNEL (SKY 209)
  • ABN TV (SKY 290)

Non-Competitive Honours in Recognition of their Contribution to the African Film Industry in London
Theodora Ibekwe
Collins Archie-Pearce

Lifetime Achievement Award
Ernest Abby Quaye (Ghana)

Posthumous Awards
Justus Esiri (Nigeria)

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AMFW 2012 was crowned by the ARISE Magazine Fashion Awards 2012 on Sunday night. The 10 winners were announced minutes after the final show by ARISE international managing director Penny McDonald. Supermodel Alek Wek presented each with a Lalique trophy and bottle of champagne.

It was an emotional moment for many of the recipients. Georgie Baddiel, who won Model of the Year, said “I dedicate this award to all of the models from Lagos. This is how I started. Believe.” Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi took her award for Style Icon of the Year, saying “Thank you Nigeria. Thank you Nduka. This is for black Africa.” Womenswear Designer of the Year, Tsemaye Binitie meanwhile could barely speak at all he was so choked up.
Here’s a full list of who the ARISE team deemed the crème de la crème of the week:
Designers of the Year: Maki Oh and KLûK CGDT
Style Icon of the Year: Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi
Male Model of the Year: Dudley O’Shaughnessy
Female Model of the Year: Georgie Baddiel
Menswear Designer of the Year: PETROU\MAN
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Tsemaye Binitie
Fashion Brand of the Year: Temple Muse
Innovative Designers of the Year: Odio Mimonet and David David
Emerging Designer of the Year: Loza Maléombho
Young Designer of the Year: LaQuan Smith
Lifetime Achievement Award: Ozwald Boateng
It was also announced who would be going to the ARISE New York Fashion Week show for spring/summer 2013 show this September. The luck five are:
Maki Oh
Tsemaye Binitie
Tiffany Amber
Gavin Rajah
Ozwald Boateng

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Oscar Night… one thing stood out to me [and to every other black girl in America and abroad], Viola Davis. She stepped onto the red carpet decked out in an emerald green Vera Wang gown paired with the right jewelry and accessories. Her toned arms, glowing skin and make up was flawless but what we [all] couldn’t get enough of …was homegirl’s HAIR. No,  it was NOT the Brazilian hair, purchased from a local dealer or the wig cap her stylist presented to her. It was all her own [maybe not the color] but it was her natural hair! She didn’t necessarily start the “trend” [no one really did] but she confirmed the fact that there is something beautiful about a Black/African sporting her own hair!  Now  no offense to those who get relaxers, weaves and the next because I feel every woman is entitled to do whatever SHE wants to do with HER hair.

But back to what I was saying, the natural is back. I first cut my hair back in 2008 just to do it.  Since then, I’ve relaxed it again, rocked the “Rihanna” cut only to cut down to “gorimakpa” status [again], grew it out, braided it [twice] then color it. My point is that there is nothing I haven’t done with my hair since I’ve gone natural. With that said, I will like to list my TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR NATURAL HAIR.

YARN BRAIDS:

This alternative to locs has become the new trendy hairstyle to rock in natural hair. Its pretty easy to apply and can be removed just as fast as you decide to change it up.

FUNKY UPDO:

I love updos! It gives you height and makes a helluva statement. Your hair doesn’t need to be as long as the lady photographed to do it. I usually braid my hair into box braids then put it into a crazy updo to achieve this look.

COLOR IT:

Coloring is a great when you are looking for a change! I recommend you go to a color specialist who can educate you on how you can maintain it. Most importantly you will want to keep your hair MOISTURIZED with any color in it to prevent breakage.

TWISTS:

Twists are great for those of us who can be too lazy to braid it. Just take two strands of you hair and twist them together [keep it overnight] if you are looking to create a wave in your hair. If you’re using the twists to create another hairstyle, I  said go nuts! Flat twisting it to one side or the middle of your head to create a FAUX-HAWK is great idea.

LOCS:

Then of course there are the locs! You can go to a natural hair salon to get your hair manually locked and I only suggest this if you are SURE that you want locs. They are permanent unless and you will have to cut them off then start over if you ever decide to get rid of them. But nonetheless, I love the locs and when I’ve gathered enough courage, I will test them out!

Well there they are, my favorite natural styles. I don’t plan on doing them all but definitely maybe 4 out 5. I’ve already colored it so that’s one down. Ladies what are your favorites? And my guys, what are your favorite looks to see on your fellow women? Fill me in!

Till next time…

Deuces!

Photo Source: blackgirllonghair.com; facebook.com/IamChocolatey

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It sure looks like the Choc Boyz put the Headies nominations in a choke-hold, as they grab 13 total nominations in this years Headies. Including features, you can bump that up to 16 total. Very impressive showing.

Other artists who have shined in this years nomination list include 2face (with 6 total), Dr. SID (4 nominations), Darey (4 nominations) and Asa (3 nominations). Pretty exciting list of nominees if you ask me.

It is important to note that this list is based on music work released between Dec 2009 & Feb 2011.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (in realms as: songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales, popularity)

MI2 – M.I

Back From The Future – Sound Sultan

Turning Point – Dr Sid

Beautiful Imperfection – Asa

Unstoppable Int’l Edition – 2Face

 

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

Darey

MI

D’banj

Tuface

Duncan Mighty

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Most popular song released as a single or from an album in year under review. Decided by voting

Oleku – Ice Prince Ft. Brymo

Only Me – 2Face

Give It To Me – D’Prince ft. D’banj

Pop Something – Dr Sid ft. D’banj

Fimile – Kas

 

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Best single recording (On-air only or released) by artiste or group in year under review. Originality and production very essential

The Way You Are – Darey

God Hand – Eva

Rain Drops – Tuface

Be My Man – Asa

 

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

The individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed songs/album in the year under review. His CV for the year includes top-notch tracks and production credits no one can fault.

Don Jazzy – “Over the Moon” by Dr Sid, Mr. Endowed, Pop Champaign

Samklef – Don’t Dull, Kilode, Jonzing World, Noni

J Sleek – Only Me, 2010

Jessie Jagz – Oleku, Jargo

Cobhams – The Way you Are, There Is A Cry

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)

Best conceptualized, best edited, best picture, best directed and most exciting video in year under review as voted by fans and decided by the jury.

Patrick Elis – Holler At Your Boy

Clarence Peters – You Know It (Goldie)

Gini – Ko Ma Roll (Mo’Cheddah)

Mex – Pop Off Selecta (Dipp)

DJ Tee – Eni Duro (Olamide)

 

BEST R ‘N’ B SINGLE

Best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group)

Only Me – 2Face

The Way You Are – Darey

I Gat Money – Femi Ft. Eedris

For A Minute – Waje

Oyi – Flavour

 

BEST POP SINGLE

Best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

Give It To Me – D’Prince

Pop Champaign – Dr. Sid

Holler At Ur Boy – Wizkid

Endowed – D’banj

Fimile – Kas

 

BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM

Best R&B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)

Turning Point – Dr Sid

Beautiful Perfection – Asa

Back To The Future – Sound Sultan

Double Dare – Darey

Unstoppable Int’l Edition – 2Face

 

BEST RAP SINGLE

Best single released on-air recording of a rap song

Oleku – Ice Prince

Ten Over Ten – Naeto C

Boys Are Not Smiling – Terry Tha Rapman

Eni Duro – Olamide

She and My Swagga – Ruggedman feat Ice Prince

 

BEST RAP ALBUM

Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review

Untouchable – Ruggedman

MI2 – M.I

I Am William – 2Shotz

African American – Sauce Kid

Boys Are Not Smiling – Terry Tha Rapman

 

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album

Modenine – Rhyme Tight

Ice Prince – Oleku

MI – Undisputed

Terry Tha Rapman – Boys Are Not Smiling

Vector – Get Down

 

BEST COLLABO

Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review

You Know it – Goldie ft Eldee

Facebook Love – Essence ft Jaywon

Joor Oh (Remix) – Jahbless ft. Ruggedman, Ice Prince, Durella, Reminisce & Eldee

Number One – M.I ft. Flavour

Oleku – Ice Prince Ft. Brymo

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

Darey – The Way You Are

Bez – More You

Femi – Money Money Money

Timi Dakolo – There Is A Cry

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

Waje – For A Minute

Tiwa Savage – Kele Kele Love

Eva – God Hand

Ego – Fall In Love

 

AFRICAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR

None Nigerian category

Cabo Snoop (Angola) – Windeck

R2Bees (Ghana) – Kiss Your Hand

Liquid Deep (South Africa) – Fairytale

Freshly Ground (South Africa) – Waka Waka

V.I.P (Ghana) – Away

 

BEST STREET HOP

The most popular street-hop single in year under review

Noni – Samklef

Joor Oh (Remix) – Jahbless ft. Ruggedman, Ice Prince, Durella, Reminisce & Eldee

Eni Duro – Olamide

Kabakaba – Konga

Owusagi – Wizboyy

NEXT RATED

Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review

Ice Prince – Oleku

Wizkid – Holler At Your Boy

Olamide – Eni Duro

Tiwa Savage – Kele Kele Love

 

HIPHOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR

Best New artiste in the year under review

Dr. Sid

Mo’Cheddah

Jesse Jagz

YQ

Lynxxx

 

BEST CONSCIOUS SONG OF THE YEAR

Best positive message oriented and social corrective songs that meet judges requirements in areas of composition, production, concept and acceptability.

If You Ask Me – Omawumi

Wild Wild West – M.I

Only Me – 2Face

There Is A Cry – Timi Dakolo

One Day – eLDee Tha Don

 

HEADIES HALL OF FAME

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.

Chief Raymond Dokpesi

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You’ve seen the list. So drop your thoughts and comments. What are your thoughts? Who are you rooting for? Who do you think should’ve been nominated? Let’s hear it.

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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.

For Sponsorship, Advertising, Press inquiries and any other inquiries please contact us (856) 506-5700 in the US or 234 805 373 4776 in Nigeria or info@nigeriaentaward.com.

 

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)

D-Banj, Tuface, Uti and others are amongst the official Nominees of the Dynamix youth awards the most anticipated annual youth event which identifies and recognizes excellence of the Nigerian youth and celebrates the youth culture. They have been able to identify a youth passion which is used annually to bring teeming youths together in one venue. From award rewards, music, comedy, fashion and general entertainment. Dynamix awards has for 5 years maintained the tradition of hosting youths from the entertainment industry, students from across universities in Nigeria and also Nigeria youths abroad to reward them and celebrate them to foster unity and oneness.

This year’s event is scheduled to hold on the 21st of December at the new Expo Hall, Eko Hotel & suites

Artiste of the year

  • P-Square

  • Dr Sid

  • 9ice

  • Jesse Jags

  • Terry G

  • Tu-Face

  • Banky w

  • Eldee

  • Naeto C

  • Dbanj

  • MI

Best new artiste

  • General Pype

  • Mo-Chedda

  • Jesse Jags

  • Kas

  • Dr Sid

  • Skuki

  • Chuddy K

  • YQ

  • Jaywon

  • Shey Man

Promising Artiste of the year

  • Skales

  • Lynxx

  • Ice Prince

  • House of ginger

  • Akeem the dream

  • Waje

  • Sauce kid

  • Whizkid

  • Nutra

  • Tiwa Savage

Song of the year

  • Fimile – Kas

  • Holla at your boy – Whiz Kid

  • Mr Endowed – D banj

  • Gbamu Gbamu – 9ice

  • Over the Moon – Dr Sid

  • Banger – Skuki

  • Champion Remix – General Pype

  • Kiss your hand – Wande coal , R2bees

  • Oleku – Ice Prince

  • 10/10 – Naeto C

Comedian of the year

  • Bash

  • Bovi

  • Buchi

  • Emeka smith

  • Mc Shakara

  • Seyi Law

  • Elenu

  • Helen Paul

  • Princess

  • Omo Baba

Movie act of the year

  • Funke Akindele

  • Mercy Johnson

  • Tonto Dike

  • Mosun Filani

  • Yinka Olukunga

  • Uche Jumbo

  • Nonso Diobi

  • Mike Ezeronye

  • Gabriel Afolayan

Radio Personality of the year

  • Toolz – Beat FM

  • Anita Amalicha – Rhythm 93.7

  • Oscar – Inspiration FM

  • Joe Hanson – Brilla FM

  • Vanessa – Beat FM

  • Joyce – Cool FM

  • Cerrutti – Play Radio

  • Matse – Wazobia Radio

  • Tosyn Buknor – Top Radio

TV Personality of the year

  • Denrele – Soundcity

  • Switch – Dynamix

  • Vixen – STV

  • Eku Edewor – Studio 53 extra

  • Uti – Big Brother Africa

  • Dayo – Hip Tv

  • Adams – Spice Tv

  • Cynthia Okapala – Mtv Base

  • Andre Blaze- Nigezie

  • Yeancah – Soundcity

DJ of the year

  • DJ Case

  • DJ Neptune

  • DJ Prince

  • DJ Snipes

  • DJ Debby

  • DJ Snatch

  • DJ Chasolee

  • DJ Jackson

Best youth hang out

  • Movida

  • Rehab

  • G12 bar, oniru beach

  • Bar monte carlo

  • Road runners

  • Koko lounge

  • Koko dome

  • Laguiliano

  • Elegushi Beach

Youth Designer of the year

  • Aso clothing

  • D.O.F

  • S.O.S

  • LB Clothing

  • Omoba Bespoke

  • Ms Makor

  • Clients Apparel

  • Shegzy cool

  • Micheal hype

  • NACK

  • HUSH

  • Tosh clothing line

  • Breeze

  • Scopnat

  • Vision

  • J.3

  • Coded

  • Breeze 360 clothing

  • Shakers

Most Enterprising youth

  • Seun Famodun – Event photographer and promoter

  • Gatuso – G12 bar

  • Richard – Wack Events

  • Tuned rufai – wear it all boutique

  • Tolu Akeju – Total wrap

  • Micheal oyeyiola – Play center

  • Bisola Toki – Cpay Records

  • Ebere – Liquid lounge

  • Jimmy Dawodu – Jimmy D shoes

  • Dapo Osaji – Effeci

  • Kayode Oshikomaya – Ministry of drinks

  • Frank Okamigbo – Papas Ent

  • Tolu Akinpeloye – NACK clothing

  • Brain child – Beautiful You Unisex Saloon

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The 2010 Channel O awards was held at the Sandton Convention Center, in South Africa, last night and featured some of the best performances and hot celebrity appearances. Pictures will be coming up soon… For now, check out the winners:

Special Recognition Award – K’Naan

MOST GIFTED MALE VIDEO
WANDE COAL – BUMPER TO BUMPER
BANKY W – STRONG TING
ZEUS – CHAMPAGNE MUSIC
BLACK COFFEE FT ZAKES BANTWINI – JUJU – WINNER
K’NAAN – T.I.A

MOST GIFTED FEMALE VIDEO
WITNESS – ATTENTION PLEASE
KENNY SAINT BROWN FT DA GRIN – TURN ME AROUND
MO’CHEDDAH FT OTHELLO – IF YOU WANT ME – WINNER
THEMBI SEETE – FREE
LIZHA JAMES FT LOYISO – VOU TE ATACAR

MOST GIFTED NEWCOMER
OCTAVE COUPLET FT HYDRO – DO UR THANG
DJINEE – OVERKILLING
L – TIDO FT T-P – CALLING – WINNER
GABRIELA MINA – NAWENA
MI FT DJINEE – SAFE

MOST GIFTED DUO, GROUP OR FEATURING
MI FT DJINEE – SAFE
TUMI FT BRICKS & TRACY LEE – BAMBEZELA
OBITA FT LOYISO – EVERYBODY DANCE
P SQUARE FT J-MARTINS – E NO EASY – WINNER
DEEP LEVEL – WE RUN THIS CITY

MOST GIFTED DANCE VIDEO
DJ CLEO – MZIMBA SHAKER
BIG NELO – HOJE E SURRA
BIG NUZ FT DJ TIRA – UMLILO – WINNER
DJ VETKOEK VS MAHOOTA/PROFESSOR – BAYETE
LIQUIDEEP – FAIRYTALE

MOST GIFTED RAGGA DANCEHALL VIDEO
GENERAL PYPE FT NAETO C,VECTOR, SASHA, DA GRIN & GT DA GUITARMAN – CHAMPION(REMIX) – WINNER
SAMINI – SWEET MISTAKE
BUFFALO SOULJAH – TOO MANY OF ME
WYRE – UPRISING
KWELA TEBZA FT VARIOUS ARTISTS – BETTER DAY(REMIX)

MOST GIFTED AFRO POP
D’BANJ – FALL IN LOVE – WINNER
NTHANDO – NGIYOSEBENZA
NAMELESS & HABIDA – SUNSHINE
ANOGIRI – OYIBO
JOZI – PARTY TIME

MOST GIFTED RNB
JON GERMAIN – IN MY HEAD
TOLUMIDE – MY LOVE
GELLY – MZURI
URBAN REIGN – ADDICTED – WINNER
ANSELMO RALPH – DOMESTICADO

MOST GIFTED KWAITO
GAZZA – SHUKUSHA
BIG NUZ/DJ TIRA – UMLILO – WINNER
FISHMAN FT GAL LEVEL – LET’S HOOK UP
MZAMBIYA/HOWZA – BADALA
TKZEE – SDUDLA

MOST GIFTED HIP HOP VIDEO
K’NAAN – T.I.A
J.R FT HIP HOP PANTSULA – SHOW DEM (MAKE THE CIRCLE BIGGER)
D-BLACK & KWAKU-T – BREATHE
NAETO C – AKO MI TI POJU – WINNER
TEARGAS – GO AWAY

MOST GIFTED SOUTH VIDEO
BUFFALO SOULJAH – EZANDHLA PHEZULU (HANDS UP)
PROVERB FT HIP HOP PANTSULA – BREADWINNER
DAMA DO BLING – CASAR COM OUTRA
BIG NUZ FT DJ TIRA – UMLILO
PRO – SEKELE – WINNER

MOST GIFTED EAST VIDEO
WYRE – UPRISING
AVRIL – MAMA
NAMELESS & HABIDA – SUNSHINE
OBITA/LOYISO – EVERYBODY DANCE – WINNER
SHAA ZAMU – YANGU

MOST GIFTED WEST VIDEO
2 FACE – IMPLICATIONS – WINNER
BECCA/SAMINI – FIRE (REMIX)
DA GRIN – PON PON PON
J-TOWN – GUNS & ROSES
SASHA FT NAETO C & SAUCE KID – MAKING MONEY(REMIX)

MOST GIFTED VIDEO OF THE YEAR
TEARGAS – PARTY 101 – WINNER
D-BLACK & KWAKU-T – BREATHE
LIZHA JAMES FT LOYISO – VOU TE ATACAR
MI FT DJINEE – SAFE
TKZEE – DIKAKAPA
K’NAAN – T.I.A

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Lagos, Nigeria has been selected as the host city of this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs). It will be the second time in three years that the awards have taken place in Nigeria, following the inaugural MAMAs, which was held in Abuja in October 2008.

The most populous city of Africa’s largest country will play host to nominees and performers on Dec. 11 at the EKO Expo Hall, Johannesburg-based MTV Networks Africa announced on Aug 25th.

Nominees are expected to be announced in the last week of October. Voting will then be open to the public via a mobile-site (mtvmama.mobi) and a website (www.mama.mtvbase.com).

The 2010 MAMAs feature 12 categories including best male, best female, best video, best group, artist of the year, best anglophone act, song of the Year, best international act and MAMA Legend.

Best lusophone act and best francophone Act have also been added to the categories, giving recognition to Portuguese and French-speaking artists working on the continent.

The inaugural MAMAs took place in 2008 in Abuja followed by last year’s event in Nairobi, Kenya. Past winners include 2-FACE (Nigeria), Nameless (Kenya), Samini (Ghana), Wahu (Kenya), HHP (South Africa), D’Banj (Nigeria) and Patricke-Stevie Moungondo (Congo Brazzaville).

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Naija shines majorly as the nominees for the 2010 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards are released. MI ties with Somalian-Canadian Rapper, K’naan for the most number of nominations at 3. Other Naija artists nominated include MO’Cheddah, Da Grin, Pype, Wande, Dbanj, 2face and more. The awards will be held in South Africa, on Thursday 4th November at the Sandton Convention Center.

Below are the 2010 MVA Nominees.

1 MOST GIFTED MALE VIDEO SMS CODE
WANDE COAL BUMPER TO BUMPER 1A
BANKY W STRONG TING 2A
ZEUS CHAMPAGNE MUSIC 3A
BLACK COFFEE FT.ZAKES BANTWINI JUJU 4A
K’NAAN T.I.A 5A

2 MOST GIFTED FEMALE VIDEO
WITNESS ATTENTION PLEASE 1B
KENNY SAINT BROWN FT DA GRIN TURN ME AROUND 2B
MO’CHEDDAH FT.OTHELLO IF YOU WANT ME 3B
THEMBI SEETE FREE 4B
LIZHA JAMES FT. LOYISO VOU TE ATACAR 5B

3 MOST GIFTED NEWCOMER
OCTAVE COUPLET FT. HYDRO DO UR THANG 1C
DJINEE OVERKILLING 2C
L – TIDO FT.T-P CALLING 3C
GABRIELA MINA NAWENA 4C
M.I. FT. DJINEE SAFE 5C

4 MOST GIFTED DUO, GROUP OR FEATURING
M.I. FT. DJINEE SAFE 1D
TUMI FT.BRICKS & TRACY LEE BAMBEZELA 2D
OBITA FT.LOYISO EVERYBODY DANCE 3D
P SQUARE FT.J-MARTINS E NO EASY 4D
DEEP LEVEL WE RUN THIS CITY 5D

5 MOST GIFTED DANCE VIDEO
DJ CLEO MZIMBA SHAKER 1E
BIG NELO HOJE E SURRA 2E
BIG NUZ FT.DJ TIRA UMLILO 3E
DJ VETKOEK VS MAHOOTA/PROFESSOR BAYETE 4E
LIQUIDEEP FAIRYTALE 5E

6 MOST GIFTED RAGGA DANCEHALL VIDEO
GENERAL PYPE FT.NAETO C,VECTOR, SASHA, DA GRIN & GT CHAMPION (REMIX) 1F
SAMINI SWEET MISTAKE 2F
BUFFALO SOULJAH TOO MANY OF ME 3F
WYRE UPRISING 4F
KWELA TEBZA FT. VARIOUS ARTISTS BETTER DAY (REMIX) 5F

7 MOST GIFTED AFRO POP
D’BANJ FALL IN LOVE 1G
NTHANDO NGIYOSEBENZA 2G
NAMELESS & HABIDA SUNSHINE 3G
ANOGIRI OYIBO 4G
JOZI PARTY TIME 5G

8 MOST GIFTED RNB
JON GERMAIN IN MY HEAD 1H
TOLUMIDE MY LOVE 2H
GELLY MZURI 3H
URBAN REIGN ADDICTED 4H
ANSELMO RALPH DOMESTICADO 5H

9 MOST GIFTED KWAITO
GAZZA SHUKUSHA 1I
BIG NUZ/DJ TIRA UMLILO 2I
FISHMAN FT GAL LEVEL LET’S HOOK UP 3I
MZAMBIYA/HOWZA BADALA 4I
TKZEE SDUDLA 5I

10 MOST GIFTED HIP HOP VIDEO
K’NAAN T.I.A 1J
J.R FT. HIP HOP PANTSULA SHOW DEM (MAKE THE CIRCLE BIGGER) 2J
D-BLACK & KWAKU-T BREATHE 3J
NAETO C AKO MI TI POJU 4J
TEARGAS GO AWAY 5J

11 MOST GIFTED SOUTH VIDEO
BUFFALO SOULJAH EZANDHLA PHEZULU (HANDS UP) 1K
PROVERB FT. HIP HOP PANTSULA BREADWINNER 2K
DAMA DO BLING CASAR COM OUTRA 3K
BIG NUZ FT. DJ TIRA UMLILO 4K
PRO SEKELE 5K

12 MOST GIFTED EAST VIDEO
WYRE UPRISING 1L
AVRIL MAMA 2L
NAMELESS & HABIDA SUNSHINE 3L
OBITA/LOYISO EVERYBODY DANCE 4L
SHAA ZAMU YANGU 5L

13 MOST GIFTED WEST VIDEO
2 FACE IMPLICATIONS 1M
BECCA/SAMINI FIRE (REMIX) 2M
DA GRIN PON PON PON 3M
J-TOWN GUNS & ROSES 4M
SASHA FT.NAETO C/SAUCE KID MAKING MONEY (REMIX) 5M

14 MOST GIFTED VIDEO OF THE YEAR
TEARGAS PARTY 101 1N
D-BLACK & KWAKU-T BREATHE 2N
LIZHA JAMES FT. LOYISO VOU TE ATACAR 3N
M.I. FT. DJINEE SAFE 4N
TKZEE DIKAKAPA 5N
K’NAAN T.I.A 6N

To vote for your favorite artists via sms, send their voting code to +27839208406.

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Here are pictures of our very own MI at the pre-BET awards festivities. Damn proud of this J-Town ambassador. Very good look. This is definitely opening up major doors for Naija Music.

MI with radio personality Wendy Williams

MI with BET VP

MI on ZA Radio

MI with Bobby Valentino

Source: Linda Ikeji

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The Hip Hop World Awards 2010 nominees have been announced and we’re officially in award season for the past year. The blogs and entertainment sites have been buzzing and fans have already started talking about who deserves what. As a huge fan of naija music this past year, I’m no different in trying to predict the winners and give my own analysis.

Below is the list of nominees, my picks, and why I chose that particular pick. Keep in mind that this is purely based on my opinion and what I noticed this past year. I didn’t take any poll, or do any major research or survey. I have no say in the final outcome of the awards and so I wont be influencing the winners.

With that being said,  let’s dive into my picks and analysis of each category.

Album of the year Nominees

Da Grin – C.E.O.
Wande Coal – Mushin to Mo-Hitts
Darey – Un-Darey-ted
P-Square – Danger
Bracket – Least Expected

My pick: Wande Coal – Mushin to Mo-Hitts

Why: This was a close one for me between Da Grin’s CEO and Wande Coal’s Mushin to Mo-hitts, but I have to go with Wande Coal on this one. Although, Da Grin’s work is solid, Wande Coal’s album is almost like a collection of smash hits after another. From You bad to taboo, bumper to bumper, ololufe, Se Na like this and Jehovah, the album is top to bottom a solid 4.5 stars. Not to mention he has the privilege of having on of the best producers (Don Jazzy) in naija lace his tracks. In addition, Wande Coal’s album crosses the borders of those that are not real hip hop heads.

Artiste of the year Nominees

Wande Coal
Terry G
Darey
Bracket
Da Grin

My Pick: Da Grin

Why: This one was also pretty tough to decipher cos Terry G, Darey, and Bracket did their thing this past year, but it came down to Wande Coal and Da Grin on this one, and I’m going with Da Grin. The guy is oozing with lyrical flow power. I mean, what other rapper will make me feel like I understand what he is saying in Yoruba, when I clearly don’t. The guy’s lyrical talent in Yoruba is just down right amazing. Listen to Pon Pon Pon, and Kondo. Nuff said.

Song Of The Year Nominees

Yori Yori – Bracket
Kokoroko – Kefee
You Bad – Wande Coal
Free Madness pt2 – Terry G
Alanta – Art Quake

My Pick: Yori Yori

Why: Do I really have to explain this? The song just scattered the country. I was at a joint in Abuja when the DJ played this song, and everyone… I mean everyone (grown men, small boys, madams, ogas) got up and started feeling very lovey with themselves. Alanta was hot too, but I have to go with Yori Yori on this one. Even my momsy likes this song, and she thinks most of our new music is useless…lol I bet my grandma might even like the song sef. Maybe I should ask.

Recording of the year Nominees

Strong Ting – Banky W
I Love You – P-Square
Heaven Please – Timi feat. MI
Keeper of my dreams – Lara George

My Pick: Strong Ting – Banky W

Why: I was torn between P-Square’s I love you, and Strong Ting, but I give the nudge to Banky W for the originality on that track. From the moment the song starts, the tune just captivates you. Banky has never had issues delivering on vocals, and Cohbams did a heck of job producing the track. Hot track!!

Producer Of The Year Nominees

TY Mix
Cobhams
Don Jazzy
Sossick
Dokta Frabz

My Pick: Cohbams

Why: This is my opinion is one of the tightest races. Dokta Frabz definitely laced some great tracks for Naeto C (Ako Mi Ti Poju), Omawunmi (Chocolata), and Da Grin (Thank God), so did Sossick (Everyday, Igboro – Da Grin). TY mix did his thing too, and it’s extremely difficult to ever argue against Don Jazzy (It’s Don Jazzy Again), but just from what I’ve heard this past year (which this award is based on) I have to go with Cohbams. He has done his thing for real, and did so without making too much noise about it. Maga No Need Pay, Power of Naija, Strong Ting, No Stars are just a few of the hot tracks he produced this past year.

Best Music Video Nominees

Danger – Psquare (Directed by Jude Okoye)
Kokoroko – Keffe (Directed by Wudi Awa)
The Finest – Knight House feat. Sauce Kid & Teeto (Directed by Clarence Peters)
Ako Mi Ti Poju – Naeto C (Directed Bobby Boulders)
Safe – MI (Directed by Mex)

My Pick: Kokoroko – Keffe

Why: Let me go ahead and say this first. I personally think the best video from last year is not on this nominee list, and that is Da Grin’s Pon Pon Pon. I’m not sure if it came out too late to be considered, but that video blew everything else out of the water.
Now on to my reason…lol. Why Kokoroko? Simple. It’s different and was simple. It was a refreshing video to watch, and was not meshed in the club, or having too much special effects. In my opinion sometimes the simplest things turn out best, and in this case I feel like keffe’s video did just that.

Best RnB Single Nominees

Strong Ting – Banky W
Never Felt A Love – Femi
I Love You – P Sqaure
No Stars – Darey Art Alade
Over Killing – Djinee

My Pick: Strong Ting – Banky W

Why: Great production, great vocals, and I give this an A for originality. First time I heard it, I knew that I hadn’t heard anything like it before.

Best Pop Single Nominees

Yori Yori – Bracket
You bad – Wande Coal
Kokoroko – Keffe
Danger – P Sqaure
Hotter Than Fire – Dr Pat & Sheyman

My pick: Yori Yori

Why: Do I need to explain this again? The song gave all of us lovers and wanna be lovers something to say in between like and love . i.e the babe dey do me Yori yori.

Best RnB/Pop Album Nominees

Wande Coal – Mushin To Mo-Hitts
P-Square – Danger
Bracket – Least Expected
Darey Art Alade – Un-Darey-Ted

Pick: Wande Coal – Mushin To Mo-Hitts

Why: Once again. This album is completely solid. If this category, didn’t have pop, I might have been swayed in a different direction, but RnB/Pop? Yeah. WCizzy got this covered.

Best Rap Single Nominees

Ako Mi Ti Poju – Naeto C
Owo Ati Swagger – Catiair
Finest – Knight House feat. Teeto & Sauce Kid
Sample Remix – Terry Tha Rapman
Somebody Wants To Die – MI feat. Ice Prince

My Pick: MI – Somebody wants to die

Why: I give MI a slight nudge over Naeto C on this one more cos of the hype surrounding the song, and the background “beef” that came with it. Now MI has said this was not a response to Iceberg Slim, but ummm… I think we know better, or at least we want to believe it is the case. Ako Mi Ti Poju is a really catchy tune, but MI’s track I have to say lyrically delivers on another level.

Best Rap Album Nominees

Da Grin – CEO
Ill Bliss – Dat Ibo Boy
Catiair – More Than Rap Music
Kel – The Investment

My Pick: Da Grin – CEO

Why: Pound for pound Da Grin is arguably the hottest rapper in naija at the moment, and his album speaks for itself. It’s really no comparison. With hits like Pon Pon Pon, Kondo, & Thank God, the album is far above the rest. Da Grin dey carry first these days man.

Lyricist of the Roll Nominees

MI – Somebody Wants To Die
Mode9 – Bad Man
OD – Got To Love Me
Pherowshuz – Sample Remix

My Pick: MI – Somebody wants to die

Why: Lyrical Depth across the board. Mode 9 is a very close second, but MI’s somebody want to die is is just blazing lyrically. MI is a master using his words. Sometimes I wonder if he has a dictionary in his head. “MI finito, Never be an equal, Never be a sequel, Such a huge ego” Side note: Is there a reason Da Grin was not on this list? Just saying.

Best Collaboration Nominees

Kokoroko – Keffe & Timaya
The Finest – Knight House feat. Sauce Kid & Teeto
Aye Po Gan – Ill Bliss & Terry G
Sample Remix – Terry Tha Rapman & Pherowshuz

My Pick: Kokoroko – Keffe & Timaya

Why: This was like a match made in musical heaven. Keffe and Timaya both have similar traditional styles, and the collabo just blended. Heck at some point in the video, you would think they were related sef. If this was best Hip Hop Collabo, I’d go with the Knight house joint cos that was pretty solid too.

Best Vocal Performance (Male) Nominees

Dare Art Alade – No Stars
Banky W – Strong Ting
Wande Coal – Bananas
GT The Guitarman – Kinimatise
Timi Dakolo – Heaven Please

Pick: Wande Coal – Bananas

Why: Wande vocally blew it out of the park on bananas. This category is tight though, and one can make a valid argument for Banky, Timi, Darey & GT The Guitarman, but I have to give it to Wande on this one, esp with that high pitch Mariah Carey like delivery.

Best Vocal Performance (Female) Nominees

Ibiyemi – Don’t Leave Me
Keffe – Kokoroko
Lara George – Keeper of my dreams
Waje – Kolo
Eva – No Cry

Pick: Ibiyemi

Why: Vocal performance wise with these nominees, Ibiyemi gets the nudge from me. The song “don’t leave me” is calm and soothing, and she delivers vocally on it. Probably the biggest female vocalist this past year is not even on the list. Yes, I mean Omawunmi. I mean… no disrespect to everyone else, but Omawunmi soooo did her thing in 2009. Oh well. With this list here, I go with Ibiyemi.

Best Street Hop Nominees

Free Madness pt 2 – Terry G
Igboro Ti Daru – Klever J
File Be – Jaywon
Alanta – Art Quake
One By One – Side One

My Pick: Alanta – Art Quake

Why: Any song that produces a dance that everyone does in the club is undoubtedly the biggest street hop for that year. Everybody just dey Alanta dey go for naija man. Hands down. Free Madness pt2 was another blazing joint, but it’s hard to choose anyone over “Gini gi Joo… Joo Joo Joo.. Open your hands like you wan fly away. Alanta Alanta Alanta… One Leg Up.” Ok… i already started dancing. Let me stop…lol.

Next Rated Nominees

General Pype – Champion
Mo Cheddah – If You Want Me
Jesse Jagz – Wetin Dey
D’Prince – Omoba
Skuki – Banger

My Pick: Jesse Jagz – Wetin Dey

Why: I wont even consider Jesse Jagz as rated next, but I guess he is just now breaking out as an artist. Wetin Dey blazed all over Naija clubs and radios last year, and so it’s only natural that this goes to Mr. Jaga Jaga. In addition the guy is a heck of a producer.

HipHop Revelation Of The Year Nominees

Wande Coal
Kel
Djinee
Ill Bliss
Omawunmi

My Pick: Wande Coal

Why: This is probably the toughest category cos in all honesty, everyone on this list made a big splash this past year, but once again it’s hard to against Mo-Hitts’ golden child, Wande Coal. The guy had the best year any artist could ask for. Hit after Hit after Hit.

Ok, I’m done. Feel free to drop a comment or two. Whether you agree or disagree, or you think I’m a genius or completely clueless…lol. Let’s hear it.

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The 2009 nominations for the Nigerian Music Video Awards are out, and the hottest folks this year are dominating with their nominations. The newcomer Keffi makes a big splash with 5 nominations for her video Kokoroko. J-Town’s Mr. Incredible racks up 4 nominations, and so does Darey. The Mo-Hitts family are pretty stealing the show with a total of 7 nominations. 5 from Mo-Hitts Crew for Ten Ten & 2 from D’Banj for Gbono Feli Feli. Congrats to all nominees. To vote for your favorite artist, visit livebeats.net.  See the full list below.

BEST AFRO HIP HOP VIDEO
Tuface Idibia – Go Down There
Djinee – Lade
Mo hits – Ten Ten
Nigga Raw – Ko Gbadun
Weird Mc – Step Up

BEST GOSPEL VIDEO
Keffi – Kokoroko
Lara George – Run With You
Benita – Se Owe
Elsie – Jigidem
Rooftop MCs – For My Life

BEST USE OF ANIMATION IN A MUSIC VIDEO
Lara George – Run With You
Daddy U – Who Be This Man
Holy Mallam – Devil Tinyaka
Holy Mallam – Somebody Say

BEST PRODUCER OF A MUSIC VIDEO
Soul Muzik
Lone Records
Yes Records
Mo Hits
East Syde Records

BEST MAINSTREAM HIP HOP VIDEO
Dj Jimmy Jatt – Too Much
Alabai – Voice of God
Kel – Too Fine
M.I – Safe
Knight House- Finest

BEST R n B VIDEO
Darey – Not The Girl
Faze – Am In Love
Inyanya – Love Truly
Drea – Omoge
G-Xploits – Your Man

BEST DIRECTOR
Wudi Awa (Kokoroko – Keffi)
Gbenga Salu ( Ten Ten – Mo Hits)
Clarence Peters ( Oko Won Lode – Sound Sultan)
Dj Tee ( Step Up – Weird Mc)
Mex ( Safe – M.I)

BEST USE OF SPECIAL EFFECTS IN A MUSIC VIDEO
M.I – Safe
Mo Hits – Ten Ten
Lara George
Elsie – Jigidem | N/A

BEST NEW VIDEO
Bean Pole – So Pe Tie
Jaywon – Filebe
Waje – Kolo

BEST AFRO POP VIDEO
D’banj – Mo Gbono Feli Feli
Eldee – Bo Si Gbangba
Darey – More
Sound Sultan – Oko Won Lode
Anogiri – Oyinbo

BEST HIGHLIFE MUSIC VIDEO
Bracket – Yori Yori
Mc Loph – Osondi Owendi
Sunny Nneji – Ojoro
J-Martins – Cool Temper
Mumma Gee – African Juice

BEST USE OF COSTUME
Darey – More
Keffi – Kokoroko
Amaikah – Moonlight Tale
Benita – We Ose
Mumma Gee –African Juice

MOST PROMISING DIRECTOR
Gbenga Salu (Ten Ten – Mo Hits)
Bobby Hai (Osondi Owendi – Mc Loph)
A- Whizzle (Love Truly – Iyanya)
Ak One (African Juice – Mumma Gee)
Brisoul (Moonlight Tales – Amaikah)

BEST REGGAE DANCEHALL VIDEO
Nneka – Africa
Frank D Nero – Cure My Craze
H-man- scared of love
Black Solo – Club on Fire
Porsh Kayiana – Scream

BEST CONTEMPORARY AFRO MUSIC VIDEO
Mumma Gee – African Juice
Bracket – Yori Yori
Amaikah – Moonlights Tales
Freewindz – Tolotolo

BEST USE OF CHOREOGRAPHY
Weird Mc – Step Up
Freewindz – Tolotolo
Darey – More
Omawunmi – In The Music
Porsh Kayiana – Scream

BEST INDIGENOUS CONCEPT
Mumma Gee- African Juice
Benita – We Ose
Keffi – Kokoroko
Amaikah- Moonlight Tales
Ayuba – Omo Yoruba

BEST AFROBEAT MUSIC VIDEO
Tunji Shotimerin – Story Story
Seun Kuti – Many Many Things
Kola Ogunkoya – Emayo

BEST EDITOR
Mex – Safe – M.I
Gbenga Salu – MoHits – Ten Ten
Wudi Awa – Kokoroko – kefee
Brisoul – Moonlight Tales – Amaikah

MOST POPULAR NIGERIAN MUSIC VIDEO IN EUROPE
King David – One Love
May7even – Take off my clothes (Original) | May7even – Take off my clothes (POP Version)
Tillman Ft Dolla –Puyanga
Tee Loye – Karmal Fire
Cashino – No future

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kokoroko – Keffi (Wudi Awa)
Aimakah – Moonlight Tales. ( Brisoul)
Sound Sultan – Oko Won Lode. ( Clarence Peters)
Mo Gbono Feli Feli – D’banj ( Sesan)

Sound City Music Video Awards
Sound City Music Video Awards

This past weekend was the Sound City Music Video Award show.It was hosted by Naija RnB sensation, Darey Art Alade, and was held at the Sound City Music Center, Ocean View, Victoria Island, Lagos. Big winners from the award night were 2face, P-square, and Bigiano with each bagging 2 awards each. Check the full list of award winners here:

Best Male Video
• Naeto C – Kini Big Deal

Best Female Video
• TY Bello – Ekundayo

Best Choreography
• P-Square – Roll It

Best Special Effect Editing (Winner to be determined)
• Dipp – Dangerous

Best Cinematography
• Bigiano – Shayo

Best Hip Hop
• Str8buttah – Last Standing

Best R&B or Pop Video
• Darey – Not the girl

Best Duo/Group Video
• P-Square – Roll It

Best Collaboration in a Music Video
• Tuface Idibia ft. Sound Sultan – Enter The Place

Soundcity Viewers Choice
• Bigiano – Shayo

Soundcity Fresh Video (Winner to be determined)
• Steel – South African Girl

Discovery of the year
• Kel – Waa Wa Alright

Hit Producer of the Year (as used in a music video)
• “Suddenly” by D’banj (Don Jazzy)

African Video of the Year
• 340ML (Mozambique)

Best Video
• Tuface – Enter The Place

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The NEA awards is right around the corner. It will be on June 6th, 2009, and will be held at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Doors open 6pm. The competition is definitely fierce and the event should feature numerous stage performances by some of our favorite artists, Eldee, Banky W, MI just to mention a few. For more information visit http://www.nigeriaentawards.com/. For the list of nominees, check out our previous post

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