THE 2013 NIGERIA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS NOMINEES ARE ANNOUNCED IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

The nominees for the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards were announced yesterday at the nominee announcement event held in Lagos, Nigeria at Euphoria nightclub.

Pearl Hart of SoundcityTV and Freeze from CoolFM radio’s The Road Show hosted the event, which kicked off at 10pm with the arrival of guests. Some of the artists in attendance were Ice Prince, Funny Bone, Jhybo, K9, DJ Spinall, KCee, Kswitch, MSmooth to mention a few.
Representing for Nollywood and Gollywood were Juliet Ibrahim, Ramsey Nouah, and Uti Nwachukwu. Guests were treated to performances by Emma Nyra, Eddie Kim, Jhybo, Ketchup, and MSmooth.

The President of the NEA, Tope Esan announced the nominees from all thirty-four categories and some of the nominees this year include Iyanya’s Kukere and K9’s Kokoma for Hottest Single of the Year, Rita Dominic, Genevieve Nnaji and Uche Jombo for Best Lead Actress, Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince and Vector for Best Rap Act and for Best Comedian BasketMouth, Bovi and Senator were also nominated. The nominee announcement event is an opportunity for all nominees to be celebrated in Nigeria surrounded by their fellow industry peers, and supporters before the official award ceremony in New York.

Voting begins online on June 28th. Fans are encouraged to support their favorite artists, actors and actresses, comedians and entertainers by voting and encouraging others to vote as well. The 2013 NEA Awards is scheduled to take place on Sept. 1 in New York City. The organizers are working on making this year even better than the last, and will continue to unveil more details in the coming weeks.

For all things NEA Awards tune in to Cool FM 96.9 (Lagos), the official radio partner of the 2013 NEA Awards. Follow the NEAs on Twitter @NEAAwards and ‘Like’ the Facebook page ‘NEA Awards’

For sponsorship inquires please contact:
NEA US: (856) 506 5700
NEA Nigeria: (234) 805 807 7518
E-mail: info@nigeriaentawards.com

For all press and media related inquires please contact:
Mayven PR
Tel: 347 762 0677
Email: press@nigeriaentawards.com



About NEA
The NEA AWARDS is an annual entertainment award show held in the United States, with the sole purpose of celebrating and recognizing the numerous contributions of entertainers to the African entertainment industry, while at the same time promoting the image and rich culture of Nigeria.
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BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR
TIMAYA UPGRADE - TIMAYA
OBO - DAVIDO
YBNL - OLAMIDE
EMPIRE MATES STATE OF MIND - EME
SON OF A CARPENTER - BRYMO
R&BW - BANKY W

HOTTEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR
KUKERE - IYANYA
THIS YEAR - JAYWON
KOKOMA - K9
LIKE TO PARTY - BURNA BOY
LIMPOPO - KCEE
BEAT OF LIFE (SAMBA) - SARZ FT WIZKID

BEST NEW ACT OF THE YEAR
SEAN TIZZLE
KETCHUP
SEYI SHAY
BURNA BOY
AJEBUTTER22
DAMMY KRANE

GOSPEL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
FRANK EDWARDS
ONOS
MONIQUE
FUNKE AKINOKUN
SAMMY OKPOSO
BOUQUI

BEST POP/R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR
PRAIZ
BANKY
WIZKID
IYANYA
DAVIDO
WANDE COAL

BEST RAP ACT OF THE YEAR
OLAMIDE
JESSE JAGZ
ICE PRINCE
VECTOR
PHYNO
RUGGEDMAN

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
SPELLZ
MASTERKRAFT
CHOPSTIX
SARZ
SHIZZI
FLIPTYCE

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
TONIGHT - BURNA BOY (DIRECTED BY MEX)
SISI EKO - DARE FT FLAVOUR (DIRECTED BY MARK HOFMEYR)
SKIBO- SOLID STAR (DIRECTED BY CLARENCE PETERS)
GHETTO - SHANK (DIRECTED BY PATRICK ELLIS)
VOICE OF THE STREETS - OLAMIDE (DIRECTED BY MATTMAX)
OLIVER TWIST - DBANJ (DIRECTED BY SESAN)

MOST PROMISING MALE ACT TO WATCH
SUGAR BOYZ
K9
BULAR
BLACK MAGIC
ENDIA
MAN
YUNG L
SHADY XL

MOST PROMISING FEMALE ACT TO WATCH
ARAMIDE
OYINKANSOLA
LOLA RAE
EMMA NYRA
KIMANI
AURA
LIL MISS MISS
NIYOLA

EASTERN AFRICAN ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
CAMP MULLA
FALLY IPUPA
K'NAAN
NAVIO
RADIO & WEASEL
P UNIT

WESTERN AFRICAN ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
SAKORDIE
TOOFAN
EFYA
R2BEES
MAGIC SYSTEM
VIVIANE CANDID

SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
TEAR GAS
AKA
ZAHARA
THE VERY BEST
DAMA DO BLING
ZONE FAM

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
LIL' SIMZ
FUZE ODG
STYLZZ
SEAN CSA
TOLUMIDE
JJC

BEST INDIGENOUS ARTIST/GROUP
FLAVOUR
OLAMIDE
TIMAYA
JAYWON
KCEE
REMENISCE

BEST COLLABO
TONY MONTANA- NAETO C FT DBANJ
BOTTOM BELLE - OMAWUMI FT FLAVOUR
EMI NI - CHIDINMA FT SUSPECT & ILLBLISS
GHOST MODE - PHYNO FT OLAMIDE
BADDEST BOY - E.M.E
WITHOUT MY HEART - TIWA SAVAGE FT DON JAZZY

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN FILM
OC UKEJE (ALAN POZA)
FEMI JACOBS (THE MEETING)
BIMBO MANUEL (HEREOS AND ZEREOS)
ALI NUHU (CONFUSION NA WA)
HAKEEM KAZIM (LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA)
MIKE EZURUONYE (FRIENDLY SCORPION)

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN FILM
JOKE MUYIWA (AYITALE)
RITA DOMINIC (THE MEETING)
UCHE JUMBO (MRS SOMEBODY)
GENEVIEVE NNAJI (DR. BELLO)
OMOTOLA EKEINDE (LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA)
MERCY JOHNSON (FAZEBOOK BABES)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN FILM
ALI NUHU (BLOOD AND HENNA)
JIDE KOSOKO (THE MEETING)
GABRIEL AFOLAYAN (HEREOS & ZEREOS)
JIM IYKE (LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA)
OC UKEJE (CONFUSION NA WA)
ALFRED ATUNGU (TWIN SWORD)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN FILM
EBBE BASSEY (DR. BELLO)
BELINDA EFFAH (KOKOMMA)
TUNDE ALADESE (CONFUSION NA WA)
NSE ETIM IKPE (KISS & TELL)
OGE OKOYE (FAZEBOOK BABES)
TONTO DIKE (MY LIFE MY DAMAGE)

BEST FILM DIRECTOR
CHARLES NOVIA (ALAN POZA)
JOHN UCHE (BIANCA)
NIJI AKANNI (HEREOS AND ZEREOS)
TUNDE KELANI (MAAMI)
KENNETH GYANG (CONFUSION NA WAH)
IFEANYI OGBONNA (FAZEBOOK BABES)

BEST PICTURE (FILM PRODUCER)
CONFUSION NA WAH
LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA (OBI EMELONYE)
THE MEETING (RITA DOMINIC)
HEREOS AND ZEREOS
THE TWIN SWORD
ALAN POZA

BEST TV SHOW
JARA
MOMENTS W/MO
PROJECT FAME
SUNRISE DAILY - CHANNELS TV
IDOL
BIG BROTHER AFRICA

PAN AFRICAN ACTOR
CHRIS ATTOH (SINGLE & MARRIED)
FRANK ARTHUS (HEART OF A WIFE)
MAJID MICHEL (THE GROOMS BRIDE)
THOMAS GUMEDE (OTELO BURNING)
DAVID MAPANE (TAXI COP)
JOHN DUMELO (LETTERS TO MY MOTHER)

PAN AFRICAN ACTRESS
YVONNE OKORO (THE CONTRACT)
NADIA BUARI (SINGLE & MARRIED)
YVONNE NELSON (SINGLE & MARRIED)
MBUFUNG SEIKEH (NINAH'S DOWRY)
MATSHEPO MALEME (A MILLION COLOURS)
NOLWAZI SHANGE (OTELO BURNING)

WORLD DJ
DJ XCLUSIVE (LGA)
DJ TUNEZ (NYC)
DJ SOSE (LGA)
DJ TTB (ABJ)
DJ SPINALL (LGA)
DJ BAYO (UK)

BEST COMEDIAN
SENATOR
BOVI
BASKET MOUTH
EMEKA SMITH
SEYI LAW
I GO DIE

ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTER
SHEKPE KNIGHTS
BIG A
BIGMOOSE ENT
STRONGHOLD ENT
COKO BAR
EMPIRE ENTERTAINMENT
DELPHINO ENT

RADIO ON AIR/TV PERSONALITY
YAW - WAZOBIA
FREEZE - COOLFM
TOLU - NIGERIA INFO
AJEBO - NAIJA FM
GBEMI - BEATFM
TOKE MAKINDE - RHYTHM FM

TV PERSONALITY
DENRELE
ADAMS
LABI LAYORI
DOLAPO ONI
UTI NWACHUKWU
YVONNE “VIXEN” EKWERE

ENTERTAINMENT BLOG
NOTJUSTOK
360NOBS
LINDA IKEJI
BELLANAIJA
NDANI TV
FACTORY78

ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE
GAGA (YSG ENT)
IBAKA TV
TONY NWAKOLOR (1805)
UBI FRANKLIN (MADE MEN MUSIC)
JASON NJOKU (IROKOTV)
ERIC IDIAHI (SPINLET)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACTORS
GBENGA AKINNAGBE
DAYO OKENIYI
ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE
EMMANUEL AKINTUNDE
NONSO ANOZIE
DAVID OYELOWO

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACTRESS
MEGALYN ECHIKUNWOKE
ASHLEY MADEKWE
CAROLINE CHIKEZIE
HOPE OLAIDE WILSON
ADEPERO ODUYE
JUDI SHEKONI

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