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Davido, Tiwa Savage,Desmond Elliot, Others Nominated for 9th Edition Nigeria Entertainment Awards

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The NEA Awards took over the Nigerian airwaves as the nominees for the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards were announced yesterday through an effectively coordinated media campaign led by Beat FM, Cool FM, Rhythm FM, Star FM and UDR Radio simultaneously at 4.00 pm Lagos time.

This year’s nominees include reigning sensations Tiwa Savage and Davido, who both led the pack with five nomination nods each in the music category with both going head to head for the Hottest Single of the Year. Also bagging multiple nominations in the music categories are Flavour, Wizkid and Don Jazzy all with four nominations apiece. Olamide, Patroranking, Chidinma and Oritse Femi round up the top pack with three nominations apiece.

 

In the film category, Accident and Finding Mercy both reigned with three nominations each. The film Accident bagged nominations for Best Actress in Lead Role for Chioma Chukwuka, Best Picture and Best Director. Desmond Elliot bagged multiple awards as Director of Finding Mercy and for his role in the movie for Best Supporting Actor. (see full list below)

 

The organizers of the NEA proudly congratulate all nominees and ask that fans stay tuned for all the voting information that will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information follow the hashtag #NEA2014, and connect with the awards on Facebook and on Twitter @neaawards.

 

FULL NOMINATION LIST

 

Music

Best Album of the Year    

Baddest Boy Ever Liveth – Olamide

Once Upon A Time – Tiwa Savage

Takeover – Kcee Album

Leaving an Impact For Eternity (L.I.F.E) – Burna Boy

Jagz Nation, Vol 1: Thy Nation Come -Jesse Jagz

Journey – Sean Tizzle

Blessed – Flavour

Hottest Single of the Year

Pull-Over -Kcee ft. Wizkid

Double Wahala- Oritsefemi

Aye-Davido

Caro – Starboi feat Lax and Wizkid

Surulere – Dr. S.I.D ft. don Jazzy

Eminado – Tiwa Savage Ft. Don Jazzy

Touching Body – J Martins ft. DJ Arafat

Best New Act of the Year 

Orezi

Patoranking

Runtown

Charass

Tekno Miles

Oritse Femi

Skuki

Gospel Artist of the Year  

Tim Godfrey and Xtreme Crew

Frank Edwards

Flo

Segun Oluwayomi

Nikki Laoye

Sabina

Proverbs

Indigenous Artist of the Year     

Oritse Femi

Reminisce

Sean Tizzle

Jaywon

Flavour

Timaya

Mc Galaxy

Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year

Praiz

Tiwa Savage

Wande Coal

Ayoola

Banky W

Chidinma

Harry Song

Female Artist of the Year

Tiwa Savage

Yemi Alade

Seyi Shay

Cynthia Morgan

Eva

Chidinma

Niyola

Male Artist of the Year     

Kcee

Davido

Iyanya

Wande Coal

Wizkid

Oritse Femi

Patoranking

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

Malek Berry

Best Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director)       

Jaiye Jaiye – Wizkid & Sesan

P-Square- Personally

Rands & Naira -Emmy Gee & Nick

Sitting on the Throne – Olamide & Kemi Adetiba

Skelewu – Davido & Moe Musa

Eminado – Tiwa Savage & Clarence Peters

Oh Baby – Chidinmi ft Flavour & Clarence Peters

Best Collaboration 

Mofe lowo Ju daddy mi – Reminisce/Davido

Solid Star ft Flavor – Oluchi

WanDaMo – Burna Boy ft. Dbanj

Oh Baby – Chidinma Ft Flavour

Emergency – Wizzy Pro Ft. Runtown, Skales & Patoranking

Gallardo – Runtown Ft. Davido

Allubarika – Patoranking ft. Timaya

Most Promising Act to Watch      

Di’Ja

Ayo Jay

Elphlex

Koko J

Sna-Z

Brain

DJ Mo

Diaspora Artist of the Year          

Stlyzz

Wale

Bils

L.A.X

Lola Rae

Mr. 2Kay

Emmy Gee

African Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian)        

Sarkodie

Mafikizolo

Shatta Wale

Micasa

Fally Ipupa

Uhuru

R2Bees

FILM

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 (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)

Genevieve Nnaji (Half of a Yellow Sun)

Bikiya Graham-Douglas (Flower Girl)

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

OTHER CATEGORIES

Entertainment Personality of the Year

Toolz

Liz Yemoja

Adams

Toke Makinwa

Denrele – Channel O

Lami – Nigezie

IK Ogbonna

Entertainment Executive of the Year   

Efe Omorogbe – Hypertek

Don Jazzy – Mavin Records

E-Money – Five Star Records

Illbliss – Capital Records

Ayo Animashaun – HipTV

Steve Babaeko – X3m Music

Okwudili Umenyiora – Erik Manny Records

Best OAP      

Matilda – Rythym Abuja

Dotun – Cool FM

D Don – Rainbow FM

Toke Makinwa – Rhythm FM

Yaw – Wazobia FM

Maria Okanrinde – The Beat 99.9 FM

Jluv – City 105.1

Funniest Comedian of Year         

Bovi

Bash

Funny Bone

Ajebo

Akpororo

Helen Paul

Chi Gurl

World DJ       

DJ IK – Nigeria

DJ  Shinski – Houston

DJ Cuppy – UK

DJ Flexx – Nigeria

DJ Tunez – New York

DJ Spinall – Nigeria

DJ Xclusive – Nigeria

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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