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Adekunle Gold’s ‘About 30’ Makes NEA Nominations For ‘Album Of The Year’

The nomination list for the 2018 edition of the  Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) has been released by the organisers, with  Simi, Olamide, Adekunle Gold, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and Davido leading with two nominations each.

Adekunle Gold‘s About 30 album is being nominated for Album of the year along with Simisola by Simi, Sugarcane by Tiwa Savage, Outside by Burna Boy and First Daze of Winter by UK-based Nigerian artiste and producer, Maleek Berry.

2017

Last year, the Album of the Year Award went to Olamide, courtesy of his Glory album. Other winners in the 2017 edition include Hottest Single of the Year: If (Davido); Best Collabo of the Year: Iskaba – Wande Coal & DJ Tunez; Best Music Video Director: Yolo – Seyi Shay (Dir: Meji Alabi); Best New Act: Mayorkun; Indigenous Artist of the Year: Phyno; Diaspora Artist of the Year: Jidenna; and the Inspirational Artist of the Year went to Sinach.

The official website for the awards states that the even will hold on Sunday, 11th November 2018 as the date for this 13th edition. The awards will hold in Washington DC.

The complete list below

Album of the Year

Similola (Simi)

Sugarcane (Tiwa Savage)

First Daze of Winter (Maleek Berry)

Outside (Burna Boy)

About 30 (Adekunle Gold)

Hottest Single of the Year

Legbegbe (Mr Real)

Science Student (Olamide)

Baba (DJ Spinall x Kizz Daniel)

Assurance (Davido)

Soco (Wizkid)

Best New Act

Slimcase

Small Doctor

Lady Donli

Dice Ailes

Mr Real

Afropop Male Artist of the Year

Olamide

Wizkid

Davido

Kiss Daniel

2Face

Afropop Female Artist of the Year

Yemi Alade

Tiwa Savage

Seyi Shay

Simi

Niniola

 Diaspora/International Artist of the Year

Rotimi (U.S.)

MNEK (U.K.)

Skepta (U.K.)

Kah-lo (U.K.)

J Hus (U.K.)

Alternative Artist of the Year

Flavour

Patoranking

Johnny Drille

Adekunle Gold

Zoro Swagbag

Most Promising Act to Watch

Teni

Idowest

Bella Alubo

Wilfresh

Dapo Tu Burna

 

Trailblazer of the Year

Maleek Berry

Duncan Mighty

Mayorkun

Mz Kiss

CDQ

Best Music Video (Director)

Malo (by Tiwa, dir: Meji Alabi)

Big Daddy (by Ice Prince, dir: Clarence Peters)

Closer (by WizKid, Dir: Daps)

This is Nigeria (by Falz, dir: Prodigeezy)

Ire (by Adekunle Gold, dir: Aje)

Music Producer of the Year

Killertunes

Spellz

Fresh

Kriz beat

Philkeyz

Jaypizzle

Best Male Artist Non Nigerian/Africa

Sarkodie (GH)

Khaligraph Jones (KQ)

FA (LIB)

Fikfameica (UG)

KiDi (GH)

Best Female Artist Non Nigerian / Africa

Betty G (ET)

Becca (GH)

Victoria Kimani (KQ)

Sheebah (UG)

Heyden Adama (SL)

Comedy Act

Kenny Blaq

Charles Okocha

Lasisi Elenu

Oluwakaponeski

Maraji

Freshvibes of the Year

Squeeze Tarela

Mr Shaa

Kayjay

Peruzzi

Marz Brown

SammyLee

Best Lead Role in a Film (Female)

Adesua Etomi (Wedding Party 2)

Lilian Afegbai (Bound)

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Alter Ego)

Bimbo Ademoye (Back up Wife)

Dakore Akande (Isoken)

Lilian Echelon (Blackrose)

Best Lead Role in a Film (Male)

Femi Adebayo (Etiko Onigedu)

Blossom Chukwujekwu (The Big Fat Lie)

Kalu Ikeagwu (Benevolence)

Ali Nuhu (Mansoor)

Adebayo Salami (Adaba)

Odunlade Adekola (A Million Baby)

Best Picture of the Year

Alter Ego (Moses Inwang/Esther Eyibio)

Isoken (Jade Osiberu)

Banana Island Ghost (Biola Alabi)

Hakkunde (Oluseyi Amuwa)

Etiko Onigedu (Femi Adebayo)

Children of Mud (Imoh Umoren)

Best TV Show

Papa Ajasco Reloaded

Jenifa Dairies

This Is It

Gina and Friends

Inspector K

Best Lead Role in TV

Funke Akindele (Jenifa Dairies)

Eniola Badmus (Papa Ajasco Reloaded)

Koye Kekere-Ekun (Inpector K)

Aborisade Motunrayo (Jenifa Dairies)

Kunle Idowu (Papa Ajasco Reloaded)

Lilian Esoro (3 is A crowd)

Best Lead Role in Film (Non Nigerian)

Chris Attoh (Esohe)

Cindy Sanyu (Bella)

Rushabiro Raymond (The Torture)

Adjetey Anang (Keteke)

Nyce Wanjeri (Auntie Boss)

Pearl Thusi (Catching Feelings)

Best World DJs

DJ Brave

DJ TTB

DJ Buka

DJ Dee Money

DJ Jamstar

DJ Expressions

Best DJ Singles of the Year

DJ E Cool (Ada ft. Davido)

DJ Spinall (Baba ft Kizz Daniel)

DJ Xclusive (Shempe ft Mz Kiss/Slimcase)

DJ Cuppy (Fight ft Mr Eazi)

DJ Enimoney (Diet ft Tiwa/Reminisce/Slimcase)

DJ Consequence (Do Like This ft Tiwa/Mystro)

Radio On Air Personalities of the Year

Moet (Soundcity)

Tisan (Raypower)

Adeshope (Beat FM)

Sophia Anidugbe (Cool FM)

Jennifer Nzewunwah (Kiss FM)

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