NEA Nominees: Wizkid rises to the top, eLDee, Tiwa Savage, Bez, Davido follow

by Tolu Orekoya

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards nominee list is out! Revealed on Friday June 1 at a swanky black-tie affair held at Eko Hotel & Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos. The list has 26 different categories, cutting across music, cinema, and television.

Fresh-faced 22-year-old Wizkid has the most number of nominations, with a total of six – including album of the year and hottest single. He is followed by fellow musicians eLDee,  Tiwa Savage, Bez, Davido who all got three nominations each.

Bez, the neo-soul/jazz singer who blasted his way into the local and international scene is up for best album for his ‘Super Sun’ offing, best new act, and best collabo with another nominee Praiz for the song ‘Stupid Song’.

The show will be held in New York City, September 02, 2012.

Watch this space for the winners!

 

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Soul Is Heavy – Nneka

Everybody Loves Ice Prince – Ice Prince

Superstar – Wizkid

The Dreamer – Show Dem Camp

Beautiful Noise – Timi Dakolo

Super Sun – Bez

HOTTEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Ara – Brymo

Oliver Twist – Dbanj

Pakurumo – Wizkid

Dami Duro – Davido

Chop My Money – Psquare

Ko Ma Roll – Rayce

BEST NEW ACT OF THE YEAR

Tiwa Savage

BrymO

Davido

Bez

MayD

Chidinma

GOSPEL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Segun Obe

Tim Godfrey

Eben Kore

Lara George

Vivien Stephen

BEST POP/R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Chidnma

Omawumi

Waje

Tiwa Savage

Wizkid

Capital Femi

BEST RAP ACT OF THE YEAR

Sauce Kid

Ice Prince

Vector

Eva

M.I.

Show Dem Camp

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Jesse Jagz

Don Jazzy

Shizzy

Cobhams Asuquo

Sarz

Samklef

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST

2kriss

Kadija Kamara

Tinie Tempah

Skepta

Abiade

Tipsy

BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Ara- Brymo – (Directed by Aje Filmworks)

Nawti – Olu Maintain – (Directed by Nawti Team)

She Likes It- Cap B (Directed by Adeola Alao)

My Home – Nneka (Directed by Andy Amadi Okorafor)

Tete Lo Bere- Jahbless (Directed by Dj Tee)

Pakurumo – Wizkid (Directed by Clarence Peters)

MOST PROMISING ACT TO WATCH

Eva

Chuddy K

Praiz

Airis

Flowwsick

Yung6ix

Eddie Kim

Dammy Krane

Pan African Artist Or Group Of The Year

HHP

Sarkodie

Vivian Ndoyr

Cabo Snoop

Donaeo

Noni Zondi

BEST US BASED ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Hoodbilli

Bolade

Awon Boyz

Tolumide

Duncan Daniel

Jay Cube

BEST INDIGENOUS ARTIST/GROUP

Timaya

Flavour

Aduke

9ice

Bracket

Jah Bless

BEST ACTOR (FILM)

Wale Ojo (Phone Swap)

Benjamin (Mr & Mrs)

Chet Anekwe (Unwanted Guests)

Hakeem Kae Kazim (Man on Ground)

Ramsey Nouah (Memories of My Heart)

Pascal Atuma (Who Is the Man)

BEST ACTRESS (FILM)

Uche Jombo (Damaged)

Nse Ekpe Etim (Mr & Mrs)

Funke Akindele (The Return of Jenifa)

Tontoh Dike (Private Enemy)

Rita Dominic (Shattered)

Omotola Jolade Ekeinde (Ties That Bind)

BEST FILM DIRECTOR

Kunle Afolayan (Phone Swap)

Tade Ogidan (Family on Fire)

Tunde Kelani (Maami)

Daniel Ademinokan (Unwanted Guests)

Leila Djansi (Ties That Bind)

Akin Omotosho (Man on Ground)

BEST PICTURE

The Young Smoker

Inside Story

Phone Swap

Ties That Bind

The Return of Jenifa

Unwanted Guests

BEST TV SHOW

Nigerian Idol

Jacobs Cross

Tinsel

Naija Sings

City Sistas

Big Brother Africa

PAN AFRICAN ACTOR

Kevin Ndege Mamboleo (Inside Story)

Majid Michel (Somewhere In Africa)

Van Vicker (Paparazzi)

Chris Attoh (6 Hours to Christmas)

Edward Kagutuzi (The Mirror Boy)

John Dumelo (Ties That Bind)

PAN AFRICAN ACTRESS

Ama Abebrese (Ties That Bind)

Yvonne Okoro (Single Six)

Juliet Ibrahim (Crazy Scandal)

Kudzai Sevenzo (Playing Warriors)

Jokate Mwegelo (Chumo)

Millicent Makheido (48)

WORLD DJ

DJ Humility (Nigeria)

DJ Xclusive (Nigeria)

DJ Abass (UK)

DJ Neptune (Nigeria)

DJ Jimmy Jatt (Nigeria)

DJ Mixmaster Brown (US)

DJ Flava (Malaysia)

DJ Dee Money (US)

BEST COMEDIAN

Seyi Law

Ay

Julius Agwu

Tee A

Basket Mouth

Alibaba

BEST ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY

D’Banj

eLDee

Tontoh Dike

Genevieve Nnaji

Funke Akindele

2face

Banky W

Uti

ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTER

Big Moose Ent (US)

Flytime (Nigeria)

Town Kriers (US)

Industry Nite (Nigeria)

Cokobar (UK)

Tiwaworks (US)

Posh Hill Ent (Malaysia)

Dejavu (US)

MEDIA PERSONALITY

Toolz (BEAT FM 99.9 Lagos)

Adam (Soundcity TV)

Freeze (Cool Fm 96.9 Lagos)

Dolapo Oni (MNET)

Uduak Uduok (Ladybrille)

Denrele (Channel O Africa)

ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE

Audu Maikori

eLDee

Segun Demuren

Efe Omoregbe

Obi Asika

Ayo Shonaiya

Best Collabo Of The Year

Sheyman Ft eLDee/Skales (My Money Remix)

Sauce Kid Ft Davido (Carolina)

Brackett Ft Wizkid (Girl)

Bez Ft Praiz (Stupid Song)

Jeru Ft Wizkid (Familiarity)

Ikechukwu Ft Xela (Bu Lie Oto)

 

Source: Nigerian Entertainment Today

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