Winners from the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards in New York

32028585For the 9th year the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA) celebrated and honoured members of the Nigeria entertainment industry at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts in New York.

The award show was filled with lots of amazing performances – Wande Coal, Praiz, Oritsefemi, the ‘Sekem’ master MC Galaxy. Also on stage were Patoranking who performed his popular song “Girlie O”, Skales with his new single “Shake Body”.

Hosts for the night Bovi and Funke Akindele kept the audience entertained with rib-cracking jokes, while Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi worked the audience by interacting and asking audience members questions to keep them engaged and even more involved in the show than in years past.

Red carpet coverage was powered by both US and Nigeria/Africa based media houses – Channel O, Sound City, BellaNaija, OkayAfrica, Inside Africa, Bubbles Magazine, Black Enterprise, Luxxe Living and UDRradio just to mention a few.

The hottest single of the year category had a tie with Pull Over Kcee ft. Wizkid and Aye by Davido both emerging winners. Some of the other winners of the night include Olamide for Album of the Year, DJ Spinall for World DJ, Desmond Elliot for Best Director, and Mavin’s First Lady Tiwa Savage took home R&B Artiste of the Year and Female Artist of the year awards.

In her acceptance speech Tiwa Savage encouraged fans and the entire industry to continue to support the NEAs, mentioning that International awards such as BET and MTV started off similar to the NEAs, and have been able to grow thanks to the support received.



Best Album of the Year: Baddest Boy Ever Liveth – Olamide

Hottest Single of the Year: Pull-Over -Kcee ft. Wizkid; Aye – Davido

Best New Act of the Year: Patoranking

Gospel Artist of the Year: Frank Edwards

Indigenous Artist of the Year: Oritsefemi Oritsefemi

Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year: Tiwa Savage

Female Artist of the Year: Tiwa Savage

Male Artist of the Year: Davido

Best Rap Act of the Year: Ice Prince

Music Producer of the Year: Del B

Best Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director): Rands & Naira (Emmy Gee & Nick) Best Collaboration: Gallardo – Runtown Ft. Davido

Most Promising Act to Watch: Ayo Jay

Diaspora Artist of the Year: L.A.X

African Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian): Shatta Wale


Best Actor in a Lead Role: Tope Tedela (A Mile from Home) 

Best Supporting Actor: Yomi Fash-Lanso (Omo Elemosho) 

Best Actress in a Lead Role: Funke Akindele in Agnetta (O’Mpa) 

Best Supporting Actress: Genevieve Nnaji (Half of a Yellow Sun) 

Best Director: Desmond Elliott (Finding Mercy) 

Best Picture: Half of a Yellow Sun


Entertainment Personality of the Year: Denrele Edun – Channel O

Entertainment Executive of the Year: E-Money – Five Star Records

Best OAP: Yaw – Wazobia FM

Funniest Comedian of Year: Bovi

World DJ: DJ Spinall – Nigeria