For 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.
This is the full list of winners:
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
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