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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The 10th edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards was held on Sunday, the 6 of September 2015 at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, New York. Nollywood actress Osas Ighodaro and Chocolate City artist, Ice Prince, anchored the successful event.
The sold out event was attended by so many celebrities including Pasuma, Jerry Wonder, Kevin Lyttle, Fally Ipupa, DJ Abass, Juliet Ibrahim, DJ Cuppy, Sunkanmi, Ayojay, Emma Nyra, Bimbo Thomas, Ruth Kadiri, Destiny Amaka, Sonia Ibrahim, Chiney Ogwumike, Gbenro Ajibade, Jimmie, Maria Okan, Swanky Jerry, Mimi Onalaja, Tjan, Toby Grey and more.
There were performances from Yemi Alade, Praiz, MC Galaxy, Eddie Kenzo, Sheyman, Jaywon, Niniola, Mr. 2Kay, KAVHS, Simi and more.
The show also had some industry business executive’s in attendance such as Howie T (Baseline Records), Ayo Shonaiya, Jason Oshiokpekhai (Delta Airlines), Kobi Brew-Hammond (Arik Air), Dan Petruzzi (OkayPlayer), Abiola Oke (OkayAfrica.), Chetachi Nwoga (Chibase), Jason Kpana (Tidal), Briant Biggs (Roc Nation), Roslin Ilori (Mtech), Suilemana (Right Ent) and more.
Also in attendance were some prominent Nigerians from politicians to businessmen including Hon. Demola Seriki, Comrad Timi Frank, Chief Terry Wayas, and Bankole Omishore.
Delta Airlines, Arik Air, Afropop Music, Right Entertainment, Spinlet, Mtech and Western Union powered the 10th NEA Awards. Other companies that helped make the event a success includes Bellanaija, PulseNG, OkayAfrica., Beat FM, EL TV, UDR Radio, Raging Bull Entertainment, Firematic Entertainment, Megahouse Productions, Blu Energy, 803 Lounge, EEC, Impeccable Hospitality, The Exodus Guild, LOIGraphics, DJTee Films, Sahara TV, Litt Records, AMC TV, MTN Top Ten and more.
See Full List of Winners below
Album of the Year: Thankful / Flavour
Hottest Single of the Year: Ojuelegba / Wiz Kid
Male Artist of the Year: Wizkid
Female Artist of the Year: Yemi Alade
Best Pop Artist of the Year: Davido
Rap Act of the Year: Olamide
Best RnB Artist of the Year: Praiz
Best Collabo of the Year: Bad Girl Special Remix / Mr. 2 Kay
Best Dance Live Performance: MC Galaxy
Best Music Video of the Year (Director): Unlimited LA
Best New Act to Watch: Kiss Daniel
Indigenous Artist of the Year: Pasuma
Diaspora Artist of the Year: Styleez
Gospel Artist of the Year: Tope Alabi
Most Promising Act to Watch: Simi
Music Producer of the Year: Shizzi
African Artist of the Year (Non Nigerian): Eddie Kenzo
Afrobeat Artist of the Year: 2face Idibia
Actor of The Year (Indigenous Films): Adekola Odunlade
Actor of The Year (Nollywood): Gabriel Afolayan
Actress of The Year (Indigenous Films): Toyin Aimakhu Johnson
Actress of The Year (Nollywood): Ruth Kadri
Actress of The Year (Nigeria In Hollywood): Adepero Oduye
Actor of The Year (Nigeria In Hollywood): Chiwetel Ejiofor
Actor of The Year (Africa): Majid Michel
Actress of The Year (Africa): Sonia Ibrahim
Film Director of the Year (Indigenous Films): Olanrewaju Abiodun
Watch Pulse TV video for performances at Beat of Lagos awards.
Film Director of the Year (Nollywood): Kunle Afolayan October 1
Film Director of the Year (Africa): Alex Konstantaras
Film of the Year (Indigenous Films): Alakada
Film of the Year (Producer, Nollywood): October 1
Film of the Year (Producer, Africa): Shattered Romance
Female Disc Jockey of the Year: DJ Cuppy
Male Disc Jockey of the Year: DJ Kaywise
Entertainment Executive of the Year: Tobi Sanni
Entertainment Personality of the Year: Jimmy
Entertainment TV Programme of the Year: Jenifas Diary
OAP of the Year: Dotun (Cool FM)
Comedy Act of the Year: Bovi
See gallery above, and watch Chocolate City perform below.