Photos and winners from the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards in New York

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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. 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
Gospel Artist of the Year
 Frank Edwards
Indigenous Artist of the Year
 Oritshe femi
Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year
 Tiwa Savage
Female Artist of the Year
 Tiwa Savage
Male Artist of the Year
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
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
World DJ
 DJ Spinall – Nigeria






 Red Carpet Preview

The 9th NEA Awards was sponsored by Chibase Productions, MTech, Impeccable Hospitality, City Limo, WIN Foundation. Major partners include Channel O, YSGHubs, Firematic Ent, MayvenPR, The Exodus Guild, Beat FM, Star FM, Cool FM, BellaNaija, UDRradio, Rhythm FM, EEC, UnderdaRock, 745Ent, Raging Bull Ent, LOI Graphics, DJ Tee Films, Anashe Media Group, Black Enterprise, Toast Magazine.







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