Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, others shine at 2015 NEA Awards


Nigerian popular music stars have emerged top winners at the 10th Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) Awards in New York.

The event, which took place last week, was held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, US.

Prominently, Nigeria’s 2face Idibia won award for the best Afrobeat Act 2015, while Yome Alade won the Best Female Act award.

Other artists who won at the event include ace comedian, Bovi, as Comedian of the Year, just as Stylelezz won the Best Diaspora Artist of the year.

Full list of the winners:

Best Male Act – Wizkid
Best Female Act – Yemi Alade
Best New Act – Kiss Daniel
Best Pop Act – Davido
Best R&B Act – Praiz
Best Rap Act – Olamide
Best Music Producer – Shizzi
Hottest Single of the Year – ‘Ojuelegba’ /Wizkid
Album of the Year – “Thankful” /Flavour
Best Afrobeat Act – 2face Idibia
Best Gospel Act – Tope Alabi
Most Promising Act – Simi
Best Indigenous Act – Pasuma
Best Collaboration – ‘Bad Girl Special Remix’ /Mr 2kay ft Seyi Shay, Cynthia Morgan
Best Dance/Live Performer – MC Galaxy
Female Disc Jockey – DJ Cuppy
Best Music Video – Unlimited LA – ‘Awww’ by Di’Ja
Best Diaspora Act – Stylezz
Best African Act – Eddie Kenzo
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 (Nigeria in Hollywood): Adepero Oduye
Actress of the Year (Nollywood): Ruth Kadri
Actor of the Year (Africa): Majid Michel
Actor of the Year (Nigeria in Hollywood): Chiwetel Ejiofor
Actress of the Year (Africa); Sonia Ibrahim
Film Director of the Year (Africa): Alex Konstantaras
Film Director of the Year (Indigenous Films): Olanrewaju Abiodun
Film Director of the Year (Nollywood): Kunle Afolayan October 1
Film of the Year (Indigenous Films): Alakada
Film of the Year (Producer, Africa) Shattered Romance

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