Photos + Full List Of Winners At The NEA

Finally after months of preparation and publicity blitz, the 7th Annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards held on Sunday, Sept. 2 in New York City and winners of the 2012 NEA were officially announced and presented with their plaques.

The event, which took place at the posh NYU Skyball Performing Arts Center, witnessed a large turn out of fans & guests that came out to support and show love to their favorite entertainers while at the same time anticipating a wonderful evening filled with top notch performances and rib cracking interludes.

Hosts: Funke Akindele-Almaroof And AY

Winner: Wiz Kid On Stage With Skales And US Based Singer, Rotimi, Receiving One Of His Awards Of The Night

Don Jazzy Accepting His Reward For Best Producer

Actress Of The Year: Funke Akindele With Her Award

The hosts Funke Akindele and comedian Ayo Makun popularly known as AY, lived upto billing as they kept the show moving smoothly while performances by Waje, Ice Prince, Vector and eLDee just to mention a few, kept the audience on their feet as they danced, cheered and sang along. Some of the awards announced during the show include Best Entertainment Personality – Uti Nwachukwu, Best Rap Act of the Year – Vector, Best Actress Film – Funke Akindele.

Major winners on the night were Wizkid and Davido who both carted home two awards; Best Album of the Year and Best POP/R&B Artist of the Year for Wizkid, and Hottest Single of the Year and Best New Act for Davido. eLDee, Gbenga Akinnagbe from the movie Lottery Ticket, Susan Peters, and Chigurl presented awards. Other entertainment personalities present in New York for the awards were Don Jazzy, D’Prince, Davido’s crew -HKN, Uche Jumbo, Julius Agwu, Seyi Law, Funny Bone, Annie Idibia, OAP Freeze of CoolFM, and a host of others.

The EME crew – Banky W, Wizkid and Skales – who were all in attendance, brought the show to a climax, with actor and singer Rotimi also joining them on stage to perform songs from their latest album. After the EME performance, and in living with the tradition of the NEA Awards, all actors, artists, industry executives etc. were brought on stage and given a standing ovation by the audience before dancing out to officially draw the curtains on this year’s edition of the NEA.

See list of winners below:

NIGERIA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS

CATEGORY #1:
BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR
SUPERSTAR – Wiz Kid

CATEGORY #2:
HOTTEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR
DAMI DURO- DAVIDO

CATEGORY #3:
BEST NEW ACT OF THE YEAR
DAVIDO

CATEGORY #4:
GOSPEL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
TIM GODFREY

CATEGORY #5:
BEST POP/R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR
WIZKID

CATEGORY #6:
BEST RAP ACT OF THE YEAR
VECTOR

CATEGORY #7:
MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
DON JAZZY

CATEGORY #8:
BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
TINIE TEMPAH

CATEGORY #9:
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
NAWTI- OLU MAINTAIN

CATEGORY #10:
MOST PROMISING ACT TO WATCH
EVA

CATEGORY #11:
PAN AFRICAN ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
VIVIAN NDOUR

CATEGORY #12:
BEST US BASED ARTIST OF THE YEAR
AWON BOYZ

CATEGORY #13:
BEST INDIGENOUS ARTIST/GROUP
FLAVOUR

CATEGORY #14:
BEST ACTOR (FILM)
WALE OJO (PHONE SWAP)

CATEGORY #15:
BEST ACTRESS (FILM)
FUNKE AKINDELE (TROJ))

CATEGORY #16:
BEST FILM DIRECTOR
KUNLE AFOLAYAN (PHONE SWAP

CATEGORY #17:
BEST PICTURE
PHONE SWAP

CATEGORY #18:
BEST TV SHOW
BBA

CATEGORY #19:
PAN AFRICAN ACTOR
MAJID MICHEL (SOMEWHERE IN AFRICA)

CATEGORY #20:
PAN AFRICAN ACTRESS
YVONNE OKORO (SINGLE SIX)

CATEGORY #21:
WORLD DJ
DJ JIMMY JATT (NIGERIA)

CATEGORY #22:
BEST COMEDIAN
ALIBABA

CATEGORY #23:
BEST ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY
UTI

CATEGORY #24:
ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTER)
FLYTIME (NIGERIA)

CATEGORY #25:
MEDIA PERSONALITY
TOOLZ (BEAT FM 99.9 LAGOS)

CATEGORY #26:
ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE
eLDee

CATEGORY #27:
BEST COLLABO OF THE YEAR
SAUCE KID FT DAVIDO (CAROLINA)

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