The 7th annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards just ended few hours ago in New York City. The glamour and glitz of the event were as expected. It started with ‘Music on the Catwalk’ on friday, 31st August, continued on September 1 with Julius Agwu’s ‘Crack Ya Ribs’ and Nollywood Film Festival. The awards took place on September 2 at the NYU Skirball Performing Arts Center to cap a fun-filled weekend.
Funke Akindele and AY hosted the show and thrilled the audience with their humour. Waje, Ice Prince, Vector, and elDee were part of the performers who kept the audience dancing through the night.
Here are the award winners of the night.
Vector – Best Rap Act of the Year
Wizkid – Best Album of the Year
Wizkid – Best POP/R&B Artist of the Year
Davido – Hottest Single of the Year
Davido – Best New Act
Tim Godfrey – Gospel Artist/Group of the Year
Don Jazzy – Music Producer of the Year
Tinie Tempah – Best International Artist
Nawti (Olu Maintain) – Best Music Video of the Year
Eva – Most Promising Act to Watch
Vivian Ndour – Pan African Artist or Group of the Year
Awon Boyz – Best US Based Artist of The Year
Flavour – Best Indigenous Artist/Group
Wale Ojo(Phone Swap) – Best Actor
Funke Akindele – Best Actress
Kunle Afolayan(Phone Swap) – Best Film Director
Phone Swap – Best Picture
BBA – Best TV Show
Majid Michel (Somewhere in Africa) – Pan African Actor
Yvonne Okoro (Single Six) – Pan African Actress
DJ Jimmy Jatt – World DJ
Ali Baba – Best Comedian
Flytime- Entertainment Promoter
Uti Nwachukwu – Best Entertainment Personality
Toolz(Beat FM) – Media Personality
elDee – Entertainment Executive
Sauce Kid ft. Davido (Carolina) – Best Collabo of The Year
In attedance at the awards were Mavin League boss, Don Jazzy, D’Prince, Uche Jombo, Julius Agwu, Seyi Law, Funny Bone, Freeze of CoolFm, TuFace Idibia’s wife; Annie.
The EME crew brought the awards to a close by performing tunes from their latest album.