THE NOMINATIONS: 2011 NEA AWARDS

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May 26th, 2011

NEW YORK, NY– (May 26, 2011) – The Producers of the NEA Awards are pleased to announce the Nominees for the Sixth Annual NEA Awards scheduled for Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 5:00pm at the Sharp Theater at Symphony Space in New York. This year’s nominees highlight new and young talents that are destined to shape the future of African Entertainment.

In the music categories, Wizkid, Darey, Dbanj and Duncan Mighty lead this year’s pack with three nominations each. Wizkid nabsHottest Single of the Year, Best New Act of the Year and Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year. Darey is nominated for Best Album of the Year, Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year categories. Dbanj is nominated for Hottest Single of the Year, Pop/R&B Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year. Duncan Mighty’s nomination includes Best Album of the Year,Hottest Single of the Year and Indigenous Artist of the Year categories. Other artists receiving multiple nominations this year includesAsa, Naeto C, Banky W, MI, Don Jazzy, Ice Prince and Olamide.

The Hottest Single of the year is shaping up to be one of the key categories to watch this year with the songs that dominated the airwaves in the last twelve months. And Best New Act of the year showcases the best and newest talent to enter the game.

The Pan African Artist of the Year features the biggest names in African music scene, Fally Ipupa (DRC), R2Bees (Ghana), Awilo(Congo), Winky D (Zimbabwe), Juliana Kanyomozi (Ugandan) and VIP (Ghana) are all nominated in what is considered the best artist in Africa category.

In the TV and Film categories, MNET’s Tinsel and Jeta Amata’s “Inale” both received four nomination nodes. Tinsel’s Victor Olaotanand Gideon Okeke both received nominations for Best Actor in a TV Series/Reality/Game Show. And Damilola Adegbite andMatilda Obaseki received nominations for Best Actress in a TV Series/Reality/Game Show. Jeta Amata receives nominations for Best Picture and Best Directing in a Film/Short Story for Inale. And the two stars of the movie also nabbed nominations, Caroline Chikezie for Best Actress in a Film/Short Story and Hakeem Kae Kassim for Best Actor in a Film/Short Story.

The Pan African Actor and Actress of the Year categories are quite exciting and feature the who’s who in African Film industry. Ama K. Ambrose, Akofa Asiedu, Nadia Buari, Yvonne Okoro, Jackie Appiah and Yvonne Cherry are all nominated for Best Actress category and Chris Attoh, Senanu Gideon Gbedawo, John Dumelo, Edward Kagutuzi, Majid Michel and Van Vicker are all nominated for Best Actor category.

Voting begins on June 22nd, 2011 at www.nigeriaentawards.com (see complete list below) and ends August 27th, 2011. Winners will be announced at the Award ceremony on September 4th, 2011 at the Sharp Theater at Symphony Space in New York.

2011 NOMINATION LIST

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR

BEAUTIFUL IMPERFECTION- ASA

LEGACY- DUNCAN MIGHTY

SUPER C SEASON – NAETO C

DOUBLE DARE – DAREY

MI 2- MI

BACK FROM THE FUTURE – SOUND SULTAN

 

HOTTEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR

TEASE ME- WIZ KID

MR ENDOWED- DBANJ

OLEKU- ICE PRINCE

GIVE IT TO ME- DPRINCE

OBIANUJU- DUNCAN MIGHTY

JUPA- J MARTINS

 

BEST NEW ACT OF THE YEAR

ICE PRINCE

WIZKID

TIWA SAVAGE

MO’CHEDDAH

WAJE

DR SID

 

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

BOUQUI

LARA GEORGE

SINACH

ADA

FRANK EDWARDS

KENNY ST BROWN

 

BEST POP/R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DAREY

DBANJ

BANKY W

WAJE

WIZKID

TUFACE

 

BEST RAP ACT OF THE YEAR

TERRY THE RAP MAN

NAETO C

RUGGEDMAN

EVA ALORDIAH

MI

ICE PRINCE

 

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

SOSSICK

DON JAZZY

COBHAMS

SAM KLEF

JESSE JAGZ

DR FRABZ

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST

ASA

NNEKA

JJC

NDU

MOEAZY

MAY7VEN

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

ENI DURO (OLAMIDE)- DJ TEE

KABA KABA (KONGA) – AKIN ALABI

IF YOU ASK ME (OMAWUMI)- CLARENCE PETERS

MR. ENDOWNED (DBANJ FT DON JAZZY & SNOOP DOGG) – SESAN

MORE YOU (BEZ)- KEMI ADETIBA

BA NI KIDI (DAREY)- MARK HOFMEYR

 

MOST PROMISING ACT TO WATCH

OLAMIDE

ZARA

BRYMO

VECTOR

RETTA

JHYBO

KETCHUP

MUNA

 

ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

AUDU MAKORI (CHOCOLATE CITY)

BANKY W (EME)

TONY NWAKALOR (YES MEDIA)

OBI ASIKA (STORM RECORDS)

ELDEE (TRIBE RECORDS)

DON JAZZY (MOHITS)

 

INDIGENOUS ARTIST OF THE YEAR

SOLEK

FLAVOR

JAH BLESS

DUNCAN MIGHTY

9ICE

J’ODIE

 

PAN AFRICAN ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

FALLY IPUPA

R2BEES

AWILO

WINKY D

JULIANA KANYOMOZI

VIP

 

BEST US BASED MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DUNCAN DANIELS

T MONEY

ROTIMI

KUNZO

DAMI OLOYE

CAPB

 

BEST US BASED FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

NAIRA

TITI LOKEI

TOLUMIDE

MOYEEN

NENNA YVONNE

ZAINA

 

BEST ACTOR IN A FILM/SHORT STORY

RAMSEY NOUAH- A PRIVATE STORM

ODUNLADE ADEKOLA- EMI NI IRE KAN

FEMI ADEBAYO- JELILI

CHET ANEKWE- TOBI

PASCAL ATUMA- OKOTO THE MESSENGER

HAKEEM KAE KASSIM- INALE

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A FILM/SHORT STORY

GENEVIEVE NNAJI- TANGO WITH ME

OMOTOLA JALADE- IJE

OMONI OBOLI- ANCHOR BABY

MERCY JOHNSON- HEART OF A WIDOW

CAROLINE CHIKEZIE – INALE

UCHE JUMBO- NOLLYWOOD HUSTLERS

 

BEST PICTURE (PRODUCER)

IJE- CHINEZE ANYAENE

THE MIRROR BOY- OBI EMELONYE

INALE- JETA AMATA

TANGO WITH ME- MAHMOOD ALI- BALOGUN

ANCHOR BABY- LONZO NZEKWE

ADESUWA- LANCELOT IMASEUN

 

BEST DIRECTING IN A FILM/SHORT STORY

CHINEZE ANYAENEI-IJE

LANCELOT ODUWA IMASUEN/IKECHUKWU ONYEKA – A PRIVATE STORM

MAHMOOD ALI BALOGUN- TANGO WITH ME

JETA AMATA- INALE

LONZO NZEKWE- ANCHOR BABY

PASCAL ATUMA – OKOTO THE MESSENGER

 

BEST ACTOR IN TV SERIES/REALITY/GAME SHOW

VICTOR OLAOTAN (TINSEL)

UCHE SAM ANYAMELE (ABOUT TO WED)

AKIN LEWIS (SPIDER)

EMEKA OSSA (CLINIC MATTERS)

FRANK EDOHO (WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE)

GIDEON OKEKE (TINSEL)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN TV SERIES/REALITY/GAME SHOW

FUNMI EKO (CITY SISTAS)

DAMILOLA ADEGBITE (TINSEL)

MATILDA OBASEKI (TINSEL)

UFUOMA EJENOBOR (ROYAL ROOTS)

MISSI MOLU (NIGERIAN IDOL)

AMANDA EBEYE (CITY SISTAS)

 

PAN AFRICAN ACTRESS OF THE YEAR (FILM/SHORT STORY)

AMA. K. AMBROSE

AKOFA ASIEDU

NADIA BUARI

YVONNE OKORO

JACKIE APPIAH

YVONNE CHERRY

 

PAN AFRICAN ACTOR OF THE YEAR (FILM/SHORT STORY)

CHRIS ATTOH

SENANU GIDEON GBEDAWO

JOHN DUMELO

EDWARD KAGUTUZI

MAJID MICHEL

VAN VICKER

 

COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR

CD JOHN

GORDON

HELEN PAUL

GANDOKI

DANIEL D’HUMOROUS

YVONNE ORJI

 

BEST WORLD DJ

DJ CAISE (NIGERIA)

DJ SMOOTH (DC/MD)

DJ FLAVA (MALAYSIA)

DJ TOMMY (NIGERIA)

DJ AFOO (NY)

DJ OBI (BOSTON)

DJ JAM JAM (UK)

DJ E COOL (ATL)

 

ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

TIWAWORKS (ATL)

STRONGHOLD/ORANGE BOX ENT (KUALA LUMPUR)

INDUSTRY NITE (LAGOS)

CIBA ENT (HOUSTON)

STARMIX (UK)

COCO BAR (UK)

 


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