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.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.
Best Album of the Year Beautiful Imperfection – Asa Legacy – Duncan Mighty Super C Season – Naeto C Double Dare – Darey MI2- M.I Back From the Future – Sound Sultan Hottest Single of the Year Tease Me – Wiz Kid Mr Endowed – D’banj Oleku- Ice Prince Give It to Me- D’Prince 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 D’banj Banky W Waje Wizkid 2Face Best Rap Act of The Year Terry Tha Rapman Naeto C Ruggedman Eva Alordiah M.I Ice Prince Music Producer of The Year Sossick Don Jazzy Cobhamsk Samlef Jesse Jagz Dokta 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 (D’banj 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 Maikori (Chocolate City) Banky W (EME) Tony Nwakalor (Yes Media) Obi Asika (Storm Records) Eldee (Tribe Records) Don Jazzy (Mo’hits) 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-Kazim – Inale Best Actress in a Film/Short Story Genevieve Nnaji – Tango With Me Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde – Ije Omoni Oboli – Anchor Baby Mercy Johnson – Heart Of A Widow Caroline Chikezie – Inale Uche Jombo – 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 Anyaene – 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) Misi Molu (Nigerian Idol) Amanda Ebeye (City Sistas) Pan African Actress of the Year (Film/Short Story) Ama K. Abebrese Akofa Asiedu Nadia Buari Yvonne Okoro Jackie Appiah Yvonne Cherry Pan African Actor of the Year (Film/Short Story) Chris Attoh Senanu 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 (Atlanta, USA) Stronghold/Orange Box Ent (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Industry Nite (Lagos, Nigeria) Ciba Ent (Houston, USA) Starmix (London, UK) Coko Bar (London, UK)
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