Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Bez and eLDee lead nominations for NEA 2012

Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Bez and eLDee lead nominations for NEA 2012

The Nominees for the seventh edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Awards has been released. The nominations list was unveiled during a black tie event held at Federal Palace Hotel on Jun 1, 2012.

There are a total of 26 categories which cover both the music and Nollywood industry.

Pop sensation Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun leads the list with six nods. Wiz is followed by Trybe Records boss eLDee, R&B star Tiwa Savage, Jazz-alternative singer Bez, pop singer Davido who all come in with three nods.

A tough category to watch out for is the ‘Best New Act of the Year’ which features Chidinma, Davido, MayD, Bez, BrymO, and Tiwa Savage. All five acts have done pretty well over the last year.

The awards will hold in New York City, on September 2, 2012.

Check out the full list below…

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Soul Is Heavy – Nneka

Everybody Loves Ice Prince – Ice Prince

Superstar – Wizkid

The Dreamer- Show Dem Camp

Beautiful Noise- Timi Dakolo

HOTTEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Ara - Brymo

Oliver Twist - Dbanj

Pakurumo - Wizkid

Dami Duro – Davido

Chop My Money - Psquare

BEST NEW ACT OF THE YEAR

Tiwa Savage

BrymO

Davido

Bez

MayD

GOSPEL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Segun Obe

Tim Godfrey

Eben

Kore

Lara George

BEST POP/R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Chidnma

Omawumi

Waje

Tiwa Savage

Wizkid

BEST RAP ACT OF THE YEAR

Sauce Kid

Ice Prince

Vector

Eva

M.I

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Jesse Jagz

Don Jazzy

Shizzy

Cobhams Asuquo

Sarz

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST

2kriss

Kadija Kamara

Tinie Tempah

Skepta

Abiade

BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Ara- Brymo – (Directed by Aje Filmworks)

Nawti – Olu Maintain – (Directed by Nawti Team)

She Likes It- Cap B (Directed by Adeola Alao)

My Home – Nneka (Directed by Andy Amadi Okorafor)

Tete Lo Bere- Jahbless (Directed by Dj Tee)

MOST PROMISING ACT TO WATCH

Eva

Chuddy K

Praiz

Airis

Flowwsick

Yung6ix

Eddie Kim

Pan African Artist Or Group Of The Year

HHP

Sarkodie

Vivian Ndoyr

Cabo Snoop

Donaeo

BEST US BASED ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Hoodbilli

Bolade

Awon Boyz

Tolumide

Duncan Daniel

BEST INDIGENOUS ARTIST/GROUP

Timaya

Flavour

Aduke

9ice

Bracket

BEST ACTOR (FILM)

Wale Ojo (Phone Swap)

Benjamin (Mr & Mrs)

Chet Anekwe (Unwanted Guests)

Hakeem Kae Kazim (Man on Ground)

Ramsey Nouah (Memories of My Heart)

BEST ACTRESS (FILM)

Uche Jombo (Damaged)

Nse Ekpe Etim (Mr & Mrs)

Funke Akindele (The Return of Jenifa)

Tonto Dike (Private Enemy)

Rita Dominic (Shattered)

BEST FILM DIRECTOR

Kunle Afolayan (Phone Swap)

Tade Ogidan (Family on Fire)

Tunde Kelani (Maami)

Daniel Ademinokan (Unwanted Guests)

Leila Djansi (Ties That Bind)

BEST PICTURE

The Young Smoker

Inside Story

Phone Swap

Ties That Bind

The Return of Jenifa

BEST TV SHOW

Nigerian Idol

Jacobs Cross

Tinsel

Naija Sings

City Sistas

PAN AFRICAN ACTOR

Kevin Ndege Mamboleo (Inside Story)

Majid Michel (Somewhere In Africa)

Van Vicker (Paparazzi)

Chris Attoh (6 Hours to Christmas)

Edward Kagutuzi (The Mirror Boy)

PAN AFRICAN ACTRESS

Ama Abebrese (Ties That Bind)

Yvonne Okoro (Single Six)

Juliet Ibrahim (Crazy Scandal)

Kudzai Sevenzo (Playing Warriors)

Jokate Mwegelo (Chumo)

WORLD DJ

Dj Humility (Nigeria)

Dj Xclusive (Nigeria)

Dj Abass (UK)

Dj Neptune (Nigeria)

Dj Jimmy Jatt (Nigeria)

Dj Mixmaster Brown (US)

Dj Flava (Malaysia)

BEST COMEDIAN

Seyi Law

Ay

Julius Agwu

Tee A

Basket Mouth

BEST ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY

D’banj

Eldee

Tonto Dike

Genevieve Nnaji

Funke Akindele

2face

Banky W

ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTER

Big Moose Ent (US)

Flytime (Nigeria)

Town Kriers (US)

Industry Nite (Nigeria)

Cokobar (UK)

Tiwaworks (US)

Posh Hill Ent (Malaysia)

MEDIA PERSONALITY

Toolz (BEAT FM 99.9 Lagos)

Adam (Soundcity TV)

Freeze (Cool Fm 96.9 Lagos)

Dolapo Oni (MNET)

Uduak Uduok (Ladybrille)

ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE

Audu Maikori

eLDee

Segun Demuren

Efe Omoregbe

Obi Asika

Best Collabo Of The Year

Sheyman Ft eLDee/Skales (My Money Remix)

Sauce Kid Ft Davido (Carolina)

Brackett Ft Wizkid (Girl)

Bez Ft Praiz (Stupid Song)

Jeru Ft Wizkid (Familiarity)

Ikechukwu Ft Xela (Bu Lie Oto)

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