FULL LIST OF WINNERS AT THE NIGERIA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2012

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Finally after months and months of preparation and pre-events the 7th Annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards was held yesterday, Sept. 2 in New York City and the winners of the 2012 NEA Awards were officially announced.

The event, which took place at the NYU Skirball Performing Arts Center, saw a large turn out of fans that were out to support their favorite entertainers while at the same time looking to have a wonderful evening filled with outstanding performances and rib cracking skits, and the entertainers definitely delivered. The hosts Funke Akindele and AY the comedian kept the show moving smoothly while performances by Waje, Ice Prince, Vector and eLDee to name a few had the audience on their feet dancing and singing 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 for the night were Wizkid and Davido who both went home with 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 favorites present were Don Jazzy, and D’Prince representing for Mavin, the entire HKN gang, Uche Jumbo, Julius Agwu, Seyi Law, Funny Bone, Annie Idibia, Freeze from CoolFM, and a host of others.

The EME crew – Banky W, Wizkid and Skales – who were all in attendance, brought the show to a close, with actor and singer Rotimi also joining them on stage to perform songs from their latest album. After the EME performance, as is the tradition of the NEA Awards all actors, artists, industry executives etc. are brought on stage and treated to a standing ovation and applause from the audience before dancing out to officially close the show.

The organizers of the 2012 NEA Awards are immensely grateful to everyone who in one way or the other made this years NEA celebration a success. Special thanks goes to all the sponsors and partners: Arik Air, Federal Palace Hotel, ConnectNigeria, IMAN Ent., CoolFM 96.9, MTech, Virgin Airlines, IROKOTV+, Bella Naija, Jaguda, and Hennessy.

About NEA

The NEA AWARDS is an annual entertainment award show held in the United States, with the sole purpose of celebrating and recognizing the numerous contributions of entertainers to the African entertainment industry, while at the same time promoting the image and rich culture of Nigeria.

2012 NIGERIA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS WINNERS

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
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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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