NEA 2018

The nominees’ list for the 13th edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA 2018) has been released by the organisers.


Nigerian music heavyweights Davido, Wizkid, Simi, Olamide, and Tiwa Savage as the usual names which feature on the list nominated for the Awards holding in Washington DC, US.
The awards which will take place November 10, covers various spheres of Nigeria’s thriving entertainment industry, including, music, movies, disc jockeying, record executives, comedy and a category for Nigerian artistes in the diaspora.
In the category for ‘Female Artist of the year’, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Simi, Seyi Shay and Niniola will be battling for glory while the ‘Afropop Male Artist of the year’ category has Davido, Wizkid, Kizz Daniel, Olamide and 2baba will slug it out the covetous award.
A total of 22 award categories will up for grabs which includes ‘Best Lead Role in Film’ (Male and Female), ‘Album of the year’, ‘Most Promising Act to Watch’, ‘Best New Act’ and more.
Here is a full list of nominees selected for the available music categories:
 AFROPOP MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
 Olamide
 Davido
 Wizkid 
 2baba
 Kizz Daniel

 AFROPOP FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

 Yemi Alade
 Tiwa Savage
 Seyi Shay
 Niniola Simi
 HOTTEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR
 ‘Legbegbe’ – Mr. Real
 ‘Science Student’ – Olamide
 ‘Baba’ – Dj Spinnal x Kizz Daniel
 ‘Assurance’ – Davido
 ‘Soco’ – Wizkid

 ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 Similola – Simi
 Outside – Burna Boy
 About 30 – Adekunle Gold
 Outside – Burna Boy
 First Daze of Winter – Maleek Berry
 ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
 Flavour
 Patoranking
 Johnny
 Drille
 Adekunle Gold
 Zoro


 TRAILBLAZER OF THE YEAR
 Maleek Berry
 Duncan Mighty
 Mayorkun
 Mzkiss CDQ 
BEST NEW ACT Slimcase Small Doctor Mr Real Dice Ailes Lady Donli
 MOST PROMISING ACT TO WATCH Teniola Idowest Bella Alubo Wilfresh Dapo tu Burna

 MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Killertunes Spellz JayPizzle Krizbeat Philkeyz Fresh
 BEST DJ SINGLES OF THE YEAR ‘Ada’ – Dj Ecool ft Davido ‘Baba’ – Dj Neptune ft Kizz Daniel ‘Shempe’ – Dj Exclusive ft Slimcase, Mzkiss ‘Diet’ – Dj Enimoney ft Slimcase, Tiwa Savage ‘Do like this’ – Dj Consequence ft Tiwa Savage, Mystro
 DIASPORA/INTERNATIONAL ACT OF THE YEAR Rotimi (U.S) MNEK (U.K) Skepta (U.K) Kah-lo (U.K) JHus (U.K)