Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2007

Lola OgunnaikeThe 2nd annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards [NEA] took place in New York City on July 21st 2007. The show, hosted by Julius Agwu–NEA 2007 Funniest Comedian of the Year, was reportedly a success inspite of a few glitches–one of which was starting the event almost 3hrs after schedule. The event saw a convergence of Nigeria’s movie, music and fashion stars and their fans from the USA and Nigeria. Performances included the beautiful & talented singer Adama, passionate gospel artist Sammy Okposo and R&B sensation Banky, among others.

Nigeria’s fashion style stars Super Model Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi, Agbani Darego [Ex-Miss World] and Lola Ogunnaike [former New York Times Style writer now CNN’s Entertainment Reporter] were also in attendance. Blessing Efiom, Nollywood’s writer/actress and producer whose movie “The Rivals” debuted in the New York International Independent Film and Video festival was also present.

Winners included D’Banj –who won Hottest Single [and] Best Afro Pop Act of the Year; 2Face Idibia–Best Album of the Year with his “Grass2Grace” album; Lagbaja–Indigenous Musician of the Year; RCCG–Best International Gospel Choir; Don Jazzy–Music Producer of the Year; Obafemi Martins–Athlete of the Year; Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje–Best International Actor of the Year; and Stella Damasus Aboderin–Nollywood Best Actress. The event producers promise to air the entire event on Nigerian and American televisions, soon. Meanwhile, check out some pictures from the event.

Sammy Okposo: 2007 NEA Gospel Artist of the Year Supermodel Oluchi and Agbani Darego

Tolumide: 2006 NEA R &B Female Artist of the Year Bola Ariya: 2007 NEA U.S. based Entertainment promoter of the year, nominee.
We 3 Entertainment: The trio Steve Sugunro, Tosin Ola & Alfred Ali, 2007 NEA U.S. based Entertainment Promoter of the Year nominees. L-R: Julius Agwu, Sammy Okposo & Mike Aremu at the Night Gala event.

First photo: CNN Reporter Lola Ogunnaike

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  2. The Baddest Bish says:

    Cool beans! Didn't even know about this…man Lola Ogunnaike is with CNN now? Remember her from The Source / Vibe… Agbani looks like a nice body…

  3. de'-tente says:

    duh! is agbani like alright?nice dresses.

  4. de'-tente says:

    duh! is agbani like alright?nice dresses.

  5. de'-tente says:

    duh! is agbani like alright?nice dresses.

  6. ChaCha says:

    Very Good to show case these pictures!

  7. AIVY says:

    from the pictures, the event looks like it was a huge success.Bola Ariya look exceptionally nice and oluchi looks good. Agbani looks like she just woke up…

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