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Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2009, Nominees

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If you are looking to sample or bask in the glitz and glamour of Africa’s entertainment industry then the upcoming Nigeria Entertainment Awards [NEA] 2009 is one to mark your calendars for! The producers just released the Nominees for 2009 and also announced this year’s event will be held in Washington DC!

In case you missed our prior coverage on the NEA, be sure to revisit our exclusive interview with Tope Esan CEO of NEA and of course our indepth coverage of NEA 2008!

Also check out the very Ladybrille Lola Adesioye’s recent article on the rise of Nigeria’s Pop Music Scene.

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NEW YORK, NY– (March 12, 2009) – The Producers of the NEA Awards are pleased to announce the Nominees for the Fourth Annual NEA Awards scheduled for Washington DC on Saturday, June 6th, 2009 at 5:30pm at the Howard University Cramton Auditorium. This year’s nominees include some of the biggest hit makers in the scene who are mostly young and upcoming acts and some familiar faces.

eLDee, MI, Naeto C and J Martins lead the pack with three nominations each. eLDee is nominated for Hottest Single of the year for “Big Boy”, Music Producer of the year and Best Music Video for “Bosi Gbangba”. MI is nominated for Best Album of the year for “Talk about it”, Best New Act and Best Rapper of the year. Naeto C is nominated for Best Album of the year for “My P”, Best Rapper and Best Music Video for “Kini Big Deal”. And J Martin is nominated for Hottest Single of the year for “Good or Bad”, Best New Act and Best Music Video for “Good or Bad”.

D’banj and Dare were both nominated for two awards, Best Album of the year, “The Entertainer” and “Undareyted” respectively and for Best Music Video for “Suddenly” and “Not the girl” respectively.

Other familiar faces that were nominated includes Tuface for Best Album of the year for “Unstoppable” and 9ice for Indigenous Artist of the year nomination along with Yinka Ayifele, Pasuma, Toba Gold and Da Green. Banky W. also nabbed a Best International Artist nomination along with Naira, Iceberg Slim, ASA and Kelly Handsome.

The film category has some familiar faces and names, Mercy Johnson, Omotola Ekeinde, Rita Dominic, Genevieve Nnaji and Funke Akindele were all nominated for Best Actress Category while Best Actor nominations went to Desmond Elliot, Jim Ikye, Saheed Balogun, Ramsey Noah and Emeka Ezeronye.

I Go Die, Klint De Drunk, Tee A, AY and Jedi were nominated for the Best Comedian category.

Voting begins on April 6th, 2009 (see complete list below) and ends May 25th, 2009. Winners will be announced later this summer at the Award ceremony.

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NOMINATION LIST ***BE SURE TO HEAD ON TO THE NEA SITE AND VOTE!

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
ENTERTAINER (DBANJ)
MY P (NAETO C)
UNSTOPPABLE (TUFACE)
UNDAREYTED (DARE)
TALK ABOUT IT (MI)

HOTTEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR:
BIG BOY (ELDEE)
GOOD OR BAD (J MARTINS)
SHAYO (DURELLA)
BUMPER TO BUMBER (WANDE COAL)
EFI MILE (YQ FT DA GRIN)

BEST NEW ACT OF THE YEAR:
MI
DURELLA
YQ
J MARTINS
BIGIANO

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
MIDNIGHT CREW
NIKKI LAOYE
ROOF TOP MC’S
LARA GEORGE
YINKA AYIFELE

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:
ELDEE
ID CABASA
JAY SLICK
COHBAMS
DON JAZZY

BEST RAPPER:
MODE 9
MI
NAETO C
IKECHUCKWU
SAUCE KID

BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF YEAR:
KINI BIG DEAL (NEATO C)
SUDDENLY (D’BANJ)
NOT THE GIRL (DARE)
GOOD OR BAD (J MARTINS)
BOSI GBANGBA (ELDEE)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST:
BANKY W.
NAIRA
ICEBERG SLIM
ASA
KELLY HANDSOME

BEST INTERNATIONAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:
DAPO KUSH
TUNES
KID KONNECT
KENO
DOGNOMITE

EVENT OF THE YEAR:
SISI OLOGE (LAGOS)
NIGERIAN REUNION (US)
RHYTHM UNPLUGGED
THIS DAY/ARISE NY FASH WEEK (US)
MISS NIGERIA USA

BEST WORLD DJ:
DJ X CHRIS
DJ SNOOP DA DAMAGA
DJ SOSE
DJ MIGHTY MIKE
DJ NEPTUNE

BEST COMEDIAN:
I GO DIE
KLINT DE DRUNK
TEE A
AY
JEDI

BEST ACTOR:
DESMOND ELLIOT
JIM IKYE
SAHEED BALOGUN
RAMSEY NOAH
EMEKA EZERONYE

BEST ACTRESS:
MERCY JOHNSON
OMOTOLA EKEINDE
RITA DOMINIC
GENEVIEVE NNAJI
FUNKE AKINDELE

INDIGENOUS ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
YINKA AYIFELE
PASUMA
TOBA GOLD
DA GREEN
9ICE

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  1. L~Shandi says:

    Will keep an eye out on this especially since its in my neighborhood!

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