NEA Awards 2018: Here Are Full List Of Nominees

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  • The producers of the NEA announced the 13th NEA Awards nominations today (September 12), live via NEAAwards social media platforms (@neaawards).

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    Amongst this years’ top nominees are Davido, who dominated the charts in 2018; Omotola, who delivered a classic performance in “Alter Ego”, Kiss Daniel, who bagged multiple nominations including Afropop Male artist of the year and DJ Spinall, who became the first DJ to be nominated for Hottest single of the year for “Baba”.

    The winners will be announced at the Award ceremony scheduled for November 10th, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    For all press and media related inquires please contact us producers@neaawards.org or visiti our website visit www.neaawards.org for more information.

    Best Album
    Simi (Similola)
    Sugarcane (Tiwa Savage)
    First Daze of Winter (Maleek Berry)
    Outside (Burna Boy)
    About 30 (Adekunle Gold)

    Best Single
    Legbegbe (Mr Real)
    Science Student (Olamide)
    Baba (DJ Spinall x Kizz Daniel)
    Assurance (Davido)
    Soco (Wiz Kid)

    Afropop Female Artist
    Yemi Alade
    Tiwa Savage
    Seyi Shay
    Simi
    Niniola

    Afropop Male Artist
    Olamide
    Wiz Kid
    Davido
    Kiss Daniel
    2Face

    Alternative Artist
    Flavour
    Patoranking
    Johnny Drille
    Adekunle Gold
    Zoro Swagbag

    Diaspora/International Artist
    Rotimi (U.S.)
    MNEK (U.K.)
    Skepta (U.K.)
    Kah-lo (U.K.)
    J Hus (U.K.)

    Best New Act
    Slimcase
    Small Doctor
    Lady Donli
    Dice Ailes
    Mr Real

    Most Promising Act to Watch
    Teni
    Idowest
    Bella Alubo
    Wilfresh
    Dapo Tu Burna

    Trailblazer
    Maleek Berry
    Duncan Mighty
    Mayorkun
    Mz Kiss
    CDQ

    Best Music Video (Director)
    Malo (by Tiwa, dir: Meji Alabi)
    Big Daddy (by Ice Prince, dir: Clarence Peters)
    Closer (by Wiz Kid, Dir: Daps)
    This is Nigeria (by Falz, dir: Prodigeezy)
    Ire (by Adekunle Gold, dir: Aje)

    Music Producer
    Killertunes
    Spellz
    Fresh
    Kriz beat
    Philkeyz
    Jaypizzle

    Best Male Artist – Non Nigerian / Africa
    Sarkodie (GH)
    Khaligraph Jones (KQ)
    FA (LIB)
    Fikfameica (UG)
    KiDi (GH)

    Best Female Artist – Non Nigerian / Africa
    Betty G (ET)
    Becca (GH)
    Victoria Kimani (KQ)
    Sheebah (UG)
    Heyden Adama (SL)

    Freshvibes
    Squeeze Tarela
    Mr Shaa
    Kayjay
    Peruzzi
    Marz Brown
    SammyLee

    Best Lead Role in Film (Female)
    Adesua Etomi (Wedding Party 2)
    Lilian Afegbai (Bound)
    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Alter Ego)
    Bimbo Ademoye (Back up Wife)
    Dakore Akande (Isoken)
    Lilian Echelon (Blackrose)

    Best Lead Role in Film (Male)
    Femi Adebayo (Etiko Onigedu)
    Blossom Chukwujekwu (The Big Fat Lie)
    Kalu Ikeagwu (Benevolence)
    Ali Nuhu (Mansoor)
    Adebayo Salami (Adaba)
    Odunlade Adekola (A Million Baby)

    Best Picture
    Alter Ego (Moses Inwang/Esther Eyibio)
    Isoken (Jade Osiberu)
    Banana Island Ghost (Biola Alabi)
    Hakkunde (Oluseyi Amuwa)
    Etiko Onigedu (Femi Adebayo)
    Children of Mud (Imoh Umoren)

    Best Lead Role in TV
    Funke Akindele (Jenifa Dairies)
    Eniola Badmus (Papa Ajasco Reloaded)
    Koye Kekere-Ekun (Inpector K)
    Aborisade Motunrayo (Jenifa Dairies)
    Kunle Idowu (Papa Ajasco Reloaded)
    Lilian Esoro (3 is A crowd)

    Best TV Show
    Papa Ajasco Reloaded
    Jenifa Dairies
    This Is It
    Gina and Friends
    Inspector K

    Best Lead Role in Film (Non Nigerian)
    Chris Attoh (Esohe)
    Cindy Sanyu (Bella)
    Rushabiro Raymond (The Torture)
    Adjetey Anang (Keteke)
    Nyce Wanjeri (Auntie Boss)
    Pearl Thusi (Catching Feelings)

    Best World DJs
    DJ Brave
    DJ TTB
    DJ Buka
    DJ Dee Money
    DJ Jamstar
    DJ Expressions

    Best Singles by DJ
    DJ E Cool (Ada ft. Davido)
    DJ Spinall (Baba ft Kizz Daniel)
    DJ Xclusive (Shempe ft Mz Kiss/Slimcase)
    DJ Cuppy (Fight ft Mr Eazi)
    DJ Enimoney (Diet ft Tiwa/Reminisce/Slimcase)
    DJ Consequence (Do Like This ft Tiwa/Mystro)

    Radio On Air Personalities
    Moet (Soundcity)
    Tisan (Raypower)
    Adeshope (Beat FM)
    Sophia Anidugbe (Cool FM)
    Jennifer Nzewunwah (Kiss FM)

    Comedy Act
    Kenny Blaq
    Charles Okocha
    Lasisi Elenu
    Oluwakaponeski
    Maraji_

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