12 Sep
2018

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

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 , 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.

Best Album

(Similola)
Sugarcane ()
First Daze of Winter (Maleek Berry)
Outside (Burna Boy)
About 30 ()

Best Single

Legbegbe (Mr Real)
Science Student (Olamide)
Baba ( x )
Assurance (Davido)
Soco (Wiz Kid)

Afropop Female Artist



Seyi Shay

Niniola

Afropop Male Artist

Olamide
Wiz Kid
Davido
Kiss Daniel
2Face

Alternative Artist

Flavour
Patoranking
Johnny Drille

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

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 , 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

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)

(Etiko Onigedu)
Blossom Chukwujekwu (The Big Fat Lie)
Kalu Ikeagwu (Benevolence)
Ali Nuhu (Mansoor)
Adebayo Salami (Adaba)
(A Million Baby)

Best Picture

Alter Ego (Moses Inwang/Esther Eyibio)
Isoken (Jade Osiberu)
Banana Island Ghost (Biola Alabi)
Hakkunde (Oluseyi Amuwa)
Etiko Onigedu ()
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)
(Baba ft )
DJ Xclusive (Shempe ft Mz Kiss/Slimcase)
(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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