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Nigeria's Best of the Best in Entertainment To Be Recognized at the 11th Annual NEAs in NYC

The 11th Annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards touches down in NYC September 4th at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

If you’re in NYC and still figuring out your Labor Day weekend plans, the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEAs) could be the move for Sunday, September 4.


Hosted by veteran actor Richard Mofe-Damijo, also known as RMD, the awards ceremony will be a night full of the biggest names in African entertainment featuring Iyanya, Ayo Jay, Rotimi from HBO’s "Power," Young Paris, Efya, Tekno, Niyola, Adekunle Gold and more. Notable Nollywood stars will also be in attendance with exciting surprise guest appearances.

Held at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the premier awards ceremony in its 11th year seeks to recognize the contributions of Nigerian and African entertainers, as well as Nigerians who’ve made an impact in their communities in Nigeria and in the diaspora.

Flier courtesy of the NEAs.

The 11th Annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4 at 199 Chambers St. More information and for tickets, check out the NEAs website here.

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