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The Nigeria Entertainment Awards Announce 2015 Nominees

Davido and Wizkid join the list of nominees for the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards held in NYC September 6th 2015.


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The Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA) recently presented a complete list of nominees for their 10th annual awards show taking place September 6 in New York City. The list of hopefuls, which was initially shared through social media and Nigerian radio stations BeatFM99.9 and RaypowerFM, include DavidoWizkidYemi AladePatoranking, Skales, Olamide, Burna Boy, Phyno, Banky W, Ice Prince, Flavour and many more. With their ceremony, the NEA aim to cover the best in Nigerian entertainment from afrobeat to pop music to television personalities and Nollywood. Okayafrica captured moments from the red carpet and live performances from last year's NEA in a star-studded photo gallery. Check out last year's winners and see the full list of this year's nominees below.

Nigerian Entertainment Award 2015 Nominees 

Hottest Single of the Year

Woju - Kiss Daniel

Shoki Remix - Lil Kesh, Olamide, Davido

Godwin - Korede Bello

Shake Body - Skales

Dorobucci - Mavins

Ojuelegba - Wizkid

Best New Act to Watch

Lil Kesh

Dija

CDQ

Kiss Daniel

Ayojay

Falz

Korede Bello

Gospel Artist of the year

Obiwon

Eben

Tope Alabi

Nathaniel Bassey

Psalm Ebube

Onos Ariyo

Flo

Indigenous Artist of the Year

Olamide

Pasuma

Phyno

Flavour

MC Galaxy

Jaywon

Best R&B Artist of the Year

Banky W

Seyi Shay

Chidinma

Timi Dakolo

Praiz

Shaydee

Best Pop Artist of the Year

Sean Tizzle

Presh

Davido

Wizkid

Runtown

Burna Boy

Female Artist of the Year

Yemi Alade

Aramide

Seyi Shay

Cynthia Morgan

Dija

Eva

Male Artist of the Year

Olamide

Skales

Flavour

Davido

Wizkid

Patoranking

Best Rap Act of the Year

Olamide

Reminisce

Ice Prince

Phyno

Falz

M.I

Music Producer of the Year

Pheelz

Shizzi

Legendary Beatz

Young John

DJ Coublon

T Spize

Best Music Video of the Year (Director)

IBADAN (QDOT FT OLAMIDE) BY HG2 FILMS

Condo (Ycee ft. Patoranking) - Clarence Peters

Shugga (Eva) - WOLTRK Ent & Radioactiiv

Onye (Waje ft. Tiwa Savage) - Kemi Adetiba

Aww - (Dija) - Unlimited LA

Crazy (Seyi Shay) - Meji Alabi & JM Films

Best Collabo of the Year

Indomie RMX - MASTERKRAFT, CDQ, DAVIDO

SHOKI FT. DAVIDO & OLAMIDE

Badgirl Remix MR. 2KAY FT Seyi Shay & Cynthia Morgan

Collabo - Psquare ft Don Jazzy

Condo - Ycee ft Patoranking

Marry Me - Falz Ft. Yemi Alade

Most Promising Act to Watch

Danagog

Niniola

Tjan

Tonye

Pere Carter

Simi

Sunkanmi

TeeGee Da Unsual

Diaspora Artist of the Year

Bils - USA

Jay Cube - USA

Emmy Gee (SA)

Moelogo (UK)

Stylzz - USA

Lioness (UK)

African Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian)

Eddie Kenzo

Diamond Platinum

SAUTI SOL

Sarkodie

Stoneboy

AKA

Mzvee

Male Disc Jockey of the Year

DJ Spinall - Nigeria

DJ Xclusive - Nigeria

DJ KAYWISE - Nigeria

Dj Neptune - Nigeria

DJ Kenny - ABJ

DJ Tunez - New York

DJ LEGEND - Nigeria

DJ Magic Flowz - Canada

Female Disc Jockey of the Year

DJ Fizzie - Nigeria

DJ Cuppy - Nigeria

DJ Soupamodel - USA

DJ Lambo - Nigeria

Dj Nana - Nigeria

Album of the Year

Baba Hafusa - Reminisce

Thankful - Flavour

Street OT - Olamide

King of Queens - Yemi Alade

AYO - Wizkid

Rich & Famous - Praz

Afrobeat Artist of the Year

Lagbaja

Femi Kuti

Seun Kuti

Tuface

Tony Oladipo Allen

Ara

Best Dance/Live Performance

MC Galaxy

Yemi Alade

Psquare

Omawumi

Wizkid

Olamide

Record Executive of the Year

Emperor Geezy - GworldWide

Tobi Sanni - State of Mind Ent

Howie T - Baseline

Ossy - Achievas

JP - One Nation Records

Mr. Dilly - Eric Manny

OAP of the Year

Gbemi - Beat FM

Tisan Bako - Raypower

Osi Dirisu - BeatFM

Ajebo - Naija FM

Dotun - Cool FM

Omalicha - Rhythm FM

Entertainment Personality of the year

Olisa Adibua

Toyin Lawani

Dbanj

Emmanuel Ikubese

Ehis

Jimmie

Entertainment TV Programme of the Year

Shugga

Return of Jennifer

Gidi Up

Tinsel

Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Project Fame West Africa

Comedy Act of the Year

Helen Paul

Akpororo

Ushbebe

Bovi

Emieka Smith

Still Ringing

Actor of the Year (Nollywood)

Kunle Afolayan (October 1st)

Wole Ojo (Brave)

O.C Ukeje (Secret Room)

Yakubu Mohammed (Dark Closet)

Femi Jacobs (The Meeting)

GabrielAfolayan (Antique)

Actress of the Year (Nollywood)

Rita Dominic (The Meeting)

Weruche Opia (When Love Happens)

Linda Ojiofor (Secret Room)

Ruth Kadiri (Matter Arising)

Joke Silva (Folly)

Kehinde Bankole (October 1)

Film of the Year – Producer (Nollywood)

Invasion 1897

October 1st

Secret Room

Verdict

Antique

The Meeting

Film Director of the Year (Nollywood)

Eneaji Chris (Secret Room)

October 1 (Kunle Afolayan)

The Meeting (Mildred Okwo)

Antique (DJ Tee & Darasen Richards)

Stanlee Ohikhuare (Verdict)

Lowladee (Brave)

Actor of the Year (Indigenous Films)

Obi Emelonye

Zubby Micheal

Ibikunle Oladipo

Jide Kosoko

Adekola Odunlade

Yakubu Mohammed

Actress of the Year (Indigenous Films)

Aborisade Abisola (Temiloluwa ATM)

Faithia Balogun (Iya Alalake)

Halima Fatete (Har da Mijina)

Onyekachukwu Okeke (Olanma)

Ariyike Akinyanju- (Eyinju Eledumare)

Toyi n Aina-Johnson (Alakada)

Film Director of the Year (Indigenous Films)

Olanrewaju Abiodun

Blessing Adejumo

Amechi Ukeje

Niji Akanni

Okey Zubelu

Ugezu j Ugezu

Film of the Year – Producer (Indigenous Films)

Ibaje

Wazo

Eyinju Eledumare

Alakada

Har da Mijina

Onye Ozi

Actor of the Year (Africa)

Majid Michel (Knocking on Heavens Doors)

Adjetey Anang (Devils in the Details)

Gerald Langiri (Fundi-Mentals)

James Gardiner - Shattered Romance

Actress of the Year (Africa)

Terry Pheto

Joselyn Dumas

Sonia Ibrahim

Lydia Forson

Okawa Shaznay

Film of the Year – Producer (Africa)

Shattered Romance

FAR

Devil in the Details

A Letter from Adam

Fundi-Mentals

Film Director of the Year (Africa)

Shirley Frimpong-Manso

Eddie Nartey

Gilbert Agbor

Sam Kessie

Alex Konstantaras

Actor of the Year (Nigeria in Hollywood)

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

David Oyelowo

Hakeem Kae Kazeem

Gbenga Akinnagbe

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Actress of the Year (Nigeria in Hollywood)

Carmen Ejogo

Caroline Chikezie

Enuka Okuma

Adepero Oduye

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OkayAfrica and B4Bonah Share New 'B4Beginning' Capsule Collection

We've teamed up with the Ghanaian artist ahead of the release of his debut project for some colorful new merch.

Rising Ghanaian star B4Bonah, premieres his catchy debut track "See Body," and to mark the song's release, OkayAfrica has teamed up with the artist to share a new collection of tees, that'll fit nicely into your summer wardrobe.

The artist's latest track is a party jam, that sees him flowing "over an earworm flute melody and afrobeats percussion," using "his rasping flow to celebrate the girl of his dreams." The track was produced by J.Rocs.

B4Bonah - See Body www.youtube.com

In conjunction with the song's release, two new shirt designs are available for preorder at our Okayshop. The vibrant shirts feature the artist's image on colorful blue and green colored blocks, with the words "B4BONAH B4BEGINNING," on the back—referencing the artist's debut mixtape, which is slated for release in late July. The project features Medikal, Mugeez (R2Bees), Amaarae & Ivy Sole.


B4Bonah is an artist to watch, as he continues to make his presence known in the Ghanaian music scene.

Watch the music video for "See Body" above, and head to shop.okayplayer.com now to pick up to pre-order a shirt (or two). You can also preorder B4Bonah's B4beginning mixtape here.

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Watch EL, Joey B and Falz' New Video for 'Ehua'

Ghana meets Nigeria in this hilarious new clip.

Ghanaian rappers EL and Joey B connect with Nigeria's Falz for this addictive new collaboration and music video for "Ehua."

"Ehua" is built on energetic afro-electronic beat work produced by EL himself. Joey B handles the hook while Falz kicks things off early with a solid verse.

The eye-catching and hilarious music video for the single, directed by Yaw Skyface, features EL as a policeman, Falz as the 'oga' bossman, and Joey B as a worker for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

Falz takes Joey B's woman by showing off his money and status, so Joey B enlists policeman EL to get back at Falz. The plan backfires however as the officer decides to stick around and party with the rich instead of helping the everyday worker out.

For more GH hits check out our Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month roundups and follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Watch the new music video for EL, Joey B and Falz' "Ehua" below.

EL ft Joey B & Falz - Ehua (Official Video) youtu.be


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Nigeria's Super Falcons Were Forced To Threaten a Sit-In Protest Over Unpaid Bonuses After Women's World Cup

After negotiations, the Nigerian Football Federation have agreed to run the players their money.

Nigeria's own Super Falcons had a great run during the Women's World Cup. But instead of the players heading back home or to their respective professional clubs after losing to Germany 3-0, they were forced to strong-arm the Nigerian Football Federation to pay what they're owed.

According to ESPN's initial report over the weekend, the Super Falcons threatened to stage a sit-in protest at their hotel in France until all of their unpaid bonuses dating back to two years ago were paid, along with their World Cup allowances and bonuses.

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