Young Paris and Olamide at the NEAs.

Davido and Olamide Were the Big Winners at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards

Check out the full list of winners and highlights from the 2017 NEAs.

The 12th edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards went down over the weekend in New York City.


Singer Emma Nyra was the host of the awards event which was held at the Symphony Space Peter Sharp Theater.

Olamide and Davido were the big winners this year at the NEAs, as they both took home multiple awards each.

Olamide won Best Album for Glory and Best Rap Act, while Davido won Best Afropop Male Artist of the Year and Hottest Single of the Year for "If". Olamide also offered another highlight of the night as he performed to close out the show.

The NEAs were attended by many notable names including Seyi Shay, Young Paris, Dremo, Sheyman, ID Cabasa, DJ Enimoney, Danagog, Dotman, D12, and many others.

Check out the full list of winners and some highlights from the night below.




MUSIC CATEGORIES

Album of the Year: Glory (Olamide)

Hottest Single of the Year: If (Davido)

AfroPop Male Artist of the Year: Davido

AfroPop Female Artist of the Year: Seyi Shay

Rap Act of the Year: Olamide

Dancehall Artist: Patoranking

Best Collabo of the Year: Iskaba – Wande Coal & DJ Tunez

Best Music Video of the Year (Director): Yolo- Seyi Shay (Dir: Meji Alabi)

Best New Act: Mayorkun

Indigenous Artist of the Year: Phyno

Diaspora Artist of the Year: Jidenna

Inspirational Artist of the Year: Sinach

Most Promising Act to Watch: Deshinor

Music Producer of the Year: Krisbeatz

African Male Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian): Toofan

African Female Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian): Becca

AfroSoca: Machel Montano

FILM/TV CATEGORIES

Best Actor: Ransey Noauh (76)

Best Actress: Funke Akindele (A Trip to Jamaica)

Supporting Actor: AY (A Trip to Jamaica)

Supporting Actress: Kehinde Bankole (The Dinner)

Film Director: Steve Gukas (93 Days)

Best Picture: The Wedding Party

Best Lead Role in TV: Oreka Godis (Our Best Friend's Wedding)

Best Lead Role in Film (Non-Nigerian / Africa): Korto Davies

Best TV Show: Big Brother Naija

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Best Disc Jockey: DJ Prince

Diaspora Disc Jockey of the Year: DJ Phemstar (U.S.)

Africa Disc Jockey of the Year: DJ Slick Stuat & Roja (UG)

Entertainment Executive of the Year: Tobi Sanni Daniel

OAP of the Year: Big Tak (Urban FM)

TV Presenter: Seyitan (The Sauce)

Best Comedy Act: Woli Arole & Asiri

Photographer: Kelechi Amadi

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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