Nigerian Entertainment Awards: Full List Of Winners

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards took place on Saturday 25 November at the Symphony Space Peter Sharp Theater in New York.

The night saw Davido emerge the big winner, taking the awards for Afropop Male Artist and Best Single for his hit song ‘If’.

Rapper Olamide also received two awards, his coming in the Best Album and Best Rap Act categories. He closed the ceremony with a performance at an event attended by celebrities including Seyi Shay, Dremo and ID Cabasa.

Olamide's win of Best Album means he has now taken that award two years in a row after winning for The Glory in 2016.

Now in its 12th year, the Nigerian Entertainment Awards recognises entertainers across several fields.

Below is the full list of winners:


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 and DJ Tunez
Best Music Video of the Year (Director): Yolo – Seyi Shay (Directed by 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

Best Actor: Ramsey Nouah (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 and 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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