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Nigerian Entertainment Awards: Full List Of Winners

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards was concluded over the weekend at the Symphony Space Center in New York. The night saw the big achievers in the entertainment industry take home awards in different categories, including music, film, TV, Radio and so many others.

Olamide at NEA 2017

Davido took home two awards for Hottest Single of the Year (IF) and Afropop Male Act of the Year. Street king Olamide took home the award for Album of The Year (The Glory).

In the Film/TV category, Ramsey Nouah won the Best Actor award for his role in ’76. Funke Akindele won the award for Best Actress for her role in A Trip to Jamaica.

Host of NEA 2017, Emma Nyra


See the full list of winners below:


  • 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

Young Paris and Olamide

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

Olamide att NEA 2017

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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