Da Grin & Omawumi lead the NEA 2010 Nominee List as Genevieve, Omotola & a host of stars also grab nods

Posted on Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 1:45 AM

By BellaNaija.com

The Producers of the NEA Awards are pleased to announce the Nominees for the Fifth Annual NEA Awards scheduled for Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 5:30pm at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Art Center. This year’s nomination list is considered the most intriguing in the history of the show. The producers of the show also expanded this years’ category list to include non-traditional entertainment segments like Radio and TV personalities, Reality shows and Fashion. The producers of the show recognize the continued popularity and successes of these segments and want to make sure that these groups are recognized as part of the Nigeria Entertainment community.

West Africa Idol runner-up Omawumi leads this year’s pack with five nominations for her debut album Wonder Woman. Four of the nominations were for her debut album and one for her feature on the late Da Grin’s song “Thank God”. Da Grin came in second with four nominations along with Tuface and new comer Kefee. The late Da Grin received nominations for Best Album for “C.E.O”, Hottest Single “Kondo”, Best Rap Act and Best Collaboration with Vocals for “Thank God” with Omawumi.

This year’s Best Album category is the most intriguing category in the music segment of the nomination category. For the first time, the category has different genres of music including Rap, Hip Hop, Soul and Pop/R&B- M2M by Wande Coal, Dagrin’s CEO, Omawumi’s Wonder Woman and Tuface’s Unstoppable are all nominated for the Best Album award.

The Best Actress in a Film/Short Story will be one of the most highly competitive categories this year. The nominees for the category include veteran actresses Nse Ikpe Etim for her role in Reloaded, Ini Edo for Native Son, Genevieve Nnaji for Silent Scandal, Stephanie Okereke for Nneda and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde for Deepest dreams.

Voting begins on July 9th, 2010 at www.nigeriaentawards.com (see complete list below) and ends August 31st, 2010. Winners will be announced at the Award ceremony.

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Mushin 2 Mohits – Wande Coal
CEO – Da Grin
Wonder Woman-Omawumi
Unstoppable-Tuface

HOTTEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Kondo – Da Grin
Kokoroko – Kefee ft. timaya
Omoba- D’Prince
Free Madness – Terry G
Bad – Wande Coal

BEST NEW ACT OF THE YEAR
Jaywon
D’Prince
Jesse Jagz
Lami
Omawumi

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
KSB
Kefee
Bouqui
Lara George
Kore

INDIGENOUS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ASA
Nneka
9ice
Pasuma
Jesse King

BEST POP/R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Banky W
Wande Coal
Chuddy K
Omawumi
P Square

BEST RAP ACT OF THE YEAR
Jesse Jagz
Modenine
M.I.
Da Grin
Naeto C

BEST SOUL/NEO SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR
Tuface
Lami
EVA
Nneka
Toba Gold

BEST COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
Champion – Pype ft. Da Grin, Vector, Naeto C, Sasha & GT
Kokoroko – Kefee ft Timaya
E No Easy P Square ft J Martins
Nobody- Tuface ft M.I.
Thank God- DaGrin ft Omawumi

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
Wale
Keno
JJC
Kas
Moeazy

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Don Jazzy
So Sick
J. Sleek
Dokta Frabz
Cobhams

BEST INTERNATIONAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Kid Konnect
Dogmites
JJC
Mictunes

BEST MALE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (ARTIST & DIRECTOR)
One Day- eLDee/eLDee
Fall in Love- Dbanj/Sesan
Implication- Tuface/unknown
Lagos Party- Banky/Kemi Adetiba
E No Easy- P Square ft. J. Martins/Jude Okoye

BEST FEMALE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (ARTIST & DIRECTOR)
You Know It – Goldie/Clarence Peters
Today Na Today – Omawumi/Kemi Adetiba
If U Want Me – Mo’Cheddah/Clarence Peters
Know – Lami/Brandon
Kokoroko – Kefee ft. Timaya/Wudland

BEST ACTOR IN A FILM/SHORT STORY
Ramsey Nouah – Guilty Pleasure
Jim Iyke – The Shepherd / Dream Maker
Femi Adebayo/ Ifederu
Desmond Elliot – Before the light
Kayode Akinbayo/ Bi a ti ko

BEST ACTRESS IN A FILM/SHORT STORY
Nse Ikpe Etim – Reloaded
Ini Edo – Native Son
Genevieve Nnaji- Silent Scandal
Stephanie Okereke-Nnenda
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde – Deepest of dreams

BEST FILM (DIRECTOR)
The Figurine – Kunle Afolayan
Guilty Pleasures – Daniel Adenimokan and Desmond Elliot
Nnenda – Izu Ojukwu
Silent Scandal -T.K. Falope
Behind a Smile – Frank Rajah Arase

BEST ACTRESS IN TV SERIES/REALITY/GAME SHOW
Genevieve Nnaji – Guinness Ultimate Survivor-Celebrity edition
Bimbo Akintola – Circle of 3
Kate Henshaw Nuttal – Circle of 3
Damilola Adegbite – Tinsel
Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi – Tinsel

BEST ACTOR IN TV SERIES/REALITY/GAME SHOW
Frank Edoho – Who wants to be a Millionaire
Kayode Peters – Flat Mates
Gideon Okeke – Tinsel

BEST ON SCREEN PERSONALITY (PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD)
Denrele
Ill Rhymz
Andre Blaze
Dorisha Brick George
Adaure Achumba

BEST TV SERIES/REALITY SHOW/GAME SHOW
Half Sisters
Circle 3
Tinsel
Star quest
Gulder Ultimate search

INTERNATIONAL EVENT OF THE YEAR (TO A PROMOTER)
Thisday Music Festival
UK Naija Carnival
Arise Fashion Week New York
Ovation Red Carol
Miss Nigeria in America

BEST WORLD DJ

DJ DeeMoney
DJ MightyMike
DJ Vinny
DJ Stramborrella
DJ Ike
DJ Xclusive

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY
Rhythm 93.7 – Ik (Wild Child)
Beat FM- Toolz
Top Radio – Tosyn Buknor
Beat FM – Olisa Adibua
Inspiration FM – Dan foster

BEST COMEDIAN
Seyi Law
Wale Gate
Jedi
AY
I Go Die

FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Deola Sagoe
Alvins
Momo Couture
Adebayo jones
Ouch!

ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Nduka Obiagbena
Cecil Hammond
Keke and D1
JAJ
Obi Asika


MOST PROMISING ACT TO WATCH

Chuddy K
D’Prince
Eva
Femi Adeyinka
Mo’Cheddah

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  • 19 Comments on “Da Grin & Omawumi lead the NEA 2010 Nominee List as Genevieve, Omotola & a host of stars also grab nods”

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    • Cynthia July 9, 2010 at 3:25 AM

      May the best win

    • fokasibe July 9, 2010 at 8:09 AM

      Yes o…may the best win

    • helen blunt July 9, 2010 at 8:19 AM

      Congrats@Omawumi, she has worked hard and it shows, all the way from Idols West Africa. Its been a humbling journey and i feel blessed for her. She is my role model, and i love her to death. Congrats to the other stars too especially Genevieve Nnaji.

    • Gory July 9, 2010 at 8:21 AM

      This list is unbiased. I love the choice of stars. They all deserve it. All the best guys.

    • prince July 9, 2010 at 11:25 AM

      best album they didnt put danger by p-square?

    • mariaah July 9, 2010 at 11:34 AM

      Irin it will b hard mehn..The movie category is going to be tight cos av seen mst of d movies and those laadies were really good but still want reloaded to win NSE is such a good actress..May d best one win!!
      BTW DJ Xclusive is d best!!yay..

    • elisawwf007 July 9, 2010 at 2:01 PM

      Omotola or Ini will take this best actress. Not to take anything from the rest of the actresses nominated but Omotola and Ini’s performance in those movies were spectacular. Anyways congrats to everyone of them. They are doing naija proud.

    • maino July 9, 2010 at 2:22 PM

      omawumi is perfect, nneka is mmuah. both of them truely have never dissapointed me, truely warri no fit carry last

    • Lydai July 9, 2010 at 3:58 PM

      Why was Basketmouth not nominated? :( We all know he is the best!!

    • Adia July 9, 2010 at 5:16 PM

      I just wanna know why Laura Izibor is not on this list???

    • THE AMAKA July 9, 2010 at 5:37 PM

      did someone say “veteran” actress in Nse Ikpe in the same sentence? don’t get me wrong she is a wonderful actress, and some of the best I’ve seen, but she has not been around that long.
      maybe 2-3 years?
      anyway I want Genevieve to win, simply because she is my favorite. but Silent Scandals wasn’t her best, so i don’t know her chances of winning that category.
      Ini Edo is just the bomb!! Native son had me laughing throughout the whole movie. LOL! she did a very good job.
      speaking of, I’m going to go and watch those I have no seen like “Nnenda” and “Deepest of Dreams” to see what they’re all about.

    • THE AMAKA July 9, 2010 at 5:47 PM

      going by the trailer alone, i think Omotola will take the category.
      I’m even now trying to find this movie and buy it.

    • heyr July 9, 2010 at 6:49 PM

      how can d’prince be a nominnee 4 ‘promising act’. ew ew ew

    • dams July 10, 2010 at 10:40 AM

      Congrats to lami..she had a spectacular album..it shows dat her hardwork is gettn some attention..I love her to pieces…

    • lola July 10, 2010 at 2:59 PM

      its dagrin’s year,,so his obviouslt d best rap act..n kondo really is a hit single..n congrats 2 oad artist may d best win

    • JustMe July 10, 2010 at 7:20 PM

      I would love to see Ramsey Nouah win. He is a very good actor, the best there
      is. He gets my vote.

    • teegal July 11, 2010 at 7:34 PM

      Nse Ikpe Etim’s performance in Reloaded was absolutely amazing, hope she wins.

    • Gaame July 25, 2010 at 11:52 PM

      now i don’t really watch naija movies but you got to give it up for Genevieve she is the best

    • funmity September 19, 2010 at 9:20 AM

      If u guyz don’t know about wots goin on in Nigeria don’t just come and comment nonsense here..bunch of losers..may the best win.