• By Usaini Nebianet
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    Jul 14, 2017
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    The nominees for the 12th annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards have been announced, and some of our favorite artists have made the cut.

    With the wealth of musicians and entertainers coming out of the country, there were no shortage of artists to choose from. Big names like Wizkid, Davido, Tekno and Mr Eazi are all nominated in multiple categories and will be contending for the title of “Best Afropop Male Artist.”

    Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Omawumi are all nominated “Best Afropop Female Artist.” Other noteworthy nominees include Olamide, Jidenna, Runtown, P-Square, Phyno, Burna Boy, and DJ Spinall. 

    Non-Nigerian nominees include Vanessa Mdee, Efya, Nasty C and Cassper Nyovest.

    For the first time ever, this year’s awards will also include an ‘Afrosoca’ category.

    The show takes place on September 3 in New York City, stay posted to see which artists take home awards. Check below for a full list of nominees.

    Best Single:
    Wizkid – Come closer ft Drake
    Phyno – Fada Fada ft Olamide
    Davido – IF
    Tekno – Pana
    Psquare – Bank alert
    Olamide – Who you epp
    Mr Eazi – Leg over
    Runtown – Mad over you

    Best Afro Soca Artist:
    Fay-Ann Lyons
    Machel Montano
    Melly Rose
    Olatunji Yearwood
    Skinny Fabulous
    Teddyson Johnson

    Best Dancehall:
    Burna Boy
    Cynthia Morgan
    Ketchup
    Harrysong
    Patoranking
    Timaya

    Best Music Producer:
    DJ Soupamodel
    Kriz Beatz
    Masterkraft
    Spellz
    Young D
    Sarz
    Legendury Beatz
    Young John

    Most Promising:
    Deshinor
    Gabzy
    Ike Chucks
    Moelogo
    Nonso Amadi
    Odunsi

    Best Disc Jockey:
    DJ Jimmy Jatt
    DJ Neptune
    DJ Humility
    DJ TTB
    DJ Spinall
    DJ Prince
    DJ Xclusive
    DJ Consequence

    Best Diaspora Disc Jockey:
    DJ Dee Money
    DJ Femsta
    DJ GQ Mike
    DJ EL G
    DJ Tunez
    DJ Cuppy
    DJ Ecool
    DJ Afoo

    Best DJ Non-Nigerian/African:
    DJ Lebbie (SL)
    DJ Mensah (GH)
    DJ Bossman (LIB)
    DJ Joe Mfalme (KQ)
    DJ Slick Stuart & Roja (UG)
    DJ Vyrusky (GH)

    Best Africa Female Artist [Non-Nigerian]: 
    Amanda Black [SA]
    Victoria Kimani [KQ]
    Becca [GH]
    Vanessa Mdee [TZ]
    Butera Knowless [RW]
    Sheeban Karungi [UG]
    Efya [GH]
    Queen Vee [ZIM]

    Best Afropop Male Artist: 
    Davido
    Mr Eazi
    Kiss Daniel
    Runtown
    Tekno
    Wizkid

    Best Afropop Female Artist:
    Omawumi
    Niniola
    Seyi Shay
    Simi
    Tiwa Savage
    Yemi Alade

    Best Album:
    Adekunle Gold – Gold
    MC Galaxy – MMM
    Falz & Simi – Chemistry
    Olamide – Glory
    Kiss Daniel – New Era
    Phyno – The Playmaker
    Mr Eazi – Life Is Eazi
    Davido – Son Of Mercy

    Best Diaspora:
    Wale
    Rotimi
    Ayo Jay
    Bils
    Jidenna
    Jaycube
    Wurld
    Tinnie Tempah
    Black Excellence

    Best Africa Male Artist: 
    Casper Nyovest [SA]
    Stonebwoy [GH]
    Diamond Platnumz [TZ]
    Sarkodie [GH]
    Eddie Kenzo [UG]
    Sauti Sol [KQ]
    Nasty C [SA]
    Toofan [TG]

    Best New Act:
    Tjan
    Dremo
    Dotman
    Mayorkun
    Sugarboy
    Zoro

    Best Rap Act:
    Falz
    Ice Prince
    Mz Kiss
    Olamide
    Phyno
    Skales

    Best Indigenous:

    9ice
    Adekunle Gold
    CDQ
    Flavor
    Olamide
    Phyno

    Best Music Video:
    Aduke – Tjan [DIR: Kemi Adetiba]
    All Over – Tiwa Savage [DIR: Patrick Ellis]
    Bank Alert – Psquare [DIR: CP]
    Come Closer – Wizkid [DIR: Daps]
    IF – Davido [DIR: Q]
    YOLO – Seyi Shay [DIR: Maji Alabi]

    Best Collabo:
    Come Closer – Wizkid Ft Drake
    Iskaba – Wande Coal FT DJ Tunez
    Ko Funny – CDQ FT Davido
    Only Girl – Adekunle Gold FT Moelogo
    Temper – Skales FT Burna Boy
    Up To Something – Iyanya FT Don Jazzy & Dr Sid

    Best Inspiration:
    Cobhams Asuquo
    Frank Edwards
    Nathaniel Bassey
    Sinach
    Timi Dakolo
    Waje

    Best Entertainment Executive:
    Don Jazzy [Mavin]
    Idris Olorunnimbe [The Temple Company]
    Emperor Geezy [GWW]
    Paul O [Upfront & Personal]
    E-Money [Five Star]
    Tobi Sanni Daniel [State Of Mind]
    Adetoro Fawoshere [Right Entertainment]
    Dbanj [Cream Platform]

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