The 12th edition of the NEA Awards was held on the 25th of November (2017) amid great fanfare. It was a night set aside for recognition of those who performed excellently in the entertainment industry especially Film & Music.

This year, the occassion at the Symphony Space Peter Sharp Theater (New York) was nothing short of spectacular.

Anchored by the delectable Emma Nyra, guests were treated to a top class level of performance from their favorite artistes & DJs.

The apogee of the night however was the presentation of awards. Davido was the biggest winner, directly ousting his main rival WizKid for both song of the year ‘IF’ and Best Afropop Male Artist too.

Olamide also won two awards in Best Album – ‘Glory’ and Best Rap Act.

Mayourkun edged out SugarBoi, Dremo & Zoro to claim the Best New Act.

Seyi Shay won Afropop Female Artist of The Year and also collected the plaque for the Best Music Video Of The Year with ‘Yolo’.

Check out the list of the full 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 & DJ Tunez·

Best Music Video of the Year (Director): Yolo- Seyi Shay (Dir: MejiAlabi)·

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


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