The Producers of the NEA Awards have announced names of nominees at this year’s, Nigerian Entertainment Awards scheduled for Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at the Sharp Theater at Symphony Space in New York.
This year’s nominees highlight new and young talents that are destined to shape the future of African Entertainment.
In the music categories, Wizkid, Darey, Dbanj and Duncan Mighty lead this year’s pack with three nominations each.
Wizkid is nominated for Hottest Single of the Year, Best New Act of the Year and Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year, Darey is nominated for Best Album of the Year, Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year categories while Dbanj is nominated for Hottest Single of the Year, Pop/R&B Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year.
Duncan Mighty’s nomination was in the Best Album of the Year, Hottest Single of the Year and Indigenous Artist of the Year categories.
Other artists receiving multiple nominations this year includes Asa, Naeto C, Banky W, MI, Don Jazzy, Ice Prince and Olamide.
The Hottest Single of the year is shaping up to be one of the key categories to watch this year with the songs that dominated the airwaves in the last twelve months. And Best New Act of the year showcases the best and newest talent to enter the game.
The Pan African Artist of the year features the biggest names in African music scene, Fally Ipupa (DRC), R2Bees (Ghana), Awilo (Congo), Winky D (Zimbabwe), Juliana Kanyomozi (Ugandan) and VIP (Ghana) who are all nominated in what is considered the best artist in the African category.