2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards

The 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards took place on 31 August 2014, at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The eligibility period was from March 2013 to March 2014. In April 2014, the NEA reviewing committee began collecting submissions for the 2014 edition. The deadline for submission was April 30, 2014, and the nominations were announced on May 29, 2014.[1][2] Tiwa Savage and Davido received the most nominations with 5 each. Don Jazzy, Flavour N'abania and Wizkid all got four nominations each, while Olamide, Patoranking, Chidinma and Oritse Femi followed closely with three nominations.[3]

2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
DateAugust 31, 2014 (2014-08-31)
LocationSkirball Center for the Performing Arts
New York City, New York, U.S
Hosted by

Pop duo Skuki rejected their Best New Act nomination. The group released their debut album B.A.N.G.E.R in May 2010 and won the Next Rated award at The Headies 2010.[4]

The ceremony featured performances from artist such as El Phlex, Harrysong, Skales, Orezi, Shatta Wale, Wande Coal, J. Martins, Praiz, WizzyPro, RunTown and Patoranking. Davido won a total of 3 awards, including the Male Artist of the Year award. Tiwa Savage took home two awards for Female Artiste of the Year and Best Pop/RnB Artiste of the Year. Patoranking won the Best New Act of the Year award, while Ayo Jay emerged as the Most Promising Act to Watch. In the acting category, Tope Tedela and Funke Akindele emerged Best Actor in a Lead Role and Best Actress in a Lead Role respectively. The Best Gospel Act award went to Frank Edwards. Ghanaian reggae musician. Shatta Wale toppled Sarkodie, Mafikizolo, Mi Casa, Fally Ipupa, Uhuru and R2Bees for the African Artist of the Year award.[5]



Musical categoriesEdit

Best Album of the Year

Hottest Single of the YearEdit

Best New Act of the YearEdit

Gospel Artist of the YearEdit

Indigenous Artist of the YearEdit

Best Pop/R&B Artist of the YearEdit

Female Artist of the YearEdit

Male Artist of the YearEdit

Best Rap Act of the YearEdit

Music Producer of the YearEdit

Best Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director)Edit

Best CollaborationEdit

Most Promising Act to WatchEdit

  • Ayo Jay
    • Di'Ja
    • Elphlex
    • Koko J
    • Sna-Z
    • Brain
    • DJ Mo

Diaspora Artist of the YearEdit

African Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian)Edit

Film categoriesEdit

Best Actor in a Lead RoleEdit

Best Supporting ActorEdit

Best Actress in a Lead RoleEdit

Best Supporting ActressEdit

Best DirectorEdit

Best PictureEdit

Other categoriesEdit

Entertainment Personality of the YearEdit

Entertainment Executive of the YearEdit

Best OAPEdit

Funniest Comedian of YearEdit

World DJEdit

  • DJ Tunez – New York
    • DJ IK – Nigeria
    • DJ Shinski – Houston
    • DJ Cuppy – UK
    • DJ Flexx – Nigeria
    • DJ Spinall – Nigeria
    • DJ Xclusive – Nigeria


  1. ^ "2014 NEA Awards – Nominees Submission". NotjustOk.com. 3 April 2014. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Genevieve Nnaji, Don Jazzy, Chinwetel Ejiofor nominated for NEA Awards". bellanaija.com. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  3. ^ Abimboye, Micheal (31 May 2014). "Pop duo, Skuki, reject Nigerian Entertainment Awards nomination". Premium Times. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Breaking News – Wande Coal, Skuki Win Big At Hiphopworld Awards". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 30 May 2010. Archived from the original on 4 July 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  5. ^ Micheal Abimboye. "Nigeria: Tiwa Savage, Davido, Win Big At NEA Awards". Premium Times. allAfrica.com. Retrieved 3 September 2014.