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2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards

The 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards is the 11th edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Hosted by Richard Mofe Damijo and Ebbe Bassey, the event was held on September 4 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City, U.S.[1][2]

2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Date September 4, 2016 (2016-09-04)
Location BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center,
New York City, New York, U.S.A
Country Nigeria
Hosted by
Most awards Olamide, Kiss Daniel, Adekunle Gold (2)
Most nominations Olamide, Tekno Miles, Seyi Shay (3)



Winners and nomineesEdit

The awards were categorized into three categories: Music category, Film/TV category and Other category. Below is the list of nominees and winners for the popular music categories. Winners are highlighted in bold.

Music categoryEdit

Album of the Year
Hottest Single of the Year
Best Song of the Year
Afropop Artist of the Year
R&B Artist of the Year
Rap Act of the Year
Gospel Artist of the Year
Dancehall Artist of the Year
Indigenous Artist of the Year
Alternative Artist of the Year
Best New Act
  • Adekunle Gold
    • Mz Kiss
    • Humblesmith
    • Niniola
    • YCEE
    • Toby Grey
Most Promising Act to Watch
  • Mr Eazi
    • Coco Benson
    • Spyz
    • Shobzy
    • Teeblaq
    • Terry Apala
Diaspora Artist of the Year
Collaboration of the Year
Best Live Performer
Music Video of the Year (Director)
  • Unlimited L.A – "Emergency" by D'banj
    • Meji Alabi – "Right Now" by Seyi Shay
    • Aje Films – "Karashika" by Falz
    • Chad Tennies – "Sisi" by Sexy Steel
    • Patrick Elis – "Duro" by Teckno Miles
    • Moe Musa – "Condo" by Kuammy
    • CP – "If I Start to Talk" by Tiwa Savage
    • HG2 – "Quality" by Pasuma
African Male Artist of the Year (Non Nigerian)
African Female Artist of the Year (Non Nigerian)
Music Producer of the Year

Film/TV categoriesEdit

Lead Actor in a Film
Supporting Actor in a Film
Lead Actress in a Film
Supporting Actress in a Film
Film Director of the Year
  • Ishanna
    • A Soldier's Story
    • Wives on Strike
    • Tell Me Sweet Something
    • Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo
    • Road to Yesterday
Best Short Film of the Year
  • Bloody TaxiFolasakin Iwajomo
    • The Encounter – Tolu Ajayi
    • Child Soldier – Folasakin Iwajomo
    • Good People Dead – Nodash
    • BraveLowlaDee
    • Hell or High Water – Oluseyi Amuwa
Best Actor of the Year (TV)
Best Actress (TV)
TV Show of the Year
  • Skinny Girl in Transit
    • Festac Town
    • Baby's Daddy
    • Jennifer's Diary
    • Officer Titus
    • Do Good
Actor of the Year (Non-Nigerian)
Actress of the Year (Non-Nigerian)
Best Picture (Non-Nigerian)

Other categoriesEdit

Disk Jockey of the Year (Male)
  • DJ Gravpop
    • DJ Enimoney
    • DJ Tunez
    • DJ Vinnie
    • DJ TTB
    • DJ Kelvin
Disk Jockey of the Year (Female)
  • DJ Mystelle
    • DJ Lambo
    • DJ Nana
    • DJ Sensie Lo
    • DJ Soupamodel
    • DJ Switch
Disk Jockey Collaboration of the Year
Disk Jockey of the Year (Non-Nigerian)
  • DJ Slick Stuart & Roja
    • DJ Lebbie
    • DJ Bossman
    • DJ Mensah
    • DJ Vyrusky
    • DJ Joe Mfalme
Music Executive of the Year
  • Don Jazzy (Mavin Records
    • Ubi Franklin (MMMG)
    • E-Money (Five Star Music)
    • Ossi Chiori (Achievas Entertainment)
    • Steve Baba Eko (Xtreme Music)
    • Okwudili Umenyiora (Eric-Manny Entertainment)
Radio OAP of the Year
TV Presenter of the Year (Lifestyle)
Comedy Act of the Year
Fashion Model of the Year
Online Comedy Act of the Year
  • Emmanuella
    • Crazeclown
    • Chief Obi
    • Foxy P
    • Worwor Boyz
    • Iya Ibadan


  1. ^ "Nominations are Here! Find out who Made the 2016 Nigerian Entertainment Awards Nominees List". BellaNaija. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  2. ^ Adedayo Showemimo (17 June 2016). "FULL nominee list for 2016 Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA)". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Archived from the original on 2017-01-02. Retrieved 12 September 2016.