Several Nigeria entertainment personalities, actors, actresses and musicians came for a night of glitz and glamour to the 3 rd Annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards held at the Skirball Performing Arts Center in New York City. The producers of this yearly award show, hosted over 600 entertainment enthusiast who came to be a part of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry in the Diaspora. The event was a success.
Hosted by Raz Adoti, Hollywood Actor with film credits such Amistad and Black Hawk Down, and 2007 Big Brother Africa runner up Tatiana Dos Santos Durao. The many personalities in attendance included Super Model Oluchi Onwenagba, Nollywood Actors Ramsey Noah, the legendary Olu Jacobs, Hollywood Actress Ebbe Bassey, My Fuji Adewale Ayuba, Model/Attorney and Fashionista Uduak Oduok, Singer and African Superstar Sasha, Singer Tosin Martins, Dekunle Fuji, Eldee, Modele, Zainab, Comedians Basorge, Jedi and many more.
The Nigeria Entertainment Award is an annual event focused on recognizing the many contributions of Nigerian Artists to the entertainment industry across the globe. The producers of the 2008 NEA Award Show in New York are dedicated to promoting the image and rich culture of Nigeria. This dedication has increased the awareness of this new edgy style of African Entertainment and has helped promote Nigerian acts to mainstream America.
The categories and winners of this year's award are:
BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR: ASA by Asa
HOTTEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR: Yahooze by Olu Maintain
BEST NEW ACT OF THE YEAR: TY Bello
BEST AFRO POP ACT OF THE YEAR: 9ice
BEST GOSPEL ACT OF THE YEAR: Dekunle Fuji
MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Dr Frabs
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF YEAR: Do Me by P Square
BEST INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR: Spray Me Money Remix by Oladele ft Eldee
BEST INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Chapter XIII by Keno
BEST INTERNATIONAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: T Money
BEST INTERNATIONAL MUSIC VIDEO OF YEAR: Wetin Man Go Do by Amplified Crew
INTERNATIONAL EVENT OF THE YEAR (PRESENTED TO A PROMOTER): NRC Reunion
BEST WORLD DJ: DJ Humility
BEST COMEDIAN: Basorge
BEST FILM: Blessed Among Women
BEST ACTOR: Olu Jacobs
BEST ACTRESS: Kate Henshaw
U.S Based Promoter of the Year: Tribe X Entertainment