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]

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