Nigerian Entertainment Awards Nomination Opens

The organizers of the Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) are calling on all members of the entertainment industry to begin submitting their work(s) in order to be considered for nominations, and ultimately awards in the upcoming 2012 NEA Awards.

it is that time of the year again, when members of the entertainment industry are given the opportunity to be celebrated, and recognized by the NEA and their fans both at home in Nigeria and abroad. Between now and April 27th, the NEA will be compiling work released into market, radio stations and online media over the past year (March 2011 – March 2012), for consideration in the different award categories.

Interested entertainers can be residents of any country, but must be wholly or partially Nigerian in other to be considered eligible. The Pan African awards are the only awards open solely to Non-Nigerian African entertainers. The awards are divided into 3 main categories and are listed below:


- Best Album of the Year

- Best International Artist

- Best Music Video

- Best New Act
- Best Pop/R&B Artist of the year

- Best Rapper of the year

- Best US Based Artist of the year

- Best Gospel Artist/Group of the year

- Hottest Single of the Year

- Best Indigenous Artist
- Most Promising Act to Watch

- Music Producer of the Year

- Pan African Artist


- Best Actor in Film
- Best Actress in Film
- Best Film Director

- Best Picture
- Best TV Show

- Pan African Actor

- Pan African Actress


- World DJ

- Best Comedian
- Best Entertainment Personality of the year

- Entertainment Promoter

- Media personality of the year

The deadline to submit nominations is April 27, 2012 and the official announcement of the 2012 NEA nominees will be made at the end of May, 2012. Please visit the NEA website to submit your material or forward to

As the organizers continue to announce details of this year’s lineup of events they encourage fans to stay up to date by tuning in to Cool FM 96.9 (Lagos), the Official 2012 NEA Awards radio partner. Also follow the NEA on Twitter @NEAAwards and ‘Like’ the Facebook page ‘NEA Awards