NEA releases complete winners’ list

The 13th edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards was held on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at the University of the District of Columbia Theater of the Arts in Washington, DC.

The show was hosted by Charles Okocha popularly known as Igwe Tupac and featured top African and Caribbean stars. Davido and Tiwa Savage were the big winners of the night taking home Afropop Male and Female Artists of the year respectively.

Other highlight of the show saw Tunde Ednut winning the humanitarian award, Gbenga Solitude won entertainment pioneer award and Harry Baba winning the community activist award.

The 2018 NEA awards was supported by Raging Bull Entertainment, UDR Media, DJ Zimo, EEC, Colors of Africa, Afrobeats Live, Phemstar Productions, Solara Group, Kedu TV, Splash Entertainment, Igbo Girls brunch and Moijey Jewelries.



• Album of the Year: Outside (Burna Boy)
• Hottest Single of the Year: Legbegbe (Mr Real)
• AfroPop Male Artist of the Year: Davido
• AfroPop Female Artist of the Year: Tiwa Savage
• Alternative Artist of the Year: Adekunle Gold
• Diaspora/International Artist of the Year: Skepta
• Best New Act: Small Doctor
• Most Promising Act to Watch: Teni
• Trailblazer Artist of the Year: Duncan Mighty
• Freshvibes Artist of the Year: Peruzzi
• Music Producer of the Year: Fresh
• Best Music Video of the Year (Director): Prodigeezy- This is Nigeria (Falz)
• African Male Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian): Sarkodie
• African Female Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian): Victoria Kimani


• Best Actor: Odunlade Adekola (A million baby)
• Best Actress: Dakore Akande (Isoken)
• Best Picture: Etiko Onigbedu (Femi Adebayo)
• Best Lead Role in TV: Lilian Esoro (3 is a crowd)
• Best TV Show: Jenifa Diaries
• Best Lead Role in Film (Non-Nigerian / Africa): Nyce Wanjeri (Boss)


• Best Disc Jockey: DJ TTB
• Best DJ Single of the Year: Ada, DJ Ecool ft. Davido
• Radio OAP of the Year: Moet (Soundcity)
• TV Presenter: Seyitan (The Sauce)
• Best Comedy Act: Charles Okocha
• Dancer/Choreographer: Izzy Odigie

About NEA
The NEA AWARDS is an annual entertainment award show held in the United States, with the sole purpose of celebrating and recognizing the numerous contributions of entertainers to the African entertainment industry, while at the same time promoting the image and rich culture of Nigeria.

For all press and media related inquires please contact NEA AWARDS PR, Tel: 917 541 8394, Email:, Social Media Handles: FB: NEA Awards | Twitter/Instagram: @neaawards | #NEA



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