NEA Awards Return to New York to Honor Who's Who in Entertainment
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Grammy-nominated songwriter and artist Tiwa Savage is slated to perform at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards Sept. 1. (Image: File)

It’s that time of year again, as the best of the best in global talent come to New York for the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.  The 8th annual event, to be held Sept. 1 in the heart of New York University’s campus at the Skirball Performing Art Center, will be hosted by acclaimed comedian Bright ‘BasketMouth’ Okpocha.

The night will include performances by global artists including Emma Nyra, Iyanya, and Tiwa Savage, among others. Popular Nollywood actors, whose films represent a multimillion dollar consumer base of fans in the U.S, include Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele, Ramsey Nouah, Uti, Ali Nuhu and OC Ukeje. This year’s award show is set to be another fun-filled, star-studded event.

The NEAs are sponsored by popular global entertainment Website BellaNaija and Arik Air, a premier global airline, among other media and public relations outets and is expected to draw business and entertainment professionals from the States and abroad.

For more information and award show updates on the NEAs, follow them on Twitter @NEAAwards or on their Facebook page NEA Awards.

Check out BlackEnterprise’s coverage of last year’s star-studded event, here.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.