I woke up on Saturday June 2nd, 2012 to unexpected news that I was nominated as ‘Media Personality of the Year’ at the upcoming 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards). Wow! What an honor. Thank you to the organizers of NEA Awards and all persons involved in nominating me. There is nothing as gratifying as having your own people recognize your work.
Sharing the category with me are some of the most recognized media personalities within and outside Nigeria.
TOOLZ (BEAT FM 99.9 LAGOS)
ADAM (SOUNDCITY TV)
FREEZE (COOL FM 96.9 LAGOS)
DOLAPO ONI (MNET)
UDUAK ODUOK (LADYBRILLE)
DENRELE (CHANNEL O AFRICA)
Again, I am honored to be nominated. The NEA Awards has come a long way and continues to position itself as an awards event to be reckoned with. It also has a particular advantage as its is New York based and is becoming an event that really bridges the gap between the West and Africa’s music industry. Last year, the NEA expanded to include nominees from other African countries including Ghana. It also added a music seminar event, beneficial to music industry professionals, which included some important stakeholders both in America and Nigeria’s music industry.
This year, I understand it intends to step up its game even more.
Indeed, its nominees list is a reflection of how exciting this year’s event will be as it includes some of the most prominent, fun and harworking talents in Africa’s entertainment industry: Wizkid, D’Banj, Don Jazzy, Davido (the preceding are all Nigerians) Sarkodie (Ghana), HHP (South Africa), John Dumelo (Ghana), Majid Michel (Ghana) and so much more.
This is indeed a great year to be nominated. Thank you once again to all, including the organizers, involved in nominating me.
Please visit LadybrilleNigeria.com to see the full list of nominees. For AML readers in Nigeria who would like to vote for me, text “NEA 25 Uduak Oduok” to 32051. Please note there is a 30Naira charge for SMS cost.
Photocredit: NEA Awards 2010
Photo description: Myself on the red carpet wearing a Korto Momolu gown and sharing a laughter with Kenny Ogungbe, owner Kennis Music.
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