July 7, 2014 - New York, NY - The wait is over and the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards) is proud to officially announce that this year's event will be hosted by comedian Bovi Ugboma, superstar actress Funke Akindele and top on-air personality Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi. All three talents represent the diverse sectors within Nigeria's growing entertainment industry.
Over the last couple of years, Bovi has become a household name in the Nigerian comedy scene headlining the biggest events and delivering rib-cracking performances. Bovi will be hosting the NEA Awards for the first time but he is no stranger to the big stage as he has held multiple sold out shows in UK and different cities in Nigeria as part of his 'Man on Fire' Tour.
Nollywood actress Funke Akindele remains a fan favorite in New York City. Her stellar performances leave the fans wanting more of her and her evitable return to the NEA stage. Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi aka Ms. 411 of Nigeria Radio is a voice familiar to many. The NEA stage is next for her after recent coverage of the just concluded BET Awards and World Cup live.
For the first time in its nine year history, the awards will unveil billboards in three strategic locations in Lagos state powered by Platinum entertainment. With a steady buzz on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), NEA corporate partners continue to benefit from direct target market presence as the event date nears.
With a well-rounded host line up, this year's NEA Awards is set to be a 'do-not' miss event for anyone. The awards is scheduled to take place on August 31, 2014 at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts. Tickets will be available for purchase starting July 21, 2014. Voting is now LIVE at www.neaawards.com and fans are encouraged to vote to ensure that their favorite entertainer.
This year's show is supported by Chibase Productions, Platinum Ent, Mtech Comm, YSGHubs, Firematic Ent, Impeccable Hospitality, WIN Foundation, The Exodus Guild, BeatFM, StarFM, CoolFM, Bellanaija, UDRradio, RythmFM, EEC, UnderdaRock, 745Ent, RagingBull Ent, LOIGraphics, MayvenPR, DJTee Films, Anashe Media Group, Black Enterprise Magazine, Toast Magazine Nigeria, OK Magazine, iBlaveTV, MkTVworld & many more.
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.