The ninth annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards are being held Sunday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m., at the Skirball Center for the Performing Art, 566 LaGuardia Place, Manhattan. Awards headliners include Ayo Jay, Ayoola, Harry Song, Kcee, MC Galaxy, Nikki Laoye, Niyola, Orezi, Oriste Femi, Patoranking, Reminisce, Runtown, Selebobo, Seyi Shay, Skales, Sna Z, Solid Star, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal and Wizzy Pro.

The producers of the program will also be honoring Tuface Idibia with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his iconic work in the African music industry. With a career spanning more than two decades, first as member of the Plantashun Boyz and later as a solo artist, Idiba will be recognized for 20-plus years of consistent contribution to the African music industry. Tickets are available now at