The 10th annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards has just presented its list of its nominees. This year’s nomination announcement was powered by social media in partnership with Nigerian radio stations BeatFM99.9 and RaypowerFM. Nigeria’s most celebrated international award ceremony is held annually in New York City and is scheduled for Sept. 6. The nominating event took place in August in Lagos, Nigeria.

The NEA awards is an established institution in the Nigeria entertainment industry that focuses on recognizing the talent in the industry. The NEA is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, with support from Right Entertainment, Mtech Communications, BeatFM and AfroMusic Pop Channel.

Photos by Solwazi Afi Olusola

This year’s categories and nominees are listed below.

Hottest Single of the Year:

“Woju,” Kiss Daniel

“Shoki Remix,” Lil Kesh, Olamide and Davido

“Godwin,” Korede Bello

“Shake Body,” Skales

“Dorobucci,” Mavins

“Ojuelegba,” Wizkid

Best New Act to Watch:

Lil Kesh

Dija

CDQ

Kiss Daniel

Ayojay

Falz

Korede Bello

Indigenous Artist of the Year:

Olamide

Pasuma

Phyno

Flavour

MC Galaxy

Jaywon

Best R&B Artist of the Year:

Banky W

Seyi Shay

Chidinma

Timi Dakolo

Praiz

Shaydee

Best Pop Artist of the Year:

Sean Tizzle

Presh

Davido

Wizkid

Runtown

Burna Boy

Female Artist of the Year:

Yemi Alade

Aramide

Seyi Shay

Cynthia Morgan

Dija

Eva

Male Artist of the Year:

Olamide

Skales

Flavour

Davido

Wizkid

Patoranking

Best Rap Act of the Year:

Olamide

Reminisce

Ice Prince

Phyno

Falz

M.I

Most Promising Act to Watch:

Danagog

Niniola

Tjan

Tonye

Pere Carter

Simi

Sunkanmi

TeeGee Da Unsual

African Artist of the Year (non-Nigerian):

Eddie Kenzo

Diamond Platinum

SAUTI SOL

Sarkodie

Stoneboy

AKA

Mzvee

Male Disc Jockey of the Year:

DJ Spinall, Nigeria

DJ Xclusive, Nigeria

DJ KAYWISE, Nigeria

DJ Neptune, Nigeria

DJ Kenny, Ivory Coast

DJ Tunez, United States

DJ LEGEND, Nigeria

DJ Magic Flowz, Canada