Davido,Tiwa Savage,Burna Boy emerge winners at 2018 NEA Awards – Music


Davido, Tiwa Savage and Burna Boy have emerged as winners in their respective categories at the 2018 edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA 2018).

The award which covers various sections of the entertainment industry, including, music, movies, disc jockeying, record executives, comedy and a category for artistes in the diaspora witnessed its 13th edition over the weekend of Saturday, November 10th at the University of the District of Columbia Theater of Arts, Washington DC, US.

Across a total of 22 categories, Davido retained the award for the coveted ‘Afropop Male Artist of the year’ which he won last year, while Tiwa Savage won the award for the ‘Afropop Female Artist of the year’.

Other winners on the night include the likes of DMW’s latest revelation, Peruzzi and in-house producer Fresh, with Teni and DJ Ecool also bagging honours.


See complete list of winners for the music categories at NEA 2018

Afropop Male Artist of the year


Davido (Winner)



Kizz Daniel

Afropop Female Artist of the year

Tiwa Savage (Winner)

Yemi Alade

Seyi Shay




Tiwa Savage receiving an award at a previous edition of the NEAs (Instagram/NEA)

Album of the Year

Outside (Burna Boy)

Hottest Single of the Year

Legbegbe (Mr Real)

Alternative Artist of the Year

Adekunle Gold

Diaspora/International Artist of the Year


Best New Act

Small Doctor

Most Promising Act to Watch


Trailblazer Artist of the Year

Duncan Mighty

Freshvibes Artist of the Year


Music Producer of the Year


Best Music Video of the Year (Director)

Prodigeezy– This is Nigeria (Falz)

African Male Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian)


African Female Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian)

Victoria Kimani

Best DJ Single

DJ ECool ft Davido (Ada)

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