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AfriQtalk, Ras Kimono, Iktune Ny and Others wins award at the 2012 NPA USA Annual Summit

The 2nd edition of the Nigerian Promoters Association USA Entertainment Awards 2012 was held in AYVA  Center, Houston, Texas, May 25-27. The event was  filled with distinguished Nigerian celebrities, artists, models and ex-crowned beauties with a night of comedy and entertainment. The after party was hosted by Princess Belemzy at Face 2 Lounge, while the pre-award party was held at Zanzibar Lounge, Saturday May 26, 2012. Some of the award winners in attendance were  legendary Ras Kimono, Princess Asha okojie, Chisom Orgi, Emma Agu, Kenny Kay, Bolaji Dawodu, Eva Banks and Princess Belemzy.  (See full list below).

NPA Annual summit is an annual meeting of Entertainment Administrators who are members and non-members of NPA, such as; promoters, music producers, event planners, record label companies, Artiste managers, Deejays, Entertainment media personalities, film producers, fashion designers, Arts, sports e.t.c., coming together to share ideas and deliberate thoroughly on how to better improve the standard of Pan African Entertainment industry particularly in the North America.

NPA ENTERTAINMENT AWARD WINNERS

    CATEGORIES                                                                   WINNERS

1.         BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY                                Princess Asha Okojie

2.         BEST COLLABORATION                                        Kenny Kay

3.         BEST NEW ACT OF THE YEAR                            A Cue

4.         BEST GOSPEL MUSICIAN                                       Chisom Orji

5.         INDIGENOUS ARTIST OF THE YEAR     Yinka “Mr. Somebody” Quadri

6.         BEST R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR                       Koleurz

7.         BEST DEEJAY OF THE YEAR (U.S.A)                Dj Donn

8.         BEST COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR                         Seyi Brown

9.         BEST FEMALE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR    Titi Lo’kei

10.      BEST NEXT RATED ARTIST                                   Popasay

11.       BEST MALE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR         Dking Rokan

12.       BEST POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR                         Gloria Maduka

13.       BEST AFRO HIPHOP ARTIST                                Maxpain

14.       BEST MALE ACT OF THE YEAR                          Oshine

15.       BEST RAP ARTIST OF THE YEAR                        Doggext

16.       BEST GOSPEL INSTRUMENTALIST                   Kelvin Najite

17.       BEST PROMOTER OF THE YEAR                         Adewole Lipede

18.       BEST ENT. PHOTOGRAPHER                              Trendy Africa

19.       ENT. PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR                   Emma Agu

20.       BEST MOVIE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR          Evalonia Banks

21.       BEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR                                  Pascal Atuma

22.       BEST ACTRESS OF THE YEAR                             Chisom OZ’ lee

23.       BEST MOVIE DIRECTOR                                        Oliver Mbamara

24.       BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR                                  Jj Bunny-This is  Houston

25.       BEST ENT. BLOG SITE OF THE YEAR                Coscanino-Underdarock

26.       BEST ENT. WEBSITE OF THE YEAR                   Emma Agu-Iktune

27.       BEST MUSIC SINGLE                                               SLV

28.       BEST FEMALE MODEL OF THE YEAR                Eeefy Ike

29.       BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL ACT                       Cola Man

30.       BEST INDIGENOUS INSTRUMENTALIST          Bunmi Omega

31.       BEST FEMALE ACT OF THE YEAR                       Naira

32.       BEST PARTY PROMOTER OF THE YEAR            Princess Belemzy

33.       BEST FASHION DESIGNER                                    Kachi Designs

34.       BEST INTERNATIONAL MUSIC ACT                   Naeto C

35.  BEST INT’L NOLLYWOOD ACT                                  Funke Akindele

36.  BEST PROMOTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR       Emaginethat Entertainment

NPA HONORS HOUSTON 2012

1.  ACHIEVEMENT AWARD                         LANRE ARABA

2.  ACHIEVEMENT AWARD                         BOLAJI DAWODU

3.  ACHIEVEMENT AWARD                         RAS KIMONO

4.  ACHIEVEMENT AWARD                         BOLAJI AMUSAN

5.  HUMANITARIAN AWARD                      MARION AMANAMBU

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Press Release – Nigerian Promoters Association Annual Summit May 25th -27th, 2012, Houston, TX

NPA Annual summit is an annual meeting of Entertainment Administrators who are members and non-members of NPA, such as; promoters, music producers, event planners, record label companies, Artiste managers, Deejays, Entertainment media personalities, film producers, fashion designers, Arts, sports e.t.c., coming together to share ideas and deliberate thoroughly on how to better improve the standard of Pan African Entertainment industry particularly in the North America as a one point agenda by the year 2020. In addition, it should be categorically noted therefore, that the Nigerian promoters Association is not politically oriented and will not give room to be politically influenced by any politician or political party as the case may be.

THE NPA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS

The NPA 2012 event is planned to be bigger and better holding in Houston Texas U.S.A., from the 25th to 27th of MAY, 2012, of the “Memorial weekend”. The NPA Entertainment Awards is an event to recognize, to celebrate and to further promote the African entertainment exponents based in the United States of America and in Diaspora.

This way more talents will be discovered because of the competition it will definitely create, while the already discovered talents will also have reason to do better to remain relevant in the industry.

NETWORKING VISION

The NPA event is designed to create networking platform where attendees with various ideas will meet and share great ideas among each other. To also preserve African cultural heritage. An Entertainment platform to exhibit and promote various works to both locals and Africans in the United States of America, thus broadening networking beyond boarders business wise and defining new markets for creative arts and Entertainment business.

– Open more entertainment business opportunity to business owners in Africa that are out for partnership with investors in the United States of America.

– A platform to show case African talents and multi cultural diversity to the world at large.

NPA ENTERTAINMENT AWARD CATEGORIES 7 NOMINEES 2012

BEST COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS

Mr. Flint ft Edrino- Bami Jo Baby

A cue ft Oxygen2- Moti Moje

in Houston , TX T-Money ft Tekkno – Waka Waka Girl

Max Pain ft. K-Solo – Waa Tee Eh

Kenny Kay ft MC Skillz-Nigerian Girl

Cap B ft YQ-Workaholic

BEST MUSIC SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Tmoney Jasi1time – I am dagrin

Kenny Kay-Nigerian Girl

Tolu Playar- Halleluya

SLV-Fayawood

Titi-Lokei-Buss my brain

Mr. Flint ft Edrino- Bami Jo Baby

BEST NEW ACT OF THE YEAR

Rukus

Mateo Vic

Kenny Kay

Doggext

SLV

A cue

BEST GOSPEL MUSICIAN

Tahila Praise

Falu phalu

Kate Igodo

Chisom Orji

BEST INDIGENOUS ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Dking Rokan

Melloh Melodious

Dele Thomas

Latunde Silver

Yinka “Mr. Somebody” Quadri

Prince Afolabi a.k.a Oba Ara

BEST R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Rotimi

Meaku

SLV

Koleurz

BEST DEEJAY OF THE YEAR (U.S.A)

DJ Donn

DJPhemster

DJ Obi

DJ Fineboy

DJ Shinski

 BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL ACT

Popasay

Julian Abey

Fa raw

Cola Man

BEST FEMALE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Titi Lokei-Buss my brain

Gloria Maduka-Illusion

Nenna Yvonne-Go around Remix

Naira-Ink Dreaming

BEST NEXT RATED ARTIST

Gloria Maduka

Oshine

SLV

Naira

Tmoney

Popasay

BEST PROMOTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

TribeX Entertainment

Townkrier Entertainment

Ovacommedia

Princess Belemzy Entertainment

Emaginethat Entertainment

Backhome Productions

BEST COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR

Seyi Brown

Pascal Atuma

Nwamilele

Michael Blackson

MC PC Polycarp

BEST MALE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Tolu Playar-Halleluya

Tmoney-Iam Dagrin

Dking Rokan ft Seinde Jo-Ori

Kenny Kay ft MC Skillz-Nigerian Girl

Mateo Vic-Cinderella

SLV-Fayawood

BEST POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Nenna Yvonne

Eno Will

Ajah Onuh

Gloria Maduka

Tolumide

BEST AFRO HIPHOP ARTIST

Tolu Playar

Maxpain

A-cue

Kenny Kay

Oshine

DSP

BEST MALE ACT OF THE YEAR

Oshine

Tolu Playar

DSP Oyinloye

Kenny Kay

SLV

A-cue

BEST FEMALE ACT OF THE YEAR

Naira

Nenna Yvonne

Gloria Maduka

Titi Lokei

Qslimz

Koleurz

BEST RAP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

iLLmyk

Tmoney

Doggext

Cap B

Naira

Qslimz

BEST GOSPEL INSTRUMENTALIST

Abraham Ogunlade

Onome Ovwori

Najite

Agboola Shadare

Vic ‘Mr VSAX’ Oyedeji

BEST ENT. PHOTOGRAPHER

Bode Ojo-Golden Icons

Rasheed Handsome-(HON)

Tunde Majek-Tmaj Photo

Chucks-Media 5 Photographer

Trendy Africa

BEST PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Harrison Nwozo

Igwe “Ciba”

Olumide Anjorin

Anderson Obiagwu

Adewole Lipede

Bolaji Dawodu

BEST MOVIE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Chisom Oz lee

Pascal Atuma

Jj Bunny

Oliver Mbamara

Eva Banks

Papa Gee

BEST PARTY PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Nkem Oji-Emaginethat Entertainment

Princess Belemzy Entertainment

Vogue Entertainment Group

Shekpe Knights Entertainment

Bolaji Dawodu World Audience Promotions

Yaz Ibekwe-Townkrier Entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Harrison Nwozo

Emma Agu

Tiwa Works

Marion Amanambu

Lanre Araba

Izzy Obayagbona

BEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Pascal Atuma

Chet Anekwe

Rasaq Adoti

Oliver Mbamara

Hakeem Kae Kazim

Valentine Ekweanua

BEST ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Chisom Oz lee

Jj Bunny

Seun Maduka

Determined Merlisa

Dee Dabira

Eva Banks

BEST MOVIE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Oliver Mbamara

John Uche

George Kalu

Boyce Uboh

Pascal Atuma

Stanley Chinedu

BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR

This is Houston-Jj Bunny

Okoto the Messenger-Pascal Atuma

The return of spade-Oliver Mbamara

Culture TV Series-Oliver Mbamara

BEST INT’L NOLLYWOOD ACT

Funke Akindele

Ini Edo

Mike Ezuronye

Uche Jumbo

Kunle Afolayan

John Dumelo

BEST ENT. WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

Mixmasterbrown-Afrijamz

Ike Orizu-Trusport

Peter Uko-Afrogist.Tv

Emma Agu-Iktune.com

BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY

Harriet T.Arokoyu-AMC-TV

Nikky Roberts-Talk Time Africa

Lamin & Lamide-Sound of Africa

Elizabeth Amani-Lizmani.com

Princess Asha Okojie-Afriqtalk

BEST ENT. BLOG SITE OF THE YEAR

Afriqplace.com

Notjustok.com

Underdarock

Golden Icons

Naijaprince Entertainment

Trendy Africa

BEST FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Kachi Designs

Estella Couture

Afrik Couture

Chianu Int’l Fashion

MO’CO’LATEE Fashions

BEST INDIGENOUS INSTRUMENTALIST

Bunmi Omega

Kolade Oyediran

Laja Gbadegesin

Dele Thomas

Isahia Arijo

Alli Mohammed

BEST FEMALE MODEL OF THE YEAR

Nnena Agba

Tracy O’bonna

Kemi Shade

Eeefy Ike

Venessa Obonna

BEST INTERNATIONAL MUSIC ACT

Iceprince-Nigeria

Naeto C-Nigeria

  MO Eazy-United Kingdom

  Cola Man-Austria

Jjc Skillz-United Kingdom

ATL Host Nigerian Promoters Association 2nd Annual Summit!

Atlanta is set to host  Nigerian Promoters Association 1st business award summit (NPA) This event is planned to be unique and huge. Bringing celebrities around the world, and guess who is coming to town?  Belgian’s Music Billboard top 10, pop recording artist, Silvy De Bie with the group Sylver.

The Annual summit is an annual meeting of Nigerian Entertainment exponents coming together to meet and deliberate thoroughly on how to better improve the standard of the Nigerian Arts and Entertainment industry as a one point agenda by the year 2015.

While the Arts and Entertainment Business Awards is to recognize, celebrate and to further promote the Nigerian Arts and Entertainment exponents based in the United States of America and in the Diaspora and to preserve Nigerian cultural heritage by providing a space for Business opportunities.

EVENT INFO

FRIDAY–(DAY 1)
MEET & GREET MIXER
(Pool Party Affair)
(Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport)
1900 Sullivan Road Atlanta GA 30337
Date: September 2nd, 2011
Time: 8.00pm-11.00pm

SATURDAY–(DAY 2)
NPA 2ND ANNUAL SUMMIT MEETING
Date: September 3rd, 2011
Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm
Dress code: Corporate & Classy

TOPIC
How Nigerian & African artistes can get Published & Publishing money in America.
Hosted by: Femi Ojetunde, Grammy Chapter Atlanta, ASACP Publishing, BMI Publishing, Entertainment Lawyers, Artists
Speaker: Manuel Seal Jr
* Entertainment Business 101 Discussion Panel
Time: 4.00pm-5.00pm
Hosted by: Bishop A.
Speaker: Taiwo Lawrence

MOVIE PREMIERE
Comedy Movie ( Okoto the Messenger)
Produced by: Pascal Atuma
SEPT 3RD, 2011
(Movie Premiere & After-Party)
Time: 9.00pm-11.00pm
* After-Party—Time: 11.00pm-3.00am

SUNDAY–(DAY 3)
PRE-AWARD PRESENTATION
Red Carpet photo shoot/Media
Date: September 4th, 2011
Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm
SEPT 4TH, 2011
(Award Ceremony & After-Party)
AWARD PRESENTATION
Date: September 4th, 2011
Time: 8.00pm-11.00pm

FAREWELL PARTY—Time: 11.00pm-3.00am
Dress Code: Upscale, Classy Native wear, GQ & Sexy

OTHER EVENTS
* Artists Showcase
*Respect The Dee Jay BBQ & Pool Party
* Dee Jay Battle
*Fashion Showcase

For tickets visit http://wwwnpa.ticketleap.com/npa-awards-atlanta-2011/. An experience you don’t want to miss! Africa Let’s Go! or visit: www.npa-usa.com for more information.