Top Nigerian celebrities and TV personalities were in New York City for the 12th Nigerian Entertainment Awards, hosted by Emma Nyra.
Popular reality show Big Brother Naija bagged was named Best TV Show of the Year. The series, based on the Endemol Shine Group format, was renewed recently for a third season.
Big Brother Naija kicked off its run season in January, a decade after its first, on DSTV channel 198 and GOtv Plus channel 29. The season lasted for 78 days and contestant Efe Ejeba won the grand prize of N25m and a new SUV.
Other award winners included lifestyle TV presenter Seyitan, of RedTV’s The Sauce, who was named Best TV Presenter of the Year at the event, on November 25. Seyitan stepped into the media world 10 years ago, starting up as an intern at Channels TV and Inspiration FM in 2007 and 2008, respectively.
After obtaining a degree in international broadcast journalism at Birmingham City University, she moved to Arise TV in London as a news manager and later became a production manager for Play Center Nigeria before joining UBA’s Red TV.
Best Lead Role in TV went to Oreka Godis for her part in TV drama Our Best Friend’s Wedding. The series ran on Red TV from January to April. Asides being an actress, Godis also works as a presenter, writer and producer for TV and radio.
The Nigerian Entertainment Awards is an annual entertainment award show held in the US, with the aim of celebrating the efforts of entertainers who have made contributions to the African entertainment industry, while promoting the image and rich culture of Nigeria.