Nollywood Superstar Funke Akindele (Jenifa) to co-host 2011 NEA

NEW YORK, NY – Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards) is proud to announce that Funke Akindele will be gracing the stage this year as a co-host alongside Nigerian top comedian Julius Agwu. Nigeria Entertainment Awards will be taking place September 2nd to the 5th in New York City.

Funke Akindele has been in over 50 major films over a 10 year period including award winning hit movies like JENIFA, and with her latest hit movie; “Omo Ghetto”. Funke Akindele is a growing icon in the ever progressive, booming movie industry in Nigeria often referred to as Nollywood. Not only is she a renowned actress, but Akindele is a producer and director. This multi-talented star is the perfect face of NEA, displaying versatility that will be honored during a weekend filled with art, music, film and pride.

The Sixth Annual NEA Awards scheduled for Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 5:00pm at the Sharp Theater of the Symphony Space in New York. This year’s nominees highlight new and young talents that are destined to shape the future of African Entertainment with nominees spanning throughout Africa.  Artists receiving multiple nominations this year include Asa, Naeto C, Banky W, MI, Don Jazzy, Ice Prince and Olamide.

Over 5,000 registered voters continue to log in votes daily for their favorite entertainers. Voting is online at our website ( or via mobile phones (www.nigeriaentawards/mobilevote) and runs through August 27, 2011.

As the producers of the award show continue to unveil details of this year’s lineup of events for the NEAs, they advise fans to stay up to date by following the NEA on Twitter @NEAAwards, ‘Like’ the Facebook page and regularly visit the blog for more info and stories.

Trendy Africa is an official media partner to NEA.

Photo 1 – Funke Akindele by Shola Animashaun

photo 2 – Julius Agwu (R), Tosan Aduayi by Trendy Africa Media
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