Nominations for the fourth edition of the Nigerian Events Awards UK finally open on Friday.
The NEAUK Awards popularly known as the NEAs were founded in August 2012 by me and my close friend Lady Vanessa Oluwole. We were at another Awards event and got talking bout the hard work being carried out by MCs, DJs and other vendors who work hard behind the scene of major events, weddings and partied – those that rarely get seen and mostly unappreciated. The idea of the NEAs to celebrate and honour these highly skilled and talented men and women was born.
The first edition of the awards held in May 2013 at the London Docklands hotel and now in its fourth year, has become one of the highest anticipated and most prestigious Awards events in the UK/Nigerian community with partipants coming from as far away as Manchester, Leeds, Luton and Birmingham.
Past winners of the NEA include DJ KC (Outstanding DJ 2014), Abi Mega Plus (Outstanding Live Band 2015), DJA Media (Outstanding Events Marketer 2015) PoshnSparkles (Events Decorator 2014) OlaBella (Outstanding Kiddies Entertainer 2013) Olamint Productions (Outstanding Videographer 2014) Wotever Cakes Outstanding Cake Designer 2015) Dele Achiever (Outstanding Live Band 2013) Akpos Ogagbe (Outstanding Comedian 2015)
Iconic Musician Jide Chord was awarded a Special Recognition Award for his contribution to the UK Nigerian Events in 2015 while the s ame Award was presented to Deejay Abass in 2014.
Awards categories for this years event are:
1 Outstanding Nigerian DJ
2 Outstanding MC/Events Host
3 Outstanding Nigerian Events Organiser
4 Outstanding Nigerian Events Marketer/PR Company
5 Outstanding Nigerian Events Venue Decorator
6 Outstanding Nigerian Live Band/Live Performer
7 Outstanding Nigerian Kiddies Parties Entertainer
8 Outstanding Nigerian Events Show (TV or Online)
9 Outstanding Nigerian Events Support Services Vendor (transportation, equipment hire etc)
10 Outstanding Nigerian Event 2015
11 Outstanding Nigerian Photographer
12 Outstanding Nigerian Videographer
13 Outstanding Nigerian Caterer
14 Outstanding Nigerian Cakes Designer
15 Outstanding Nigerian Balloon Decorator
16 Outstanding Nigerian fashion and fashion accessories designer (tailors, costumiers, jewelleries/beads designers, gele, shoes & bags etc)
17 Outstanding Nigerian Make Up Artist
18 Outstanding Nigerian Comedian
19 Outstanding Events Industry Entrepreneur
Special Recognition for Contribution to the UK/Nigerian Events Industry – (Founders choice).
This years Award Presentation and dinner will take place on Sunday the 29th of May in London.
Further details about the NEA UK can be found on our website www.nigerianeventswards.co.uk or our Facebook page @NEA UK.