African Entertainment Legend Awards
The wait is over; the most anticipated nominees list for the 2017 African Entertainment Legend Awards [AELA] is out. Join the decision makers to choose who gets what at this year’s edition as we look forward to the opening of the official voting portal.
AFRICAN BEST MUSIC PRODUCER
This is a non- voting category open to any music producer within Africa that has produced undeniable hits songs within the year and categorized as the best music production.
Selebobo [Nig] Kaywa [GH] Young Jonn [Nig] DJ Breezy [GH] Dr Fizol [Uganda] Kiddominant [NIG] Tud Thomas[Tanzania ] Tweezy [SA] Masterkraft [NIG]
AFRICAN DJ [Disc Jockey] OF THE YEAR
This is a voting category open to a male or female DJ in Africa with a voting percentage of (50% public decision and 50% panelist judgement).
Dj Xclusive [Nigeria] Dj Kalonje [Kenya] Dj Black Cofee [South Africa] Dj Spinall [Nigeria] Dj Ommy [Tanzania] Dj Nyce [Ghana] Dj Lambo [Nigeria]
AFRICAN GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
This is a faith base category of award open to either male or female gospel artiste nominated for an outstanding gospel song of the year. This will be decided by fans across Africa under a voting process.
Ada – Only You
Joe Mettle x Luigi Maclean – Bo Noo Ni
Steve Crown – All The Glory
Frank Edwards- Miracle Rain
Onos Ariyo – Jehovah Ebenezer
Nosa x Nathaniel Bassey – Most High
FAST RISING ARTIST
This is a voting category open to any male or female artiste of any music genre for a single ,EP or album released physically or digitally within the year .
BEST COLLABORATION [AFRICA]
This is an album or single released physically or digitally within the year,and must feature two or more artistes. This category is 100% public decision through voting.
Fally Ipupa x Booba – Kinane [Congo] Diamond Platnumz x Tiwa Savage – Fire [Tanzanie/Nig] Davido x Nasty C – Coolest kid in Africa [Nig/SA] Runtown x Sarkodie –Painkiller [Nig/Ghana] C4 Pedro x Sautisol – Love again [Angola/Kenya] Illbliss x Runtown – I can’t hear you [Nig] Wizkid x Drake – Come Closer [Nig/ USA] Phyno x Wande – Zamo Zamo [Nig] Babe Wodumo x Mampinsta –Wololo [SA]
DANCEHALL ACT OF THE YEAR
This is a voting category for the dancehall song of the year by a male or female artiste and must be a single, EP or album released physically or digitally within the year.
Shatta Wale – Baby [GH] Buffalo Souljah – [Zimbabwe] Patoranking x wizkid – This kind love [Nig] Timaya x Phyno x Olamide – Telli Person [Nig] Stonebwoy- Come from far [GH]
AELA HIT SONG OF THE YEAR
This is a voting category open to a male or female artiste in Africa with a voting percentage of (50% public decision and 50% panelist judgment).
DJ Xclusive x Timaya – Vibrate [Nigeria] Toofan – Terre [Togo] Davido – If [Nigeria] Fally IPupa – Eloko Iyo [Congo] Phyno x Wande – Zamo zamo
Mafikizolo – Love potion [SA] Diamond Platumz x Tiwa savage – Fire [Tanzania] Runtown – Mad over you [Nigeria] Cassper Nyovest – Tito Mboweni [SA] Wande Coal – Iskaaba [Nigeria]
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Best Music Video is a category of award dedicated and geared to celebrate creativity in the visual expression of the director of the music video. With a voting percentage of (50% public decision and 50% panelist judgment).
Love Potion – Mafikizolo [ SA] Tilapia – Mr.Eazi [Ghana] Davido x Nasty C – Coolest kid in Africa [Nig/SA] Victoria Kimani x Donald – Fade Away [Kenya/South Africa] Simi – Joromi [NIG] Ponmile – Reminisce [Nig] Yemi Alade – Chraliee [Nig] Fally Ipupa – Eloko Iyo [ Congo]
AFRICAN BEST FILM DIRECTOR
This is a voting category open to a male or female film director in Africa with a voting percentage of 50% public decision and 50% panelist judgement
Pascal Amanfo [GH] Robert Peters [Nig] Amartei Armar [GH/USA] Kofi Asamoah [GH] Toca Macbaror [Nig] Kemi Adetiba [Nig] Janneh Mohammed [Sierra Leone]
BEST ACT IN A COMEDY MOVIE, SERIES OR DRAMA (MALE & FEMALE)
This is a voting category for the funniest character in a comedy movie, Series, short film or drama.
Angela Okorie – We love to steal [NIg] Toyin Abraham – Alakada [NIG] Nala Dunker- House Help [Uganda] Bismark Nii Odoi- Rosemary [GH] Queen Nwokoye – House of Israel [Nig] Basorge Tariah Jnr – Dogood [Nig] Shaffy Bello- Hire a Man
Beverly Osu – Rosemary [NIG] Umar Krupp – Mufty’s Dairy [GH]
MOVIE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Here are the nominees for Best movie producer. This is a non-voting category for the Movie producer of the year under this category.
Emirror Film Production – [GH] Ifan Ifeanyi Michael – [Nig] Daniel Edah -Deo Studios – [Ghana] Zainab Sheriff- [SIERRA LEONE] Iyabo Ojo- [Nig] Biola Alabi [Nig]
AFRICAN BEST CINEMAS FILM
This is a voting category for the best cinemas film in Africa with a voting percentage of (50% public decision and 50% panelist judgement).
Lotanna The Movie [NIG] 93 days [NIG] 10 Days in Sun City [NIG] What goes around [KENYA] The amendment [GH] Wedding Party [NIG] Banana island ghost [NIG]
BEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR (AFRICA)
Here are the outstanding nominees for Actor of the year award. This is a voting category open to an actor in a movie, Series or drama.
Patrick Ndlovu [SA] Femi Jacob [Nig] John Dumelo [GH] Alex Ekubo [Nig] Eddie Watson [GH] Yul Edochie [NIG]
BEST ACTRESS OF THE YEAR (AFRICA)
Here are the outstanding nominees for the best Actress of the year. This is a voting category open to an actress in a movie, Series or drama
Joyce Skefu [GH] Jackie Appiah [GH] Adesua Etomi [Nig] Nana Akua Addo [GH] Omotola Jalade Ekehinde [Nig] Zynell Zuh [GH] Toyin Abraham [Nig] Mercy Johnson [Nig] Martha Ankomah [GH]
FAST RISING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
This is a voting category open to a fast rising actress in the motion picture industry, must have played a lead role or supporting role in a movie, Series or drama
Ella Mensa [GH] Princess Shyngle [Gambia] Tayo Sobola [NIG] Regina Van-Helvert [GH] Philipa Nahas [Sierra Leone] Beverly Osu [Nig] Xandykamel [GH] Serwaa Opoku Addo [GH] Nancy Isime [NIG]
FAST RISING ACTOR OF THE YEAR.
This is a voting category open to a fast rising actor in the motion picture industry, must have played a lead role or supporting role in a movie, Series or drama
Godwin Namboh [GH] Blossom chukwujekwu [Nig] Jose Tolbert [Liberia] Abdul Lateef Adedimeji [Nig] Atto Erick [GH] Abayomi Alvin [NIG] Biko Nyongesa [KENYA]
BEST RED CARPET DRESS & PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
This is one of the most sort after category of the evening, personalities in this category are fashion slayers at any red carpet event. It is a 50% voting and 50% panelist judgement.
Pearl Thusi [SA] Nana Akua Addo [GH] Rukky Sanda [NIG] Beverly Naya
Jackie Appiah [GH] Lerato Kganyago
Funke Akindele [NIG]
COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR
This is a voting category of award for an outstanding nominee so deserving of the comedian of the year.
Anne Kansiime [Uganda] Woli Arole [Nig] MC Kapale [Uganda] FunnyBone [Nig] Kofi Adu [GH] Kenny Blaq [Nig]
FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
This is a voting category of a 50% public voting and 50% panelist judgement. These nominees across Africa are outstanding fashion designers who has contributed to the development of the fashion industry in thier country and Africa.
Nuellafrik designs [NIG] Sima Brew [ GH] Scalo by Sell Medfuipe [SA] SB Couture [NIG] MXDN (Benin Republic)
Joan Anguni [Angola] Toyin Lawani [NIG] Duaba Serwaa [GH] A1 Clothings [NIG]
ENTERTAINMENT TV STATION OF THE YEAR
This Television stations were critically nominated under strict process by the panelist, here are the entertainment stations of the year local and cable. It is a non-voting category.
Joy Prime [GH] Soundcity [Nig] GH0ne [GH] Ebonylife TV [Nig] Ontv [Nig] HipTv [Nig]
ENTERTAINMENT RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
This radio stations across Africa were critically nominated under strict process by the panelist, here are the entertainment stations of the year local and cable. It is a non-voting category
Pluzz Fm [GH] Naija FM 102.7 FM
Hitz FM [GH] Classic FM 97.3
Live 919FM [GH ] Brilla 88.9 FM
Wazobia 95.1 FM
BEST MODEL OF THE YEAR [MALE & FEMALE CATEGORY]
This is a voting category for the Africa’s model of the year. Could be a male or female.
Bernard Effiong [Nig] Toyin Oyeneye [Nig] Marlon Pacheco [Angola] Kwen Maye [SA] Esther Araba Sey [GH] Emmanuel Ikubese [NIG] Ian Wordi [GH]
EMERGING MODEL OF THE YEAR [MALE & FEMALE CATEGORY]
This is a voting category for the emerging model of the year. Could be a male or female.
Ben Breaker [Tanzania] male
Abigail Owen [NIG] female
Staniel Ferreira [Guinea-Bissau] male
Ibukun Sammy [NIG] female
Adam Mukasa Gashegu [ Uganda] male
Clinton Samuel [GH] male
Vannessa David [NIG] female
BLOG SITE / SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR.
This is a voting category for the blog site and social media influencer of the year.
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR.
This is a non voting category for young men and women doing exploits in their various business venture.100% panelist decision.
Adekola Oluwatobi [TGC] Deniel Edah