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Sydney Talker, Mr Macaroni, Bovi, Taaooma, Broda Shaggi and Josh2Funny score nominations at NET Honours 2021

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The nominees for the 2021 Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) Honours People’s Choice Awards have been announced ahead of the main ceremony on 20 June. Singer Simi leads this year’s nominations with six, followed by Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy who have four nominations each. Bovi, Sydney Talker, Mr Macaroni, Taaooma, Broda Shaggi and Josh2Funny scored a nomination each in the “Most Popular Comedian” category.

“NET Honours is unique because it is solely based on online audience engagement data that was recorded by Netng and its sister platforms for the year,” ID Africa CEO Femi Falodun said. “The diversity of categories and nominees paints a good picture of the personalities and conversations that Nigeria’s youth population truly cares about. These are useful insights for brands and businesses trying to understand consumer behaviour, media trends and pop culture.”

Organised by the ID Africa-owned Netng news organisation, the awards celebrate top performers in Nigeria’s entertainment space. The organisers say the scheme is based on engagement from more than 8 million internet users on websites, social media and email newsletter channels of Netng and its affiliates including Neusroom, 234Star and Orin.

This year’s awards will follow a digital format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will recognise 100 achievers in 25 categories, including newly introduced categories that will honour the most played Nigerian songs. Works released between June 2020 and May 2021 were considered, and the winners will be announced via the Netng’s official website(link is external) and social media platforms.

Below are all the nominees:

Most Popular Musician (Male)

  • Fela
  • Wizkid
  • Adekunle Gold
  • 2Baba
  • Davido
  • Falz

Most Popular Musician (Female)

  • Seyi Shay
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Yemi Alade
  • Waje
  • Simi

Most Searched Musician (Male)

  • Burna Boy
  • Wizkid
  • Olamide
  • Phyno
  • Davido
  • Ajebo Hustlers

Most Searched Musician (Female)

  • Teni
  • Seyi Shay
  • Simi
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Nissi

Most Played Song (Pop)

  • ‘Duduke’ by Simi 
  • ‘Godly’ by Omah Lay
  • ‘Fem’ by Davido
  • ‘The Best’ by Davido ft. Mayorkun 
  • ‘Woman’ by Rema

Most Played Song (R&B)

  • ‘Body Hot’ by T.U.C ft. BemiSoul
  • ‘Away’ by Ayra Starr
  • ‘Running To You’ by Chike ft. Simi
  • ‘Smile’ by Wizkid ft. H.E.R
  • ‘Pami’ by DJ Tunez ft. Wizkid, Adekunle Gold & Omah Lay

Most Played Song ( Hip Hop)

  • ‘Zoom’ by Cheque
  • ‘Know You’ by Ladi Poe ft. Simi
  • ‘Loading’ by Olamide ft. Bad Boy Timz
  • ‘KPK (Ko Por Ke)’ by Rexxie ft. Mohbad
  • ‘Lagos Anthem’ by Zlatan

Most Played Song (Street Hop)

  • ‘Cash App’ by Bella Shmurda ft. Zlatan & Lincoln 
  • ‘Abule’ by Patoranking
  • ‘High Way’ by DJ Kaywise ft. Phyno
  • ‘KPK (Ko Por Ke)’ by Rexxie ft. Mohbad
  • ‘Lagos Anthem’ by Zlatan

Most Played Song (Alternative)

  • ‘High Way’ by DJ Kaywise ft. Phyno
  • ‘Damages’ by Tems 
  • ‘Way Too Big’ by Burna Boy
  • ‘Jerusalema (Remix)’ by Master KG ft. Nomcebo Zikode & Burna Boy
  • ‘Wonderful’ by Burna Boy

Most Searched Actor

  • Aremu Afolayan
  • Jim Iyke
  • Yul Edochie
  • Kunle Afolayan
  • Chimezie Imo

Most Popular Actor

  • Richard Mofe-Damijo
  • Alex Ekubo
  • Efa Iwara
  • Timini Egbuson
  • Swanky JKA

Most Popular Actress

  • Funke Akindele
  • Ini Edo
  • Genevieve Nnaji
  • Venita Akpofure
  • Sharon Ooja

Most Popular Media Personality (Male)

  • Tobi Bakre
  • Do2dtun
  • Hero Daniels
  • Ebuka
  • Denola Grey

Most Popular Media Personality (Female)

  • Toke Makinwa
  • Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi
  • Nancy Isime
  • Bolanle Olukanni
  • Chigul
  • Hilda Baci

Most Popular Foreign Celebrity (Male) 

  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Paul Pogba
  • Idris Elba
  • Lionel Messi
  • Lil Baby
  • Lee Min Ho

Most Popular Foreign Celebrity (Female)

  • Rihanna
  • Cardi B
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Beyonce
  • Becky G

Most Popular People

  • Mercy Eke
  • Mike Edwards
  • Ibidunni Ighodalo
  • Tacha Akide
  • Atiku Abubakar
  • FK Abudu

Most Popular Event

  • The Headies
  • Nigerian Idol
  • MTN Yello Star
  • BBNaija
  • The Voice

Most Popular Comedian

  • Bovi
  • Sydney Talker
  • Mr Macaroni
  • Taaooma
  • Broda Shaggi
  • Josh2Funny

 Most Popular Couple

  • Adesua Etomi and Banky W
  • Simi and Adekunle
  • Funke Akindele and JJC
  • Neo and Vee
  • Ibrahim Suleiman and Linda Ejiofor

Most Popular Big Brother Naija Star

  • Laycon
  • Nengi
  • Kiddwaya
  • Vee
  • Lilo
  • Erica

Most Searched Actress

  • Regina Daniels
  • Moji Afolayan
  • Orisabunmi
  • Tamara Eteimo
  • Funke Akindele

Most Searched Media Personality

  • Toke Makinwa
  • Joro Olumofin
  • Tunde Ednut
  • Nancy Isime

Most Searched Person

  • Israel Adesanya
  • Bose Ogulu
  • Temi Otedola
  • FK Abudu
  • Tacha Akide
  • Rinu Oduala

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