Ghanaian rap artist Sarkodie and his official DJ, Michael Mensah popularly known as DJ Mensah have been nominated in the 2016 Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
With an overwhelmingly impressive penetration into the Nigerian music industry and his authority on the continent, Sarkodie secured two nominations including the African Male Artist (Non Nigerian / Africa) and a joint nomination with Masterkraft and Flavour for Best Collaboration hit single Finally.
This is not the first time the CEO of SarkCess Music has been nominated for the African Male Artist (Non Nigerian/Africa) category. He secured nominations in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He won the award in 2012 beating stiff competition.
DJ Mensah also secured a nomination in the African(Non Nigerian) Disc Jockey. He comes face to face with 5 others including country mate DJ Vyrusky.
Other Ghanaian nominees in this year’s Nigerian Entertainment Awards include Stonebwoy, Efya, MzVee and Bisa K.Dei.
The NEAs is an annual award ceremony with primary objective of recognizing the contributions of Nigerian and African Entertainers.
The award ceremony, in its 11th year, is not only focused on recognizing Nigerian entertainers but also highlight Nigerians who continue to make an impact in our immediate communities in Nigeria or extended communities in the diaspora.
The 2016 NEAs will be held on September 4th, 2016 in New York City, during the labor day weekend.
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