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Friday, 6 November 2015

MAYA AWARDS UNVEILS NOMINEES




The award platform celebrates dynamic youths whose businesses, causes and activities have positive impacts on the society.
The pre-award activities and voting will commence in December and no stone will be left unturned to give Nigerian youths an awards event that will inspire them to do more.
The theme for this edition is INSPIRE. INFORM. REFORM 

·        Photography Brand of the year (Must have shown great dexterity in the field in the year under review considering content creativity and depth)

Lucci Photograpphy
Anuel Modebe Photography
Emagix Photography
Olere Photography
Demilade Photography
Obi Somto Photography
Shola Animashahun Photography
Kola Oshalusi Photography
TCD Photography

·        Reporter/Journalist of the year (Reputable and outstanding pen pusher, whose pages are well followed, based on dexterity at quality and not just quantity reportage.)

Ademola Olonilua (Punch)
Lanre Odukoya (New Telegraph)
Dayo Showemimo (The Net)
Joey Akan (The Pulse)
Segun Adebayo (Nigerian Tribune)
Adesola Ade-Unuigbe (Bella Naija)
Bunmi Mustapha (City people)


·        Fashion/ Label stylist (A label or stylist brand that is reputable for creating lasting designs. Considerations are creativity, designs, durability, and brands’ visibility)

Tiannah Styling
Mai Atafo
D'Ace Tailoring
Tayo Gabriel’s Styles
Yomi Casual
Tee Kay House of Fashion
Accost Collections
Swanky Jerry Stylist
Jane Michael

·        Entrepreneur (Male)

Tunde Ojo – Spring Hills Hotels
Tope Adedeji – Topside Lounge and Autos
Taofeek Olokodana – Simplicity Integrated Projects
Shina Abiola Peller – Aquila Group
Mike Essien - Hotels.ng
Pretty Mike - Club Uno
Hammed Olajuwon - HSO Travels Agency
Yemi Lawal – GQ Lounge and Energy services
Favour Essang – Dexterity Plus

·        Entrepreneur (Female)

Nike Fowowe – EMR group
Kasope Ladipo Ajai – OmoAlata.com
Toyin Lawani – Tiannah Styling
Uche Pedro – Bella Naija
Abiola Agbolade – Verenze Clothings
Iyabo Ojo – Fespris World
Theodora Omosande – Dril Spa
Funmi Rotiba – Special Travels & Tours
Biodun Okeowo – Victoria’s Beauty Lounge

·        2015 Young Person (A role model looked up to by an average of 5 million Nigerian youths based on his/her achievements in his/her field of play.)

Don Jazzy (Four Brand Endorsements in One Year)
Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (The Youngest Kabiyesi in Lagos)
Linda Ikeji (Owns The Most Valuable Blog In Nigeria)
Bayo Omoboriowo (Official Photographer to President Muhammed Buhari)
Funke Akindele (Most Endorsed Yoruba Actress Ever)
AY (Producer of The Most Talked about Movie In 2015 and the biggest comedy show in Nigeria)
Uche Pedro (The Founder Of Bellanaija, Bellaweddings & The Biggest Fashion Trend In Nigeria’s Owambe Circle, #Asoebibella)
Shina Peller (Runs the Most Talked About Night Club In West Africa)

·        Best Use Of Social Media

OloriSupergal
Craze Clown
Demo Pumpin
DemolaXpoze
Big Timi
AlutaEmir
Mr Cayana
The Pamilerin
Wofaifada

·        Instagram Hottie  / Fashionista

Gold @mzzdopeness
Tope @Luscious_Temi
Fanti @mizcurves
Ayo @ayokunmipepper
Cassandra @casseybabbey
Damilola @adorableDammie
Catherine @duchess_catherine1
Funmi @arewaawelewa
Sijuade @sijuadebella
Diva @divanexiee

·        Blog/Social website (A well updated website that has traffic, credibility and has a wide base of youths as readers)

thenet.ng
sirkenayo.net
pulse.ng
olorisupergal.com
onobello.com
kemifilani.com
blacksatino.com
mercyflawless.com
helenozor.com

·        Most Effective Youth Oriented Event (top notch event activated in the year under review that had a youth audience and reached out to youths via leisure, products or services)

Etisalat  Cliqfest
GT Cre8 by GTBank
Star Trek by Star Lager
Sprite Triple Slam
GLO Slide and Bounce
Lagos Countdown by Lagos State Gov’t

·        Dance Group

Anwajo Dancers
Xpandable Dancers
Cymbals Dance group
GGB Dance Crew
Xplicit Dancers

·        Radio Personality

KemiSmallz          - City FM
Mister Rain - Space FM
Mercy Ajisafe - Cool FM
Wale Ozolua - Beat FM
Honey Pot - Radio continental
TemiSlizz - Star FM
Nedu - Wazobia FM
Maria Okan - Beat FM
Rolake Bello - Fresh FM
Ajebo - Naija FM, Lagos

·        International Export 2015 (Nigeria based celebrity whose works are felt and followed across all continents of the world, selling out on platinum rates, performing at packed shows and winning laurels across foreign lands)

Davido
Kunle Afolayan
Bovi
BasketMouth
YemiAlade
Patoranking
Wizkid
AY

·        TV Personality – MALE (Nominees are picked based on their reach, fashion sense, societal standing and major activities in the year under review)

Blackie Namang - Pulse Tv
VJ Ehiz - MTV Base
VJ Adams - SoundCity
Femi Daniels - HIPTV
Akan - TVC
Tage Buldoza - Nigezie
Dele Fagboyo - AfMag Yoruba

·        TV Personality – FEMALE (Nominees are picked based on their reach, fashion sense, societal standing and major activities in the year under review)

Wofai – MITV
KieKie Adeaga - Goldmyne TV
Ayinke Dayo-Kujore -  Orisun Tv
Zainab Balogun – EbonyLife TV
Helen Paul – Jara
Daalaa – Ovation TV
Stephanie Coker – MTVBase

·        Entertainment Personality (Nominees are picked from careers such as Event Organizer, Club Rave Manager, Hypeman, Red Carpet Favorite, and more. These nominees influence entertainment waves in Nigeria)

UnRashon
OduaBoi
Alex Ozone
Kogbagidi
Noble Igwe
Bizzle Oshikoya
King Oba Royal
Jimmie Akinsola
Do2tun
Lanre Makun
Afolabi Oyekoya


·        International Promoter (Nominees must have created at least 1 major show to reach out and also promote Nigerian based entertainers, in the year under review)

1805 Entertainment (Malaysia)
Billy Que Entertainment (UK)
AG Entertainment (USA)
Fathia Entertainment (USA)
ORBIT Entertainment (UK)
BYNC Entertainment (China)
SMADE Promotions (UK)
OfHand Entertainment (CYPRUS)

·        Artiste Manager (A young talent manager that has helped a superstar under his/her management to maintain street credibility, commercial acceptance and a controversy free lifestyle)

Tobi Sanni - Ice Prince/ DJ Spinall.
Moyo Shomade - Reekado Banks/ Dammy Krane.
Taiye Aliyu - Yemi Alade.
Alex Okeke - Olamide & YBNL.
Ubi Franklin - Iyanya & MMMG.
Kamal Ajiboye - Davido/ Lola Rae.
Louiza Williams - Kiss Daniel/ Sugarboy
Eze - Patoranking

·        Youth Politician (A new school politician, serving or not serving, that has influence and large followership)

Hon. Dapo Lam Adesina - Fed. House of Reps.
Hon. Micheal Adeyemo - Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly.
Hon. Funmi Tejuoso - Lagos State House of Assembly.
Hon. Ibrahim Obanikoro - Lagos State House of Assembly hopeful.
Hon. Saheed Fijabi - Fed. House of Reps
Hon. Adijat Adeleye - Fmr. Member, Ogun State House of Assembly.
Hon. Temitope Olaleye Sugar - Fed. House of Reps

·        New Face of Start-up (Youngsters with a business drive that needs to be empowered. This category winner will be given a 100k grant to reinvest into business by the awards sponsor company)

Adedamola Edun - Simple Magazine
Laitan Alabi - Eolab Cakes
Segun Koleosho - Klux Prints
Hannah Owolabi - PerryMcqueen Boutique
Ayomide Dawodu – Ayomide Dawodu Films
Bisoye Oyeku - Luxury Avenue
Wole Sawe - Xquisit Ushers
Bola Solate - Public Faces Magazine/ M19 Ushers
Banke Hassan - HarbPlus

·        Music Video Vixen (Videos starred by the vixen mentioned).
Miss Fay - Sade by AdekunleGold.
Maureenish - Eleniyan by Reminisce / Sisi Eko by Subzilla/ Shoye by Kiss Daniel / Selfie by Selebobo.
MzColette -  Forever by Skuki / Karishika by Falz / Ife mi by Tolu / Igbeyawo by Oritsefemi.
Celina Wataz - Woju by Kiss Daniel / Harder by Praiz / WOY by Nedu / Bamidele Danagog / Raba by G worldwide.
Liquorse - Coco Banana by Ketchup / Ejeajo by Psquare / Bamijo by henry knight.
E4ma - Shekini by Psquare / Atewo by Zeez / Adaobi by Mavins / Aww by Di'Ja / Koba by Danagog.
Caxxie - Super Eagles by Solidstar / D’prince Twerk it / Dance Go by 2face & Wizkid.
Nawty Milly - Falila Ketan by Olamide
GoddessOfSkillz - Repete by Blackmagic / Goons mi by Olamide.


·        Creative Art Director

OsbaltGrafix
Uche Ugo
Abinibi
DeeCent Works
Mota Graphics
SYG Graphics
Pappintin
Asiko Artist
ME Graphics

·        2015 Man Of Style (A personality that millions of youths look up to for fashion ideas, colour blends and attire choices, who also comes out well a red carpet favourite of all times)

Ik Ogbonna
Shina Peller
Noble Igwe
Uche Nnaji
Praiz
Sexy Steel
Ebuka
Bryan Okwara

·        2015 Woman of Style (A personality that million of youths look up to for fashion ideas, colour blends and attire choices, who also comes out well a red carpet favourite of all times)

Eku Edewor
Mercy Aigbe
Dolapo Oni
Stephanie Coker
Iyabo Ojo
Toke Makinwa
Yemi Alade
Yvonne Ekwere
Anne Nwaghodo

·        Best Use Of Social Advocacy

Yasmin Bello Osagie - She Leads Africa
Tosin Bucknor - Campaign Against Sickle Cell
Esther Ijekwere - Walk Against Rape
2wyze - Save A Soul Charity Concert
Tosin Ajibade - OSG Vitiligo Campaign
Taiwo Adeyemi - Weldone Africa
Kanbili Ngozi Ofili-Okonkwo - Generation for change

·        Deejay

Dj Nana
Dj Spinall
Dj Xclusive
Dj Kentalky
Dj Shabzy
Dj Lambo
DJ Hazan
Dj Sose

·        Comedian

Ajebo
Seyi Law
Osama
Akpororo
Laf’Up
Bovi
Dr Smile
Helen Paul
Ushbebe

Best Contemporary Music Act

Aramide
Blackmagic
B.O.J
Adekunle Gold
Naomi Mac
Isaac Geralds
Rhamzan

·        African Music Act

Sarkodie
Wizkid
Fuse ODG
Davido
Diamondz Platinum
AKA
Olamide
Cassper Nyovest

·        Music Video Director

Clarance Peters
Mex Film
Lucas Reid
AJE Films
Unlimited LA
Stanz Visuals
Patrick Elis
Paul Gambit
HG2
Adasa Cookey

·        Hit Music Producer

Sarz
Shizzi
Legendury Beatz
DJ Coublon
Oscar
Yung Jonn
Jaypizzle
Pheelz
Spellz

·        Next Rated (Male)

LAX
Oyinkanade
Tekno
Mr. 2kay
AdekunleGold
CDQ
Small Doctor
Gee4

·        Best Act - Street Hop

Seriki
Small Doctor
Baseone
CDQ
TeeBlaq
Slyde
Famous
Dresan

·        Music Album.

Skales - Man Of The Year
Yemi Alade - King Of Queens
JoeEl - Timeless
Oritsefemi - Money Stop Nonsense.
Orezi - The GehnGhen Album
DJ Xclusive - According to X
Praiz - Rich

·        Revelation/Industry’s Cynosure

Koker
Sossi
Pepenazi
Gee4
Tjan
Toby Grey
Dremo
YCee

·        Next Rated (Female)

Mz Kiss
Yung GreyC
Di'ja
Immaculate
Tipsy
Simi
Naomi Mac

·        Nollywood’s New Bride

Tope Solaja
Yetunde Bakare
Bukola Ogundare
Nkechi Blessing Sunday
Anu Sosanya
Omo Iya Sara
Omowunmi Dada
Adesuwa Etomi
Adeola Folorunsho
Habibat Jinad
Tobi Ojediran

·        Face Of Nollywood (A new actress that has a very beautiful face, classy carriage and is expected to enter the shoe of a legendary actor/actress in years to come, based on character, role interpretation and personae)

Funmi Awelewa
Bukola Ogundare
Bukky Adeeyo
Adesuwa Etomi
Justice Eze
Habibat Jinad
Nino B
Omowunmi Dada


·        Best Movie Premiere (Any movie premiered in Nigeria in year under review. Considerations are the guests’ roll call, d├ęcor, welfare and overall pull together of the premiere.)

Shattered Romance - Juliet Ibrahim
Victims - Mercy Aigbe
First Lady - Omoni Oboli
Bella - Tayo Sobola
3 is company - Yvonne Jegede
Single Ladies - Tope Osoba
Silence and Beyond Disability - Iyabo Ojo

·        Nollywood’s New Hunk

Tobi Teefamous
Alesh Sanni
Kingsley Ogboso
Nino B
Rex Okozuwa
Mustapha Solagbade
Akin Kolapo
Justice Eze

·        Best Actor (Yoruba)

Damilola Olatunji
Ibrahim Chatta
Tunde Owokoniran
Adeniyi Johnson
Ayanfe Adekunle
Gabriel Afolayan
Lateef Adedimeji

·        Best Actor (English)

Gideon Okeke
IK Ogbonna
Gbenro Ajibade
Alex Ekubo
Wole Ojo
Seun Akindele
Deyemi Okanlawon
Daniel K Daniel
Mofe Duncan
Blossom Chukwujeku

·        Best Actress (English)

Ruth Kadiri
Tamara Eteimo
Kehinde Bankole
Yvonne Jegede
Omoni Oboli
Ebube Nwagbo
Mbong Amata
Linda Ejiofor
Keira Hewatch
Angela Okorie
Ivie Okujaiye

·        Best Actress (Yoruba)

Arike Akinyanju
Aishat Lawal
Laitan Ogungbile
Toyin Aimakhu
Mercy Ebosele
Tayo Sobola
Tope Osoba
Kemi Afolabi

·        Best Movie (Movie with a youth oriented message produced or released in year under review) English

In the Music - Chibuzor Afurobi
Make the Move - Beverly Naya
Lekki Wives - Blessing Effiong Egbe
When Love Happens – Seyi Babatope
Unblissful - Tamara Eteimo
Fallen – Uduak Oguamanam

·        Best Movie (Movie with a youth oriented message produced or released in year under review) Yoruba

Koto - Kenny George
Ayo mi – Bukunmi Oluwashina
Bella – Tayo Sobola
Fifehanmi – Seyi Ashekun
Kokumo - Kemi Afolabi
Game Master - Shai Edun
Irawo Osan - Tunde Owokoniran
Ayeloja – Sharafadeen Olabode

·        Best Movie Director

Niyi Akinmolayan
Seun Olaiya
Titi Jeje
Chibuzor Afurobi
Seyi Babatope
Abiola Paul Bogumbe
Taiwo Oduala

·        MAYA Music Act (Male)

Orezi
Kiss Daniel
Lil Kesh
Patoranking
Sean Tizzle
Skales
RunTown
Reekado Banks
Praiz

·        Music Act (Female)

Eva
Niyola
Chidinma
Seyi Shay
YemiAlade
Cynthia Morgan

HONORARY AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

·        King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall
·        Bisoye Fagade
·        Lanre Akintilo
·        Biodun Caston Dada
·        Odunlade Adekola
·        Otunba Gani Adams
·        Ayo Animashaun
·        Biodun Kupoluyi
·        Adekunle Ayeni

Enquiries can be directed to mayaawards@gmail.com or 08066735583.

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