The organiser of the award event, in a statement on Friday, said the award aimed at recognizing top performers in the entertainment industry, including media celebrities.
It added that those on the nominees’ list winners were chosen based on “the data found in our report of trends and searches, using website and social media analytics” from the previous year.
According to the organiser, the nominees are made up of individuals from different works of life and comprise musicians, actors, media practitioners and many others.
The statement reads: “Davido, Wizkid, Tekno, Mr Eazi and Olamide are nominated in the ‘Most Popular Male Musician’ category while Tiwa Savage will face stiff competition from Yemi Alade, Simi and Chidinma for ‘Most Popular Female Musician’.
“Another keenly contested category is the ‘Most Popular Couple’,” which has nominees like “2Baba and Annie Idibia, Banky W and Adesua Etomi, Peter and Lola Omotayo Okoye as well Funke Akindele and JJC.”
“The recipients of NET Honours do not completely comprise entertainers; media personalities Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Toke Makinwa, Daddy Freeze and Toolz are also recognized.
“Spread over sixteen categories, winners will be announced at the annual NET event, Nigerian Entertainment Conference on April 25, 2018 in Lagos,” it stated.
It will be recalled that the award – NET Honours PCAs – was introduced in 2017. It accorded top Nigerian entertainers with the accolades they earned by being the most important individuals in their craft in the year under review.
Below is the full list of nominees for this year:
Most Searched Musician (Male)
Dagrin, Tekno, Adekunle Gold, Davido, Wizkid
Most Searched Musician (Female)
Seyi Shay, Yemi, Chidinma, Tiwa Savage, Simi
Most Searched Actress
Moji Olaiya, Adesua Etomi, Mercy Aigbe, Chika Ike, Funke Akindele
Most Searched Actor
Adeniyi Johnson, Gbenro Ajibade, Segun Ogungbe, Femi Adebayo, Odunlade Adekola
Most Searched Media Personality
Ebuka, Freeze, Toolz, Gbemi
Most Popular Musician (Male)
Tekno, Mr Eazi, Olamide, Wizkid, Davido
Most Popular Musician (Female)
Simi, Tiwa Savage, Chidinma, Yemi Alade, Seyi Shay
Most Popular Actress
Juliana Olayode, Moji Olaiya, Funke Akindele, Mercy Aigbe, Adesua Etomi
Most Popular Actor
Ali Nuhu, Odunlade Adekola, Yomi Gold, Femi Adebayo, Ramsey Nuoah
Most Popular Comedian
Basketmouth, Bovi, Frank Donga, Woli Arole
Most Popular Media Personality
Toke Makinwa, Ebuka, Freeze, Toolz, Gbemi
Most Popular Global Celebrity
Drake, Michael Dapaah, Beyonce, Jidenna,
Most Popular African Celebrity
Diamondz Platinumz, Vera Sidika, Peace Hyde, Sarkodie, Huda Monroe
Most Popular Couple
Banky W and Adesua Etomi, 2Baba and Annie Idibia, Paul and Lola Omotayo Okoyo, Funke Akindele and JJC
Most Popular People
Linda Ikeji, Moji Olaiya, Bobrisky, Tonto Dikeh, TBoss
Most Popular Event
Big Brother Naija, One Night Stand With Adekunle Gold, Rhythm Unplugged, 30 Billion Concert, Wizkid The Concert