Last year, winners were chosen based on the data gathered on the NETng website and social media accounts from the previous year.
The nominees for the 2017 edition were listed using data from the year under review. It is the way by which NET recognizes the top performers in the entertainment industry using the data found in our report of trends and searches, using website and social media analytics.
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 ‘Most Popular Couple’. These years nominees are power couples 2Baba and Annie Idibia, Banky W and Adesua Etomi, Peter and Lola Omotayo Okoye as well Funke Akindele and JJC.
Spread over sixteen categories, winners will be announced at the annual NET event, Nigerian Entertainment Conference on April 25 2018.
See the full list of nominees below.
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 Event
Big Brother Naija, One Night Stand With Adekunle Gold, Rhythm Unplugged, 30 Billion Concert, Wizkid The Concert
Most Popular People
Linda Ikeji, Moji Olaiya, Bobrisky, Tonto Dikeh, TBoss