Knowless ku rutonde rw’abahanzi bahataniye ibihembo bikomeye muri Nigeria
Ahabanza Imyidagaduro
Yanditswe: Iyamuremye Janvier
July 2017 Yasuwe: 2256

Umuhanzikazi Butera Knowless washakanye na Ishimwe Clement, yashyizwe ku rutonde rw’abahatanira igihembo cy’umuhanzi mwiza w’umugore wigaragaje ku mugabane wa Afurika mu bihembo bitangwa na Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2017, NEAs.

Ibi bihembo bigiye gutangwa ku nshuro ya 12, uyu mwaka bizatangwa kuwa 03 Nzeri 2017 mu birori bikomeye bizabera i New York City muri Leta zunze ubumwe za Amerika. Ibihembo bya Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEAs) bihabwa ahanini abahanzi n’abateza imbere umuziki muri Nigeria.

Muri iki cyiro Knwoless ahatanye n’abandi bahanzikazi bagenzi be nka Sheebah (Uganda), Victoria Kimani (Kenya), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), na Efya(Ghana).
Wizkid, Davido na Tekno nibo bahanzi bari guhatanira ibihembo byinshi muri ibi bihembo.

Mu karere ka Afurika y’Iburasirazuba, Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) na Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) bahanganye ku mwanya w’umuhanzi w’umugabo mwiza muri Afurika, bahanganye na Sauti Sol (Kenya), Sarkodie (Ghana) na Cassper Nyovest(South Africa).

Mu mwaka wa 2017 nabwo Knowless yari yashyizwe ku rutonde ariko birangira nta gihembo yegukanye.

Mu mwaka wa 2015, Knowless yari yabonetse mu bahatanira Kora Awards 2016, ibihembo byagombaga gutangwa ku itariki 20 Werurwe 2016 mu Mujyi wa Windheok muri Namibia.

Mu mwaka wa 2016 nabwo Knowless yari yashyizwe kuri uru rutonde

Dore urutonde rw’ibyiciri bihatanirwa n’abahanzi babibarizwamo:

Best Single

Wizkid – Come closer ft Drake
Phyno – Fada Fada ft Olamide
Davido – IF
Tekno – Pana
Psquare – Bank alert
Olamide – Who you epp
Mr Eazi – Leg over
Runtown – Mad over you

Best Africa Female Artist [Non-Nigerian]

Amanda Black [SA]
Victoria Kimani [KQ]
Becca [GH]
Vanessa Mdee [TZ]
Butera Knowless [RW]
Sheeban Karungi [UG]
Efya [GH]
Queen Vee [ZIM]

Best Afropop Male Artist

Davido
Mr Eazi
Kiss Daniel
Runtown
Tekno
Wizkid

Best Afropop Female Artist

Omawumi
Niniola
Seyi Shay
Simi
Tiwa Savage
Yemi Alade

Best Album

Adekunle Gold – Gold
MC Galaxy – MMM
Falz & Simi – Chemistry
Olamide – Glory
Kiss Daniel – New Era
Phyno – The Playmaker
Mr Eazi – Life Is Eazi
Davido – Son Of Mercy

Best Diaspora

Wale
Rotimi
Ayo Jay
Bils
Jidenna
Jaycube
Wurld
Tinnie Tempah
Black Excellence

Best Africa Male Artist

Casper Nyovest [SA]
Stonebwoy [GH]
Diamond Platnumz [TZ]
Sarkodie [GH]
Eddie Kenzo [UG]
Sauti Sol [KQ]
Nasty C [SA]
Toofan [TG]

Best Rap Act

Falz
Ice Prince
Mz Kiss
Olamide
Phyno
Skales

Best Indigenous

9ice
Adekunle Gold
CDQ
Flavor
Olamide
Phyno

Best Music Video

Aduke – Tjan [DIR: Kemi Adetiba]
All Over – Tiwa Savage [DIR: Patrick Ellis]
Bank Alert – Psquare [DIR: CP]
Come Closer – Wizkid [DIR: Daps]
IF – Davido [DIR: Q]
YOLO – Seyi Shay [DIR: Maji Alabi]

Best Collabo

Come Closer – Wizkid Ft Drake
Iskaba – Wande Coal FT DJ Tunez
Ko Funny – CDQ FT Davido
Only Girl – Adekunle Gold FT Moelogo
Temper – Skales FT Burna Boy
Up To Something – Iyanya FT Don Jazzy & Dr Sid

Best TV Lifestyle Presenter

Seyitan [The Sauce]
Ehiz [MTV]
Bolanle Olukanni [EL]
VJ Adams [Soundcity]
Stacy Ike [Own TV]
Nancy Isime [Hip TV]

Best Afro Soca Artist

Fay-Ann Lyons
Machel Montano
Melly Rose
Olatunji Yearwood
Skinny Fabulous
Teddyson Johnson

Best Dancehall

Burna Boy
Cynthia Morgan
Ketchup
Harrysong
Patoranking
Timaya

Best Music Producer

DJ Soupamodel
Kriz Beatz
Masterkraft
Spellz
Young D
Sarz
Legendury Beatz
Young John
Most Promising
Deshinor
Gabzy
Ike Chucks
Moelogo
Nonso Amadi
Odunsi

Best Disc Jockey

DJ Jimmy Jatt
DJ Neptune
DJ Humility
DJ TTB
DJ Spinall
DJ Prince
DJ Xclusive
DJ Consequence

Best Diaspora Disc Jockey

DJ Dee Money
DJ Femsta
DJ GQ Mike
DJ EL G
DJ Tunez
DJ Cuppy
DJ Ecool
DJ Afoo

Best DJ Non-Nigerian/African

DJ Lebbie (SL)
DJ Mensah (GH)
DJ Bossman (LIB)
DJ Joe Mfalme (KQ)
DJ Slick Stuart & Roja (UG)
DJ Vyrusky (GH)
Best Inspiration
Cobhams Asuquo
Frank Edwards
Nathaniel Bassey
Sinach
Timi Dakolo
Waje
Best OAP
Gbemi Olateru [Beat FM]
Tosin Bucknor [Top Radio]
Big Tak [Urban Radio]
N6 [Cool FM]
Osam [Naija FM]
Yaw [Wazobia]

Best Entertainment Executive

Don Jazzy [Mavin]
Idris Olorunnimbe [The Temple Company]
Emperor Geezy [GWW]
Paul O [Upfront & Personal]
E-Money [Five Star]
Tobi Sanni Daniel [State Of Mind]
Adetoro Fawoshere [Right Entertainment]
Dbanj [Cream Platform]

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