Grammy-nominated songwriter and artist Tiwa Savage is slated to perform at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards Sept. 1. (Image: File) It’s that time of year again, as the best of the best in global talent come to New York for the Nigerian Entertainment Awards. The 8th annual event, to be held Sept. 1 in the heart of New York University’s campus at the Skirball Performing Art Center, will be hosted by acclaimed comedian Bright ‘BasketMouth’ Okpocha. The night will include performances by global artists including Emma Nyra, Iyanya, and Tiwa Savage, among others. Popular Nollywood actors, whose films represent a multimillion dollar consumer base of fans in the U.S, include Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele, Ramsey Nouah, Uti, Ali Nuhu and OC Ukeje. This year’s award show is set to be another fun-filled, star-studded event. The NEAs are sponsored by popular global entertainment Website BellaNaija and Arik Air, a premier global airline, among other media and public relations outets and is expected to draw business and entertainment professionals from the States and abroad. For more information and award show updates on the NEAs, follow them on Twitter @NEAAwards or on their Facebook page NEA Awards. Check out BlackEnterprise’s coverage of last year’s star-studded event, here.