On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, the nominees for the sixth annual NET Honours People’s Choice Honors, one of the most prestigious audience data-based awards in the world, were revealed.
This year’s edition has 35 categories, including 15 new voting categories that would give fans greater power to vote their favorite celebs for the awards, according to ID Africa, proprietors of Nigerian Entertainment Today (Netng).
In order to recognize and honor Nigerians’ favorite public figures and celebrities who have helped shape the most exciting pop culture topics and events in the year under review, Netng, the world’s leading source for African entertainment and a dependable source for news and analysis that broadens young people’s understanding of the continent’s entertainment industry, launched NET Honours.
Wizkid and Simi, two multi-award-winning artists, are the most nominated members of the NET Honors Class of 2022, each receiving four nominations. While Simi received nominations for Most Popular Musician (Female), Most Searched Musician (Female), Most Popular Fandom (Music), and Most Popular Couple, making Wizkid the most nominated artist for the second time in two seasons after his impressive six nods in 2021, Wizkid received nominations for Most Popular Music Artiste (Male), Most Searched Music Artiste (Male), Most Popular Fandom (Music), and Most Watched Video.
Davido and Burna Boy received three nominations respectively for Most Popular Music Artiste (Male), Most Searched Music Artiste (Male), and Most Popular Fandom. Like Wizkid, they have maintained a solid hold on the worldwide music scene in the year under review.
Other notable nominations include Mr Macaroni, Sabinus, Kiekie, Taaooma, and Broda Shaggi, who secured two nominations each for Most Popular Comedian and Most Popular Social Content Creator.
NET Honours, one of the world’s most prestigious verified audience data-based awards, debuted in 2013 as a special recognition award presented to deserving individuals in the Nigerian entertainment industry during the Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive). In 2016, it evolved into NET Honours People’s Choice Awards. Then in 2020, due to the pandemic, the awards went virtual, reaching over 10 million people worldwide.
“NET Honours provides useful data on popular culture trends and the interests of urban youth in Africa. The platform is a valuable source of insights for brands, organisations and governments that are trying to understand young Africans and their digital media consumption habits,” says Femi Falodun, the CEO of Info Digital Africa (ID Africa), owners of Netng, Neusroom, 234Star, and Orin.
NET Honours focuses on recognising achievers in the entertainment industry through a thorough analysis of online audience search, consumer interest, social media interactions and search trends on Netng’s website, social media platforms and other related channels. Data for the awards are based on audience engagement from a database of over 10 million internet users reached across Netng’s website and social media channels between June 2021 and May 2022.
This year, NET Honours has introduced 15 new voting categories for the first time in six years. The new categories are Most Popular DJ, Most Popular Dancer/Video Vixen, Most Popular Music Producer, Breakout Artiste of the Year, Social Content Creator of the Year, Most Popular Video Director (Music Video/Skit), Most Popular Fandom (Music), Most Popular Fandom (BBNaija), Most Popular Celebrity Stylist, Most Popular Designer, Most Popular Photographer, Breakout Actor of the Year, Breakout Actress of the Year, Breakout Artiste of the Year (Male), and Breakout Artiste of the Year (Female).
Online voting for the 15 new categories will commence at 7 pm WAT on thenet.ng/honours, after the unveiling of nominees, and will end by midnight on Tuesday, June 28.
Winners will be announced on Friday, July 1, 2022, on the Netng’s website and social media platforms.