The just concluded first National Entertainment Awards at the Bintumani Auditorium on the 29th April, 2016 is to rebrand the Entertainment industry and recognized the work of Sierra Leoneans in their different field.

Some categories like best hip hop rapper brought a controversy on social media that YOK 7 should haven’t be the winner because he didn’t release any hit song for the past 2 years. The fans said Kao Denero should have won that award not YOK 7.

Emmerson, LXG and Morris gained the highest awards.

Check the full list of winners below.

1. BEST HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2017 = Radisson Blu.

2. BEST RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR 2017= Gina’s Restaurant.

3. BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT OF THE YEAR 2017= Collins Archi Pearce.

4. BEST NIGHT CLUB OF THE YEAR 2017= Ware house night club.

5. FASHION HOUSE OF THE= Alfantic Boutique.

6. FILM DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR = “They are we”

7. BEST COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2017 = Sara D Great

8. BEST CLUB DISC JOKEY = DJ Mose

9. BEST HIT SINGLE = “Charr am” by LXG

10. BEST ONLINE PROMOTER = Mutala Mohamed Kamara.

11. BEST AFRO- RNB = Morris

12. BEST FILM OF THE YEAR 2017 = Elephant in the room.

13. BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR 2017 = Elephant in the room.

14. BEST SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR 2017 = Osman Kamara – Swimmer.

15. BEST SPORT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – Sahr Morris Junior of Concord Times Newspaper.

16. BEST NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2017 – Drizlik of pop collar fame.

17. BEST LIVE PERFORMER – Shine De God Son.

18. BEST FILM DIRECTOR – Mohamed Janneh

19. BEST DIASPORA ARTIST – Alonzo

20. BEST SPORT PERSONALITY – Pa Sama Sesay.

21. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A FILM – Marta Sesay.

22. BEST CULTURAL ARTIST – Internet Man.

23. BEST MUSIC GROUP – LXG

24. BEST RADIO DJ – Master J.E.

25. BEST SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR – Binta Bah, Volley Ball player.

26. BEST VISUAL EDITOR – Nick Asgill

27. BEST MUSIC PRODUCER – Nashito Kulala.

28. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A FILM – Morris K. Sesay.

29. BEST DANCE HALL ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2017 – Dallas Bantan.

30. BEST ACTRESS OF THE YEAR 2017 – Salamatu Kargbo.

31. BEST GOSPEL ARTIST – Memunatu Kabia

32. BEST LEAD ACTRESS – Zainab Sheriff.

33. BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR 2017 – Happy by Morris.

34. BEST HIP HOP ARTIST – YOK-7

35. BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A FILM – Michael Philip.

36. LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Dr. Julius Spencer.

37. BEST FEMALE ARTIST – Star Zee

38. BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Survivor by Emerson Bockarie.

39. BEST MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2017 – Emerson Bockarie

40. BEAUTY QUEEN OF THE YEAR – Hawa Kamara