The debut edition held at Valley View Auditorium, Abeokuta, Ogun state with the former Executive Governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel as the chief host. It was a well-attended event and was anchored by the duo of Derenle Edun and Helen Paul. The second edition held on Sunday July 18th 2011, at 10 degrees event centre Oregun Lagos. The award anchored by ace comedian AY (Ayo Makun) was dedicated to late rap star, Da grin. The second edition experienced the inclusion of 10 categories for Ghana showbiz industry. Top Ghanaian stars including Jackie Appiah, Juliet Ibrahim, Ruff n Smooth, Majid Micheal and Shirley Frimpong picked up awards at the award ceremony. Several hip hop acts including MI, Wande Coal Jesse Jagz, Kefee, Timaya and Dr Sid thrilled the over 3000 guests that attended the event. The 3rd edition hosted by the duo of Gbenga Adeyinka and Julius Agwu held at HNK Event centre Lekki on Sunday August 7th 2011. Wizkid, Goldie , Maheeda, Ice Prince, Tiwa Savage, kaffy performed while Ghanaian stars like John Dumelo, Yvonne Nelson, Efya, others flew in for another brilliant experience of the awards . According to the publisher of City People Magazine Dr Seye Kehinde there will be a lot of surprises this year and efforts are being made to make it bigger than previous editions. In his words "City People entertainment awards has over the years become one of the most respected events in Nigeria. It's one event everyone in entertainment look forward to because it's always fun and at the same the only award ceremony in Nigeria where all showbiz stars (Music, Movie and Comedy) are gathered under one roof for same purpose. There will be a lot of surprises and as usual we look forward to another wonderful show as we honour stars that have done well in the last one year,"
The Entertainment Editor of City people, Afolabi Oyekoya added that "it's going to be a glamorous event. We shall be honouring over 30 showbiz stars and there will be recognition awards for some veteran showbiz stars, whose efforts have helped propelNigeria entertainment industry into a multi- billion naira industry. There are also categories for Ghanaian showbiz stars and so far, we have received letters from over 100 Ghanaian stars indicating their interest to attend the award ceremony. Below is the list of Nominees and people can start to vote for their favourite stars in different categories by sending SMS to the keyword CP (SPACE) CATEGORY (SPACE) NAME OF WINNER to 33121. In a couple of days from now, we shall be unveiling who will anchor the event and artistes billed to entertain guests at the award ceremony"
2013 CITY PEOPLE ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS