“Shatta Wale” is the only African with 5 Highly Prestigious “IRAWMA” Awards.[Must Read]

Robert Dumenu

The International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA), established in 1982 acknowledges and honors the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music artists, including songwriters, performers, promoters and musicians.Organizers of the International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA). Bob Marley happens honored and was part of it’s maiden yet Historic edition. IRAWMA to Jamaicans and the Caribbeans is more regarded than a grammies, it’s their most prestigious Award scheme, which happens to be over 3 decades old. It understands their music culture. Shatta Wale has just won 5 Highly prestigious IRAWMA’s, this is unprecedented for an African artiste.

“Shatta Wale” is the only African with 5 Highly Prestigious “IRAWMA” Awards.


Shatta Wale received the Best New Entertainer Award at the 2014 Edition of the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA). Shatta Wale was nominated alongside Daniel Bambatta Marley (Jamaica), MC Norman (Uganda), Alkaline (Jamaica), Dabo (Tanzania) and Kranium (Jamaica). The event to place at the Coral Springs Center for Arts in South Florida over the weekend.
Shatta Wale to was also to perform at IRAWMA 2015 in California, This is the Second time the Ghanaian dancehall artist has been chosen to perform at the IRAWMA Ceremony.


Shatta Wale was adjudged BEST AFRICAN SONG/ENTERTAINER at the 2016 International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA). He beat off competition from Nigerian Singers: Flavor and Wizkid and Congolese musicians; Koffi Olomide and Maitre Gims to win the award.The 35th International Reggae and World Music Awards was held at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale / Coral Springs, Florida on October 2, 2016.


Shatta Wale on Sunday, March 18 at the Logan Center for Arts, University of Chicago, Illinois was honoured for his outstanding contributions to Reggae in Ghana and at the global level where He went to receive award himself.


37th Annual International Reggae And World Music Awards (IRAWMA) 2019. The Shatta Movement CEO Shatta Wale won 2 Awards this the Best afro-beat entertainer and Best video of the year with his Gringo song. The best video of the year category was a very tough one as Shatta Wale was competing against top musical arts such as Sean Paul, Major Lazer, Stonebwoy, Samini, Damian Marley, Wiz Khalifa among others but he emerged the winner. Shatta Wale won 2 awards in one night at the global Reggae/Dancehall awards event, 2019 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) in Jamaica. The event was endorsed by Jamaica’s Minister of Entertainment. Shatta Wale is the only African with 5 IRAWMA Awards.

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