41st IRAWMA: Stonebwoy Wins Best African Dancehall Entertainer Award For The 2nd Time

41st IRAWMA: Stonebwoy Wins Best African Dancehall Entertainer Award For The 2nd Time

  • The 41st International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) came off on March 22 in the US
  • This year, the award scheme announced 150 nods in 39 categories, including the Best African Dancehall Entertainer of the Year, which featured Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale
  • Stonebwoy pipped his Ghanaian colleague and others from Africa to win the award for the second time in his career

Ghanaian artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy, has been announced as the Best African Dancehall Entertainer at the 41st International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA).

The renowned award ceremony came off on March 22 at Lauderhill Performing Art Center in the US.

The show saw various musicians and industry professionals in attendance to celebrate excellence in reggae and world music genres.

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Stonebwoy pips Shatta Wale to win new IRAwMA award

Seven artistes, including Ghana's Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, were nominated for the Best African Dancehall Entertainer category at this year's IRAWMA.

Stonebwoy emerged as the winner of the category, bringing his IRAWMA award counts to three. In 2016, the musician won his first IRAWMA as Most Promising Artiste.

In 2020, the musician won the Best African Dancehall Entertainer category for the first time.

Fans hail Stonebwoy for twinning the new award

YEN.com.gh gathered a few comments from fans in reaction to Stonebwoy's third IRAWMA win.

Hazard Akwasi Daniel said:

Congrats to the biggest Dancehall artist in Africa ❤️ #Stonebwoy

Charles Kojo Sakk wrote:

Nii Armah Helicopter and his fans are bleeding!

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Kelvin Kaizer noted:

e no easy ooo bruv. U re not alone. Me sef I dey bleed over the

Michael Koomson commented:

Bhim everywhere you go Ashaiman Boy's No Dey Carry Last

@clemzeli9 added:

Tot SM fans claims Shatta does Dancehall ? I repeat apart frm 3music nd tabea awards shatta wale can’t never win any dancehall award which includes stonebwoy

Stonebwoy set to perform at the 13th African Games

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanain's Afro-dancehall act, Stonebwoy, had confirmed that he would climax the 13th African Games in Accra.

Rumours of his performance surfaced after Shatta Wale opened the multi-week competition with an outstanding opening ceremony.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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Peter Ansah (Entertainment Editor) Ansah Peter is an entertainment editor at YEN.com.gh. He studied Development Planning at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, graduating in 2018. His professional career in entertainment journalism dates eight years back as a showbiz and arts blogger for the now-defunct motionhypegh.net, continuing to Muse Media Networks, acting as the editorial manager for the network's flagship multimedia platforms. He has also managed several PR roles with top clients, including Afro Nation Ghana and Morgan Heritage. You can reach him at peter.ansah@yen.com.gh

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