Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr popularly known as Shatta Wale was adjudged BEST AFRICAN SONG/ENTERTAINER at this year’s 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.

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.

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Best African Song/Entertainer

  1. “selfie”-Koffi Olomide-Congo
  2. “Ololufa” -Flavor, featuring Chidinma-Nigeria
  3. “Final( Baba Nia)- Wizkid- Nigeria
  4. “Chop Kiss” Shatta Wale – Ghana  —– WINNER
  5. “Sape Comme Jamais” Maitre Gims – Congo