by: michael eli dokosi /

//Thanks folks. We just won the best African Act Awards at this year’s IRAWMA 2016.God bless you all…//

The above expression was from dancehall man, Shatta Wale on his social media accounts, upon scooping the Best African Song/Entertainer Award at the 2016 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) staged at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale / Coral Springs, Florida.

Shatta Wale managed to beat other notables including Wizkid, Flavor, Koffi Olomide and Maitre Gims to the award.

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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