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Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy earn nominations at 2016 IRAWMA

Ghanaian dancehall artistes Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy have been nominated in the 2016 International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA).

Stonebwoy was nominated in the Most Promising Entertainer category whilst Shatta Wale had his nomination for Best Music Video and Best African Song/Entertainer respectively.

The 35th International Reggae and World Music Awards will be held 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.

Check Out The Official 35th IRAWMA NOMINEE LIST

Most Promising Entertainer-Sponsored by

Skip Marley



Major Myjah


Best Music Video

“Powerful” Major Lazer, featuring Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley

“Hula Hoop “-OMI

“Life” -Skip Marley

“Cheap Thrills” -Sia, Featuring Sean Paul

“Chop Kiss” – Shatta Wale

Best African Song/Entertainer

“selfie”-Koffi Olomide-Congo

“Ololufa” -Flavor, featuring Chidinma-Nigeria

“Final( Baba Nia)- Wizkid- Nigeria

“Chop Kiss” Shatta Wale-Ghana

“Sape Comme Jamais” Maitre Gims – Congo

Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year

Bounty Killer


Beres Hammond

Ziggy Marley


Best Male Vocalist-Sponsored By JAMAICA (jAMAICA Tourist Board)

Christopher Martin

Romain Virgo

Jah Cure


Tarrus Riley

Best Female Vocalist




Marcia Griffiths


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Best Song

“My Dream”- Nesbeth

“Big Deal”- Christopher Martin

“Richess Girl”- Etana

Spanish Town Rocking

“No Smoking In My Room”- Stephen Marley

Best Album/CD

“Strictly Roots” -Morgan Heritage

“The Cure” -Jah Cure

“Acousticiacelevy”- Barrington Levy

“Ancient Future” Protoje

” Lovers Rock” Mr. Vegas

Best Crossover Song

“Cheap Thrills”-Sia ft Sean Paul

“Powerful”-Major Lazer, featuring Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley

“Red Dress” Magaic

“Hula Hoop”-OMI

Best Gospel Song-Sponsored by Drs. Dawn Marie & The Wiz Show

“Letter of Love’ -Kay Morris- Canada

“Temptation” (The Man A Pastor)”-Lt Stitchie-Jamaica

“If it is Not You” -Kevin Downswell

“Jesus At The End” -Lady Saw

“Papa San- “Love Me Anyway

Best Male Dancehall Artist -Sponsored by Onstage TV-Winford Williams

Vibes Kartel




Dexta Dapps

Best Female DanceHall Artist-Sponsored by Pan Friday Caribbean Rest



Vanessa bling


Best New Entertainer


Jah -Lil

Skip Marley

Vershon Don Andre Best Calypso/Soca Song

Peter Ram


Ola Tunji

Tebbyson John

Patrice Roberts

Best Latin-Song/Entertainer

Romeo Santos



Justin Quiles

Crooked Stilo

Best African Song/Entertainer

“selfie”-Koffi Olomide-Congo

“Ololufa” -Flavor, featuring Chidinma-Nigeria

“Final( Baba Nia)- Wizkid- Nigeria

“Chop Kiss” Shatta Wale-Ghana

“Sape Comme Jamais” Maitre Gims – Congo

Best Soukous Song/Entertainer

Bako Bela Mutu – Celedo Scram

“Ye Yo” Robinio Mundibu

“Selfie” Koffi Olomide

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“Tengama” Fabregaz

“Edenda”- Brigade- Sarbati

Bako Bela Mutu – Celedo Scram

“Ye Yo” Robinio Mundibu

“Selfie” Koffi Olomide

“Tengama” Fabregaz

“Edenda”- Brigade- Sarbati

Best Belizean Entertainer



Supa G.

DankiMan Reynolds

Most Popular R&B/Hip Hop Entertainer

“Work” Rihanna & Drake

“Alright” Kendrick Lamar

“One Dance” -Drake

“Lemonade”- Beyonce

Best Reggae Rock Song/Entertainer Sponsored by Abebe Lewis Marketing and Branding Group

”The Prophet”- Slightly Stoopid

InaleExale”- Rebulation, featuring Protoje

”Golden”- The Movement

”Hotting Up” – Iration

*”Surrounder”- Tribal Seeds

Best Chutney Entertaienr

Kris Ki Persad Poopia Nishard Mayhroo

Ravi Bissambhar

Shiva Lakhan

Best Spoken Word/Poet-Sponsored by-Love Doc/Amazing Sour Sop Drink


Andre Porter

Yasus Afari

Malachi Smith

Mecca Aka Grimo

Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer-Sponsored by Kay Morris Foundation


Morgan Heritage

Tarrus Riley



Most Oustanding Show Band/Group


Inner Circle

Fab 5

New Kinston

Raging Fyah

Best Instrumentalist Sponsored by

Mafia & Fluxy- London

Dean Fraser


Major Myjah

Inner Circle

Most Out Standing Dance Group Sponsored by DUN( Dancehall United Nations)

National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC)- Jamaica

KenKouran Dance Academy -West Africa

Unique Rockerz- Jamaica

Triplets Ghetto Kids- Uganda

STR8 Edge Classic Dancers- Jamaica

Concert of the Year-Sponsored by JAMUSA

Best of the Best-Florida


Rebel Salute- Jamaica

9 Miles Music Fest

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

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Most Consistent Entertainer- Sponsored by JAMUSA

Freddy McGregor

Marcia Griffiths

Yellow Man

Sly & Robbie

Inner Circle

Most Popular Sound Selector/DJ

Tony Matterhorn


David Rodigan

Rory-Stone Love

Mighty Crown

Best Haitian Entertainer

“Iam doing Fine” J Beatz

“She’s A Boy” 3JES

“Libre d’aimer” Djakout #1

“Fel ak tout ke’w- klass

“Je Suis”- Rutshelee Guilaume

Best Caribbean Entertainer-Sponsored By VP Records

Beres Hammond

Sean Paul

Bunji Carlin

Machel Montano

Calypso Rose

Record Producer of the Year-Sponsored by The Galleon Foundation

Rohan “Snowcone” Fuller

Diplo( Major Lazer”

Chimney Records

Specialist (Clifton Dillion)

A Chisel Pixel Production

Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award


Cedelia Marley


Vonnie McGowan

Ziggy Marley

FLORIDA NOMINEES : Entertainer of the Year -Florida 2015/2016 Sponsored by Urban Relations PR & Consultant
Code Red

Daniel Musgrove

Josepheus Harris

Rohan Gunter-Comedian



FLORIDA NOMINEES: Haitian Entertainer of the Year Florida



Kodak Black

J Beatz


FLORIDA NOMINEES: Best Latin Entertainer


Jay Vega

Nicky Jam

Juan Gabriel

Mylo Nandez

FLORIDA NOMINEES: Best Gospel Song -Florida

Dj Nichiolas

Papa San

Sharown Wiles

Stefan Peninsilyn

Daniel Musgrove

FLORIDA NOMINEES : Florida Most Popular Dance Party DJ Florida-Sponsored By Events-R-Rus

Supa Sound


Fire Redz

Richie Pooh

Dutty Dex

Juxxy Fiyah



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