Dancehall artistes, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have been nominated for an award in the 2020 International Raggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA). The two were nominated under the Best African Dancehall Category alongside Nigeria’s Patoranking and Burna Boy. Ghanaian Raggae act, Epixode also picked up a nomination in that same category.
Taking to Instagram to share the news, Shatta Wale wrote, “Thank you @irawmaawards. This year am coming home Jamaica, Jamaica”. The 2019 DJ of the year Erica Tandon also known as DJ Swift was nominated for the IRAWMA awards. The 12 year old picked up a nomination for Best Young Entertainer category alongside the 7-year old Ngozi Wright from Jamaica, 16 year old musician Wayne J from Jamaica, 13 year old Zimbabwean act, Vybz T and Mesa Khonesa.
The International Raggae and World Music Awards is an award Scheme that acknowledges and honors the accomplishments and contributions of Raggae and world music artistes.
The event which is organized yearly, will take place in Kingston, Jamaica on 29th March, 2020. Shatta Wale in 2019 beat Sean Paul and others to pick up two IRAWMA awards, the only category he was nominated for.