Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr popularly known as Shatta Wale was adjudged African Artiste of the Year at this year’s Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
He beat off competition from Ghanaian musicians, Sarkodie, and R2Bees; South Africans, Uhuru, Mafikizolo, and Mi Casa; and Congolese singer Fally Ipupa to win the award.
The 9th edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA) came off at the Skirball Performing Arts Center in New York Sunday night.
Nana Asiama Hanson (Bulldog), manager of Shatta Wale, told Myjoyonline.com that prior to the awards, they were very confident of winning “considering the amount of time and work we put in this year.”
Shatta Wale, who won Artiste of the Year at this year’s Ghana Music Awards, has also been nominated for the 2014 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA).
To make it a double on the international stage, he has to beat off stiff competition from Daniel Bambatta Marley (Jamaica), MC Norman (Uganda), Alkaline (Jamaica), DABO (Tanzania), and Kranium (Jamaica).
The 2014 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) will come on at the Coral Springs Centre for the Arts, South Florida on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Shatta Wale, who was in the US to receive the African Artiste of the Year award, is expected to be back in Ghana by the end of the week.
Have your say
More Entertainment Headlines
- Artistes paid to put my name in their songs - Appietus
- 'I never invested in Menzgold' - Okyeame Kwame
- We dated for 5 years – Adekunle Gold confirms getting married to Simi
- Married life with Annica has been amazing - Okyeame Kwame
- Video: Yvonne Okoro reveals recording sex tape with ex-boyfriend
- I admire Abedi Pele so much – Adina
- Video: Adekunle Gold, Simi release new song to celebrate their wedding
- Daddy Lumba, Kojo Antwi comparison impossible - Okyeame Kwame
- Photos: Ataa Mensah of 'Showcase in Ga' dies at 91
- Video/Photos: Daughters of Glorious Jesus pay courtesy call to Multimedia Group
- Video: I've forgiven my parents for throwing me away when I was born – Don Little
- I'm not bothered by the young ones using my songs - Kojo Antwi
- Video: Women who earn more than their partners abuse them – D Cryme
- Video: Creative Arts has been neglected - Sidney
- Video: I’ll be tagged greedy if I disclose how much I invested with Menzgold – Lil Win