Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr popularly known as Shatta Wale has been nominated for two international awards.
The artiste, who won Artiste of the Year at this year’s Ghana Music Awards, has been nominated for the 2014 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) and the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
The ‘Dancehall King’ singer, who is currently at the peak of his music game will face stiff competition from artistes from across the world for the two nominations – Best New Entertainer, and African Artiste of the Year.
For the Best New Entertainer, Shatta Wale will face Daniel Bambatta Marley (Jamaica), MC Norman (Uganda), Alkaline (Jamaica), DABO (Tanzania), and Kranium (Jamaica).
Also known for the hit song, Enter the Net, the Ghanaian dancehall act will battle Ghanaian musicians, Sarkodie, and R2Bees; South Africans, Uhuru, Mafikizolo, and Mi Casa; and Congolese singer Fally Ipupa for the African Artiste of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Nana Asiama Hanson (Bulldog), manager of Shatta Wale told Myjoyonline.com in an interview that his artiste is humbled by the nominations.
“International recognition is great. For us to work hard and be recognised internationally is great. We are humbled and proud of our fans. They got us this far and we thank Jah too,” he said.
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.
The 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, the 9th edition, on the otherhand will come on at the Skirball Performing Arts Center in New York on August 31, 2014.