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IRAWMA 2021: Shatta Wale, Sarkodie And DJ Switch Make Ghana Proud As They Win Awards In Different Categories – Full List Of Winners

IRAWMA 2021: Shatta Wale, Sarkodie And DJ Switch Make Ghana Proud As They Win Awards In Different Categories - Full List Of Winners

It’s another big win for Shatta Wale as he has been crowned as “Virtual Entertainer of the Year” at the 2021 International Reggae & World Music Awards.

Sarkodie, DJ Switch and Kwame Yeboah also won in different categories to save Ghana at the 2021 International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA). Congratulations to Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, DJ Switch and Kwame Yeboah.

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Here is the list of the winners;

1.Emperor of Reggae & World Music – Hon. Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year

Buju Banton *WINNER




Sizzla Kolongi

  1. Peter Tosh Award for Recording Artist of the Year – Sponsored by IRIE FM

Buju Banton




Tarrus Riley

  1. Jacob Miller Award for Best Male Vocalist – Sponsored by


Gramps Morgan


Romain Virgo

Tarrus Riley *WINNER

  1. Best Female Vocalist – Sponsored by Missyquai Signature Hair


Koffee *WINNER

Lila Ike


Noami Cowan

  1. Gregory Isaacs for Best Song – Sponsored by DSE (Downsound Entertainment)

“Blessed”- Buju Banton

“People LIke You” – Gramps Morgan

“Lock Down”- Koffee *WINNER

“Like Royalty”- Protoje & PopCaan

“Lighter” – Taurus Riley & Shenseea & Rvssian

  1. Toots Hibbert Award for Best Album/CD – By MCGES (Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sports)

“Upside Down- Buju Banton *WINNER

“In Search of Lost Time”- Protoje

“Higher Place”- Skip Marley

“One World” – The Wailers, featuring Skip Marley, Farruko, Shaggy and Cedella Marley.

“Hot Shot 2020”- Shaggy

  1. Best Crossover Song

“People Like You” – Gramps Morgan

“Don’t Walk Away”- John Legend, featuring Koffee

”Party Next Door” – PopCaan, featuring Drake *WINNER

“I Don’t Know Why” – Rvissian, featuring Shenseea, Swae Lee and Young Tug

”Slow Down”- Ship Marley and “H.E.R.”

  1. Best Gospel Song

“Forgiveness”- Eddie Neblett

“People Like You” – Gramps Morgan *WINNER

”Carry Me” – Kevin Downswell

“Watch Over Me” – Jermaine Edwards

“I’m Gonna Trust You” – Judith Gayle

  1. U-Roy Award for Best Male Dancehall Artist

Beenie Man

Buju Banton

Bounty Killer



  1. Best Female Dancehall Artist


Jada Kingdom



Stefflon Don

  1. Best New Entertainer – Sponsored by IRIE JAM – 360

Alicia Harley – Jamaica

Nailah Blackman- Trinidad

Nomcebo Zikode – South Africa *WINNER

Sevena – Jamaica

Skillibeng – Jamaica

  1. Best Virtual Entertainer of the Year

Agent Sasco

Beenie Man & Bounty Killer – Verzuz

Buju Banton


Shatta Wale *WINNER

  1. Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer

Farmer Nappy


Nadia Batson

Nailah Blackman

Patrice Roberts

  1. Best Dancehall Stagecraft Entertainer – Sponsored by Onstage TV Winford Williams

Agent Sasco

Beenie Man & Bounty Killer- Verzuz Battle

Buju Banton

Desta Daps

Sizzla Kalonji


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  1. Best Latin – Reggae Flavor Entertainer

Bad Bunny – Puerto Rico

Daddy Yankee *WINNER

Don Omar

  1. Balvin


  1. Best African Dancehall Entertainer

Buffalo Souljah – South Africa

Shatta Wale – Ghana

Stonebwoy – Ghana

Patoranking – Nigeria

Winky D – Zimbabwe *WINNER

  1. Best Afrobeat Entertainer – Sponsored by African Spectrum

Burna Boy – Nigeria

Davido – Nigeria

Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania

Master KG, featuring Nomcebo Zikode “Jerusalema” – South Africa

Wizkid – Nigeria

18 . Best Virtual Showcase/Concert

Beenie Man vs Bounty Verzuz Battle

Rebel Salute

Reggae Sumfest

Sarkodie – Black Love Virtual Concert *WINNER

  1. Best R&B/Hip Hop & Reggae Collaborated Song

“Trust” – Buju Banton and Tory Lanez

”Slow Down”- Skip Marley and H.E.R

”Twist” – Drake & Popcaan *WINNER

“Don’t Walk Away”- Koffee – featuring John Legend

“Love Mi Ladies“ – Oryane – featuring Sean Paul

  1. Best Reggae Rock Entertainer

Gentleman *WINNER

Rebelution Band


Slightly Stoopid

Stick Figure

  1. Best Young Entertainer (18 years and under) – Portland Curry Fest

DJ Switch * WINNER

DJ Whitney


Wayne J.

  1. Best Music Video

Buju Banton “Blessed”

Master KG, featuring Nomcebo- “Jerusalema” *WINNER

Sevana – “ Mango”

Taurus Riley & Shenseea “Lighter”

Sean Paul- “Love Me Ladies”

The Wailers, featuring Skip Marley, Farruko, Shaggy and Cedella Marley- “One World”

  1. Mutabaruka Award for Best Poet/Spoken Word Entertainer

Antonia Valaire, Aka Christina Williams

Malachi Smith

Richie Innocent

Vachi Kepwe Di Poet – Zimbabwe * WINNER

Wise Wurdz

  1. Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer

Anthony B.


Ras Takura * WINNER


Kabaka Pyramid

  1. Dennis Brown Award for Most Promising Entertainer


Lila Ike

Orisha Sound

Sevana *WINNER


  1. Best Instrumentalist – Sponsored by 25th Century Radio

Dean Fraser


Bongo Herman

Kwame Yeboah *WINNER

Sly & Robbie

  1. Best Sound System/DJ

Dynamq – Africa *WINNER

Little Thunder – Canada

Pink Panther – Jamaica

Tony Matterhorn – Jamaica

  1. Best Caribbean Entertainer – Sponsored by VP Records

Beenie Man

Bounty Killer

Buju Banton


Sean Paul

  1. Record Producer of the Year – Sponsored by Balloons by Jaki Jade

Chimney Records *WINNER

Dane Ray

Andron “IzyBeats” Cross



  1. Comedian of the Year

Chris “Johnny” Daley *WINNER

Ity & Fancy Cat

Majah Hype

Oliver Samuels

Prince Pine

  1. Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award Nominees

Bounty Killer

Buju Banton *WINNER

Sharon Wiles

Sonia Patterson- Portland Curry Fest.

IRAWMA Award of Honor: Papa Michigan

IRAWMA Special Philanthropist Award: Josef Bogdanovich

RAWMA 2021 Inductee IRAWMA Hall of Fame/ Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: Ziggy Marley.