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IRAWMA 2021 : Sarkodie, DJ Switch, Kwame Yeboah and Shatta Wale among award winners

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Winners of the 2021 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) were announced on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

This year’s edition which happens to be the 39th IRAWMA saw some Ghanaian artists being named among winners on the night. The acts include Sarkodie, Shatta, DJ Switch, and Kwame Yeboah.

Sarkodie picked up the ‘Best Virtual Showcase/Concert of The Year’ with his BlackLove Concert. Shatta Wale won the ‘Virtual Entertainer of The Year’ award ahead of Beenie Man, Buju Banton, and other top reggae stars.

Young disc jockey, DJ Switch, also bagged the ‘Best Young Entertainer of The Year’ while Kwame Yeboah emerged as the ‘Instrumentalist of The Year’.

See full list of nominees and winners below.

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

Buju Banton *WINNER

Koffee

PopCaan

Protoje

Sizzla Kolongi

Peter Tosh Award for Recording Artist of the Year – Sponsored by IRIE FM
Buju Banton

Koffee

PopCaan

Protoje

Tarrus Riley

Jacob Miller Award for Best Male Vocalist – Sponsored by
Chronixx

Gramps Morgan

Proteje

Romain Virgo

Tarrus Riley *WINNER

Best Female Vocalist – Sponsored by Missyquai Signature Hair
Etana

Koffee *WINNER

Lila Ike

Sevana

Noami Cowan

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

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

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.”

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

U-Roy Award for Best Male Dancehall Artist
Beenie Man

Buju Banton

Bounty Killer

Govana

Popcaan

Best Female Dancehall Artist
D’Angel

Jada Kingdom

Shenseea

Spice

Stefflon Don

Best New Entertainer – Sponsored by IRIE JAM – 360
Alicia Harley – Jamaica

Nailah Blackman- Trinidad

Nomcebo Zikode – South Africa *WINNER

Sevena – Jamaica

Skillibeng – Jamaica

Best Virtual Entertainer of the Year
Agent Sasco

Beenie Man & Bounty Killer – Verzuz

Buju Banton

Capleton

Shatta Wale *WINNER

Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer
Farmer Nappy

Kes

Nadia Batson

Nailah Blackman

Patrice Roberts

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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Best Latin – Reggae Flavor Entertainer
Bad Bunny – Puerto Rico

Daddy Yankee *WINNER

Don Omar

Balvin
Ozuna

Best African Dancehall Entertainer
Buffalo Souljah – South Africa

Shatta Wale – Ghana

Stonebwoy – Ghana

Patoranking – Nigeria

Winky D – Zimbabwe *WINNER

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

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

Best Reggae Rock Entertainer
Gentleman *WINNER

Rebelution Band

SOJA

Slightly Stoopid

Stick Figure

Best Young Entertainer (18 years and under) – Portland Curry Fest
DJ Switch * WINNER

DJ Whitney

Kailash

Wayne J.

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”

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

Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer
Anthony B.

Capleton

Ras Takura * WINNER

Mutabaruka

Kabaka Pyramid

Dennis Brown Award for Most Promising Entertainer
Bugle

Lila Ike

Orisha Sound

Sevana *WINNER

Skillibeng

Best Instrumentalist – Sponsored by 25th Century Radio
Dean Fraser

Kubix

Bongo Herman

Kwame Yeboah *WINNER

Sly & Robbie

Best Sound System/DJ
Dynamq – Africa *WINNER

Little Thunder – Canada

Pink Panther – Jamaica

Tony Matterhorn – Jamaica

Best Caribbean Entertainer – Sponsored by VP Records
Beenie Man

Bounty Killer

Buju Banton

Kes

Sean Paul

Record Producer of the Year – Sponsored by Balloons by Jaki Jade
Chimney Records *WINNER

Dane Ray

Andron “IzyBeats” Cross

Notnice

Rvssian

Comedian of the Year
Chris “Johnny” Daley *WINNER

Ity & Fancy Cat

Majah Hype

Oliver Samuels

Prince Pine

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.

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The CIMG award winning brand activation programme , Kasapreko ‘Alomo Sankwan’ hits back at every Bar & Restaurant in Western , Central , Ashanti and Greater Accra Regions starting this weekend at Weija Scc in Accra with a reloaded edition called Alomo Sankwan Ignite 2021 of the on September 19th, 2021.

The initiative, which takes the form of a tour, will visit some pre-selected Drinking Bars and Restaurants , including London Bar, Highway Joint and Climax it on Sunday at 1+1 Pub , with the goal of entertaining and rewarding consumers of Kasapreko Company Ltd.
Alomo Bitters’ success is traced deep down to the roots of its authentic herbal composition and organic appeal.

Africa’s giant beverage company Kasapreko Company Limited produces over 26 variants of Spirit Liquors, Ciders and Beers , Carbonated Soft Drinks , Wines and water under its portfolio.
The ISO Certified Company and a of Ghana Club 100 is set to break new grounds with consumer reward activations across the country.

According to the organizers of the promotion (Kaya Management Services) , the much-anticipated brand activation programme will treat the residents of McCarthy Hills and Weija Scc to wonderful entertainment, free food and beverages, and good musical performances from Dope Nation, Quamina MP, Kwesi Swat, Fati & Honey Groove Band, and many others.

Event goers would be eligible to win instant prizes ranging from Cash, Mobile Phone, Airtime and other Souvenirs if only the Alomo Bitters “Show Man” spots them drinking any Kasapreko product.

The event will feature your favorite celebrities joining the party train to share Alomo Bitters with fans amidst music and dancing, while you eat the best Ghanaian dishes with friends and family at your favorite local restaurant.

In 2015, the indigenous beverage company, Kasapreko’s Alomo Sankwan was adjudged the brand activation programme of the year 2014 at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIMG) awards.

It was rewarded for positioning Alomo bitters as the number one authentic preferred bitters in Ghana which serves as an appetizer before a good meal and has seen great patronage in the Eastern, Ashanti, Western and Greater Accra regions of Ghana.

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You may have heard of Delta-9 THC, the marijuana extract with psychoactive compound that can get you high and make you feel dizzy and out of control. This is not Delta-9 THC, this is Delta-8 THC. And in this article, we are going to talk about how it works and why it’s the smarter choice for many people. And we are going to do all this without ever mentioning any kind of slang or using any type of drugs or alcohol.

 

– What is it?

 

Delta-8 THC is a kind of cannabis extract that is psychoactive, just like the Delta-9 THC. It does have some psychoactive properties but it’s nowhere near as strong as Delta-9 THC. If you want to know more about this type of drug you should know that it’s considered legal in most countries around the world, and it’s also available in online shops.

 

– What is Delta-8 sold as?

 

You can find it in various forms, all of which are more or less the same. You can get it in the form of pills, sometimes with other substances added to it in order to improve its effects. You can also find them combined with other compounds like Cannabis Sativa and Hemp. In fact, you can even find them mixed together on the same package. Some shops offer you an option to choose which one you prefer most out of the two.

 

– How does it work?

 

Well, as previously mentioned, Delta-8 THC is a psychoactive substance and it will make you feel very euphoric and happy throughout the day. However, unlike the regular Delta-9 THC, this is not a hallucinogenic drug that can change your perception of reality while you are on it. So this means you will be able to function normally without any problem. If you’re trying to improve your mood, you won’t be able to do it if you take this compound but that doesn’t mean it can’t help improve your mood.

 

Delta-8 is also known as the ‘couch lock’ drug and that describes one of its most popular uses. Once you take this substance, you will not feel like doing anything at all and if you somehow force yourself to do something then it won’t be easy for you. Of course, this is a good thing as it will give you the chance to relax and just do nothing for a while.

 

– Which medical conditions can Delta-8 THC help with?

 

As we’ve already said, Delta-8 THC has some psychoactive properties that can affect your mood and create a feeling of euphoria when you are on them. Some people may use it to deal with certain medical conditions like anxiety, PTSD or depression but they should be aware that these are not effective treatments in most cases. What they can do is to help you deal with your symptoms better.

 

– How is it different from Delta-9 THC?

 

Officially, there is no difference between the two compounds, at least not when it comes to the chemical structure and their effects on the body. The only thing that makes them different is their psychoactive properties.

 

– Is it safe?

 

According to the FDA, Delta-8 is safe enough to use as long as you don’t feel any adverse effects from it. However, if you decide to use it, I would recommend that you take extra care with your health at all times and never ignore any possible health issues while using this drug. I would also advice that you exercise caution when using it so as not to become addicted to Delta-9 THC.

 

– Is there any harmful effects?

 

Delta 8thC is a natural product of cannabis that has been carefully extracted using supercritical CO2 extraction methods. It does not contain any type of harmful substances or even contaminants. You can find it in online stores and you can use it freely as long as the daily dose you take doesn’t exceed 20mg of Delta-8 THC. Overdosing might lead to allergies, anxiety, blurred vision and other unpleasant side effects.

 

– How much does it cost?

 

As with any other drug, you will have to pay for it so make sure you’re prepared to spend some money on it. I would advise that you don’t break the bank while buying Delta-8 as there are many other drugs out there that are much more effective than this one.

 

– In conclusion:

 

Because Delta-8 is is s natural product

 

 

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