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International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA) has unveiled nominations for the 39th edition of the awards. Heavy weights like Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Popcaan, Sarkodie, Burna Boy , Wizkid, Davido, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale and others secured various nominations.
The International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA) was established in 1982 with the task to acknowledge and honor the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music artists, including: songwriters, performers, promoters and musicians.
A total of 33 category winners will be rewarded with 31 been voted for and the rest honorary. The awards will happen on Sunday, May 2, 2021 virtually.
Below is the full list of nominees:
1.Emperor of Reggae & World Music – Hon. Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year

Buju Banton
Koffee
PopCaan
Protoje
Sizzla Kolongi
2. Peter Tosh Award for Recording Artist of the Year – Sponsored by IRIE FM

Buju Banton
Koffee
PopCaan
Protoje
Tarrus Riley
3. Jacob Miller Award for Best Male Vocalist – Sponsored by

Chronixx
Gramps Morgan
Proteje
Romain Virgo
Tarrus Riley
4. Best Female Vocalist – Sponsored by Missyquai Signature Hair www.missyquai.com
Etana
Koffee
Lila Ike
Sevana
Noami Cowan
5. Gregory Isaacs for Best Song – Sponsored by DSE (Downsound Entertainment)
“Blessed”- Buju Banton
“People LIke You” – Gramps Morgan
”Lock Down”- Koffee
“Like Royalty”- Protoje & PopCaan
“Lighter” – Taurus Riley & Shenseea & Rvssian
6. Toots Hibbert Award for Best Album/CD – By MCGES (Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sports)
“Upside Down- Buju Banton
“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
7. Best Crossover Song
 
“People Like You” – Gramps Morgan
“Don’t Walk Away”- John Legend, featuring Koffee
”Party Next Door” – PopCaan, featuring Drake
“I Don’t Know Why” – Rvissian, featuring Shenseea, Swae Lee and Young Tug
”Slow Down”- Ship Marley and “H.E.R.”
8. Best Gospel Song
 
“Forgiveness”- Eddie Neblett
“People Like You” – Gramps Morgan
”Carry Me” – Kevin Downswell
“Watch Over Me” – Jermaine Edwards
“I’m Gonna Trust You” – Judith Gayle
9. U-Roy Award for Best Male Dancehall Artist
 
Beenie Man
Buju Banton
Bounty Killer
Govana
Popcaan
10. Best Female Dancehall Artist
D’Angel
Jada Kingdom
Shenseea
Spice
Stefflon Don
11. Best New Entertainer – Sponsored by
 IRIE JAM – 360
Alicia Harley – Jamaica
Nailah Blackman- Trinidad
Nomcebo Zikode – South Africa
Sevena – Jamaica
Skillibeng – Jamaica
12. Best Virtual Entertainer of the Year
 
Agent Sasco
Beenie Man & Bounty Killer – Verzuz
Buju Banton
Capleton
Shatta Wale
13. Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer
 
Farmer Nappy
Kes
Nadia Batson
Nailah Blackman
Patrice Roberts
14. Best Dancehall Stagecraft Entertainer – Sponsored by Onstage TV Winford Williams
 
Agent Sasco
Beenie Man & Bounty Killer- Verzuz Battle
Buju Banton
Desta Daps
Sizzla Kalonji
Spice
15. Best Latin – Reggae Flavor Entertainer
Bad Bunny – Puerto Rico
Daddy Yankee
Don Omar
J. Balvin
Ozuna
16. Best African Dancehall Entertainer

Buffalo Souljah – South Africa
Shatta Wale – Ghana
Stonebwoy – Ghana
Patoranking – Nigeria
Winky D – Zimbabwe
17. 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
19. 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
“Don’t Walk Away”- Koffee – featuring John Legend
“Love Mi Ladies“ – Oryane – featuring Sean Paul
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20. Best Reggae Rock Entertainer
Gentleman

Rebelution Band
SOJA
Slightly Stoopid
Stick Figure
21. Best Young Entertainer (18 years and under) – Portland Curry Fest
 
DJ Switch
DJ Whitney
Kailash
Wayne J.
22. Best Music Video
 
Buju Banton “Blessed”
Master KG, featuring Nomcebo- “Jerusalema”
Sevana – “ Mango”
Taurus Riley & Shenseea “Lighter”
Sean Paul- “Love Me Ladies”
*The Wailers, featuring Skip Marley, Farruko, Shaggy and Cedella Marley- “One World” ( P 4 of 6)
23. Mutabaruka Award for Best Poet/Spoken Word Entertainer
 
Antonia Valaire, Aka Christina Williams
Malachi Smith
Richie Innocent
Vachi Kepwe Di Poet – Zimbabwe
Wise Wurdz
24. Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer

Anthony B.
Capleton
Ras Takura
Mutabaruka
Kabaka Pyramid
25. Dennis Brown Award for Most Promising Entertainer

Bugle
Lila Ike
Orisha Sound
Sevana
Skillibeng
26. Best Instrumentalist – Sponsored by 25th Century Radio

Dean Fraser
Kubix
Bongo Herman
Kwame Yeboah
Sly & Robbie
27. Best Sound System/DJ
 
Dynamq – Africa
Little Thunder – Canada
Pink Panther – Jamaica
Tony Matterhorn – Jamaica
28. Best Caribbean Entertainer – Sponsored by VP Records
 
Beenie Man
Bounty Killer
Buju Banton
Kes
Sean Paul
29. Record Producer of the Year – Sponsored by Balloons by Jaki Jade
 
Chimney Records
Dane Ray
Andron “IzyBeats” Cross
Notnice
Rvssian
30. Comedian of the Year
 
Chris “Johnny” Daley
Ity & Fancy Cat
Majah Hype
Oliver Samuels
Prince Pine
31. Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award Nominees

Bounty Killer
Buju Banton
Sharon Wiles
Sonia Patterson- Portland Curry Fest.

SPECIAL AWARDS, NO VOTING REQUIRED

32. Special: Philanthropist Award  

         * Josef Bogdanovich

33. Inductee (s) IRAWMA Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award                                    

         * Ziggy Marley (40+ years)

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