Ghana’s Shatta Wale wins NEA awards for the Best African Act category for the second time
Dance hall artiste Shatta Wale, won the best African Act award at this year’s edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA). The event which took place in New York, USA, saw tons of African artistes across the globe who came to grace the annual event.
Shatta won the 2016 African Male Artist (Non Nigerian/Africa) award. The ‘kakai’ hit maker competed alongside other A- list artistes from Africa including; Stonebwoy [Ghana], Bisa Kdei [Ghana], Sarkodie [Ghana], FA [Liberia], Sauti Sol [Kenya], Deng [Liberia], Papa Denis [Kenya] and Eric Gbeso [Liberia].
Shatta Wale wins NEA awards for the second time since its inception. It can be recalled that the ‘Mahama Paper’ hitmaker won the same category in 2014, after bagging the Artiste of the year at the Ghana Music Awards. The delighted Shatta Movement (SM) boss took to social media to express his excitement.
On his Facebook page, he wrote, “We won the best African act NEA Awards. Thanks to Almighty God and my management team boogie down Nima hasheem for all the support…”
The Nigerian Entertainment Awards which was established in 2006, is a platform where African entertainers are recognised in a variety of categories, for their contributions to the entertainment industry.
Shatta’s newly achieved feat truly, cannot be contested, as he is widely known for his creative and outstanding approach to music. Charles Nii Armah Mensah better known on stage as Shatta Wale, has become a demi god in the Ghanaian entertainment industry. Shatta Wale who is also known as the ‘dance hall king’ (a name he proclaimed himself, following the release of his hit song ‘Dance Hall King’), has become a house hold name in Ghana, as well as an inspiration to up and coming artistes.
The producer and reggae-dancehall artiste who just concluded his peace tour in August, has at every given opportunity, advised fans to work hard and remain focused, as that is the secret to success.