This weekend has been very great for Ghanaian dancehall musician Stonebwoy.
While he was thrilling patrons at a sold out UK show with back-to-back hit songs, his name was being mentioned in Nigeria as an award recipient.
Stonebwoy was announced winner at the 2021 AFRIMA as the Best Artiste, Duo or Group, African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall for the fourth time.
Stonebwoy, born Livingstone Etse Satekla, took home the coveted award for the fourth time.
Not only has Stonebwoy won the award four consecutive times but set the record of becoming the first Reggae and Dancehall artiste to win three times in a row.
The dancehall maestro managed to beat big names in Africa like, Shatta Wale (Ghana), A2 Di Fulani (Gambia), Bebe Cool (Uganda), EXQ ft. Tock Vibes (Zimbabwe), Mykey Shewa (Ethiopia), Nutty O (Zimbabwe), Patoranking (Nigeria), Rosa Ree (Tanzania), and Ruger (Nigeria).
He now holds the bragging right as four times “Best Artiste, Duo or Group, African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall” winner and three times in a row (2015, 2018, 2019 and 2021).
Due to covid, the 2020 edition of the All Africa Music Awards(AFRIMA) was cancelled.
Below is a full list of winners at the 2021 AFRIMA…
Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music – Shanah Manjeru
African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music – Iba One
Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African R & B Soul – Nikita Kering
Best Artiste, Duo or Group, African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall – Stonebwoy
Best Artist or Duo in African Dance or Choreography – Flavour, Diamond Platnumz, FallyIpupa
Best Female Artist in the Diaspora – Naomi Achu
Artiste, Duo, or Group in African Pop – Iba One
Best Group – Sauti Sol
Best Collaboration – Wizkid, Tems
Shanah Manjeru was the youngest on the AFRIMA 2021 nominee list.
Best African Rapper Lyricist – Elow’n
Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa – Manal Benchlikha
Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa – Dizzy Dros
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa – Eddy Kenzo
Best Female Artist Central Africa – Shan L
Best Female Artist in East Africa – Nikita Kering
Male Artist Central Africa – Fally Ipupa
Best Male Southern Africa – Blaq Diamond
Best Male Artiste Western Africa – Iba One
Best Song Of The Year – Wizkid, Tems
Best Producer Of The Year – Legendary Beatz
Best Duo African HipHop – Fireboy, Cheque
Best African Dj – Sinyorita
African Fan’s Favorite – Fireboy
AFRIMA Artiste of the Year Award – Wizkid
Album of the Year – Iba One
Song Writer of the Year – Iba One
Best in African Rock – Rash Band