BET vs IRAWMA – Which of these two awards makes an artist more superior in terms of career achievements?


The 39th edition of the International Reggae & World Music Awards shortly known as IRAWMA came off yesterday and there were big wins for some Ghanaian acts.

Shatta Wale was adjudged Virtual Entertainer of the year beating the likes of Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Agent Sasco and some highly respected Reggae/Dancehall icons.

Sarkodie even though the awards scheme is well known to be one that recognizes Artist from the Reggae/Dancehall genre was also able to pull one off for Ghana with his Black Love Concert winning Best virtual Showcase/Concert of the year.

This were great achievements for the Ghanaian Entertainment scene, however Stonebwoy who is regarded by many as the Real Dancehall Ruler in the continent was unable to grab any award despite his genre rival Shatta Wale not only ending the show with an award but also billed to perform at the awards show.

Shatta Wale fan’s instead of Focusing on celebrating their victory decided to do that with a dig to the Camp of Stonebwoy. The BHIM nation squad are also hitting back with reference to the artist winning BET awards, a stage the SM Boss has never mounted.

As much as all awards are good recognitions for an artists brand, there are some that are way above others and this comes down to our question, “Between BET award and the IRAWMA, which of them makes an artist more superior interms of career achAchievements.”


Stonebwoy has already won some IRAWMA awards and his most recent victory came when he was declared the Best African Reggae/Dancehall Entertainer at the 2020 edition of the Awards.Now this is where our question comes.

Stonebwoy also has a BET award in his cabinet after winning Best International Act in the African Category at the 2015 BET awards.

In Terms of the IRAWMA, Shatta Wale has won 6 in total including yesterdays victory.

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