The 2021 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) happened on Sunday, May 16th. The event streamed live on IRAWMA YouTube channel, On Stage TV Youtube channel, Irie FM and PBC Jamaica.
Viewed by thousands of reggae and world music fans across the globe-Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia. It is the fans, over 100.000, who determined the winners, via public voting.
Most votes came in from continental Africa. With fans voting in huge force for their favorite artists in each category. The grand event featured live performances by both veteran artists and artists on the rise.
IRAWMA Top Winners:
Emperor of Reggae & World Music-Hon. Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year-Buju Banton
Toots Hibbert Award for Best Album/CD-“Upside Down”-Buju Banton
Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award- Buju Banton
Peter Tosh Award for Recording Artist of the Year-Koffee
Best Female Vocalist -Koffee
Gregory Isaacs Award for Best Song-“Lock Down”-Koffee
U-Roy Award for Best Male DJ/Rapper-Popcaan
Best Crossover Song “Party Next Door”-Popcaan featuring Drake
Best R&B/Hip Hop Collaboration Reggae Song- “Twist”-Drake and Popcaan
Best New Entertainer- Nomcembo Zikcode(South Africa)
Best Afrobeat Entertainer-Master KG, Featuring Nomcembo Zikode(South Africa)
Best Music Video-“Jerusalem”-Master KG, featuring Nomcembo Zokode(South Africa)