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Ghanaian Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has been named as one of 50 individuals and brands who will be honoured at the 2018 edition of the Obaland Royal Awards in Nigeria.
Wale will receive a ‘Best Song of King Ewuare II‘ award for his song Shatta Story.
The awards scheme was established on December 17, 1993.
It is put together by the Obaland Academy Board Members and the Edo Reggae Festival Inc. (ERF.INC) in conjunction with the Commissioner of Arts and Culture, Hon. Osazee Ero.
The Obaland Award antique plaque is said to be worth 34 million dollars by palace chiefs, anthropologies and Art critics. It was designed by the renowned Igun vory of Benin Empire for King Ewuare II.
Sizzla, Queen Ifrica, Chronixx, , Jah Cure,Sean Paul, and Damian Marley are some of the other personalities who will be honoured.
Full list of honourees below.
- Queen Ifrica – Montego Bay – Best Female Humanitarian, Best International
female Reggae artist- 2018 , Mother of good message (Honor)
- Jah Cure – The Cure – Most played in Benin city 2018 (Honor)
- Chronixx – Chronology – Best Obaland Artist -2018 (Honor)
- Capleton – More Fire – Best Obaland Reggae legend – 2018 (Honor)
Damian Marley – Stony Hill – Best song of King Ewuare II & wives -.2018- (Honor)
- Shatta Wale – Shatta Story – Best song of King Ewuare II – 2018 (Honour)
- Ziggy Marley -Ziggy Marley (Most famous Artist in Benin city) – 2018(Honor)
- The Mandators – Power of the People – Africa Reggae Legend – (Honor)
- Busy Signal – Reggae Music Again – Most inspiring artiste in Africa (Honor)
- Sean Paul – Dutty Rock – Most famous Dancehall legend in Africa – 2018 (Honor)
- Jah9 – 9 – International Best Female reggae artist 2018 (Honour)
- Christopher Martin – Big Deal – Best Inspiring Artist – 2018 (Honor)
- Romain Virgo – Lifted – Best lovers rock singer 2018 (Honor)
- Anthony B – Most downloaded Reggae in Benin City – Honour 2018
Sizzla: Rastafari – Jamaica most played artist in Edo State 2018- (Honor)
- Mathew Iduoriyekemwen – Best Edo State Philanthropist -2018 (Honor)
- Capt. Dr Hosa Wells Okunbo JP – Edo State Peace Ambassador – Honor
- Ben Priest – Yes You Can – Nigeria best reggae songwriter 2018 -(Honor)
- Winning Jah – To Whom It May Concern – Best Edo state/Diaspora Philanthropist, Best africa reggae artiste -2018 (Honor)
- Dyckoy- Gbogbotigbo – Africa Best Rapper- 2018 (Honor)
- Naxis Dg – Ese – Best Nigeria Afrobeat song writer -2018- Honors
- Daddy Fresh – Thank You Jehova – Africa best vocal – 2018 – (Honor)
- Eedris Abdulkareem – Africa Best Peace Activist -2018 (Honour)
- Megalpoint TV – Best Diaspora Entertainment Company (Torino) 2018 – (Honor)
- Sonia Aimy – Edo State/Diaspora best female humanitarian-2018 (Honor)
- OBA Of Benin – Ewuare II of Benin – Father of the year -2018 (Honor)
- Lucky Omosigho – Jmarvis Celebrity Magazine /Obaland Magazine) Best entertainment reporter of the Year (Honour)
- Stephen Marley – Made In Africa ft. Wale, The Cast of Fela -(Best Educating Reggae Artist) 2018 (Honour)
- Maja Spencer- Best Inspiring author, best serbian singer 2018 (Honor)
- VP Records – Best International record label -2018 (Honor)
- VPAL Music – Best Global music service 2018 (Honor)
- Akaz Studio (France) Best recordings of the Year (Honor)
- Tiken Jah Fakoly – Best Africa music of the Year (Honor)
- RAPHAEL – (Italy) Best Diaspora Reggae act of the Year (Honor)
- Baba Sissoko (Mali) Best Africa Jazz musician of the Year (Honor)
- The Wrammers (Spain-Italy) Best music group of the year 2018 (Honor)
- Mohammed_Lai – Best African Minister of Information and Culture (Honour)
- Jah Tea -Vanity – Best Africa Reggae song of the Year 2018 (Honour)
- Edo International Reggae Festival – Best organised Africa annual event (Honour)
- Oligbese – Nigeria Best artist manager 2018 (Honour)
- Amb. Osayomore Joseph – Best Africa Highlife musician 2018 (Honor)
- Seun Kuti – Nigeria best Afrobeat, Africa most creative singer- 2018 (Honor)
- Evi Edna Ogholi – Happy Birthday – Africa best female reggae legend -2018 (Honor)
- King Wadada – OMINIPOTENT GOD – Best Gospel Reggae 2018 (Honor)
- Rymzo – SHOW SOME LOVE – Best African acoustic reggae singer (Honor)
- Sir Victor Uwaifo – Best Africa music legend 2018 (Honor)
- Reggaeville.com – Best online Reggae magzine 2018 – (Honor)
- Ooni of Ife – Truthful King (Honour)
- BBC News pidgin – Best International News/ journalists of the Year (2018)
- Black Wonder – Best music critic of the year 2018 (Honour)
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