Shatta Wale won ‘Best DanceHall Act’ award at the 2016 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA)  held over the weekend in Dallas, Texas, United States of America.

The “African Dancehall King” beat competition from Stonebwoy, Samini, Burna Boy, Buffola Soldier, Timaya and Patoranking to win the award.

The award scheme, organizers say “is the sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including but not limited to: Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.”

It was hosted by Nigerian Comedian BasketMouth and Reality TV Star Cynthia Bailey.

Full list of winners below. 

Best Male West Africa – Olamide

Best Female West Africa – Efya

Best Male North Africa  – Amr Diab

Best Female North Africa – Ibtissam Tiskat

Best Dj Africa – Dj D’Ommy

Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz

Best Female East Africa – Akothee

Best African Dj USA – Dj Dee Money

Best Male Central Africa – c4 Pedro

AFRIMMA Video of The Year – Brother Brother – Bisa Kdei

Best Female Central Africa – Daphne

Music Producer of the Year – Masterkraft

Best Male South Africa – AKA

Best African Dancer – Brenda Derry

Best Female Southern Africa – Chikune

Best Rap Act – Phyno

Best African Group – Sauti Sol

Best Collaboration Award- Reggea Blues , Harrysong, Kcee

Crossing Boundaries with Music – Wizkid

Song of The Year – Tekno – Duro

Best Gospel Act- Willy Paul

Artist of The Year – Flavour

Best Newcomer – Harmonize

Best Dancehall Act – Shatta Wale

Best Video Director – Patrick Elis

Caribbean Artist of The Year – Machel Montano

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