Shatta Wale Wins BIG At 3 Music Awards ’19
Shatta wale has shut his critics again by showing he is still the crowd favorite when it comes to entertainment in Ghana. The second edition of 3 Music Awards which was held at the Fantasy Dome last Saturday saw Shatta Wale sweep home 8 awards.
As the opening Act, Shatta Wale stormed the stage levitating on a metallic mat etched with 3MusicAwards logo, he gave out an electrifying performance.
Apart from being the first to perform, Shatta Wale became the first artiste to win an award this year at any Music Awards Competition. His ‘Gringo’ song was adjudged the ‘Viral Song of the Year’. The floodgates were opened after that and the Dancehall act’s awards sweep-fest begun.
He won other categories including ‘Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year’, ‘Reggae/Dancehall Act of the Year’, ‘Digital Act of the Year’, ‘Video of the Year’ among others.
When he was announced as the last award recipient of the night ‘Music Man of the Year (Male Act of the Year), a fulfilled Shatta Wale in his acceptance speech said, “When I say Shatta Movement, say for life…Father God, I thank you for this award. I thank you for this long journey, I have been in this industry for over 15 years now, I’ve never picked the ‘Man of the Year’ like this but I thank God that I’m standing here today and I have the strength and it’s all about wisdom and understanding…”
Even though Shatta Wale dominated the 2019 edition of the 3 Music Awards, the second edition of the Awards Show also saw other deserving artistes walk home with awards, Kuami Eugene won “Highlife Act Of The Year” and “Highlife Song Of The Year” awards and King Promise won “Hiplife Song Of The Year” awards with CCTV among other winners.
President of Bhimnation, Stonebwoy won three awards including ‘Afrobeats Song of the Year’ for ‘Bawasaaba’, ‘Album of the Year’, for ‘Epistles of Mama’ and ‘Most Streamed Artiste on Boomplay’ award.
Veteran highlife musician Obuoba J.A. Adofo and music producer Mark Okraku Mantey also received Honorary Awards whiles legendary gospel musician Prof. Kofi Abraham was celebrated considering the fact that he has been doing music since the 1970s and with over 30 albums to his credit.
The Music Night aside the opening Act of Shatta Wale also witnessed performances from the likes of Kofi Mole, Cina Soul, Tulenkey, Qwamina MP, Eddhe Khae and several others. It was hosted by Lexis Bill and Cookietee and Andy Dosty behind the turntables.