Shatta Wale beats Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, others to win Best African Act at 2016 NEA
Shatta Wale has beaten three of his fellow Ghanaian artistes and others to emerge the Best African Act (Non-Nigerian/African) category at this year’s edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA).
The dancehall king beat competition from Stonebwoy (Ghana), Bisa Kdei (Ghana), Sarkodie (Ghana), FA (Liberia), Sauti Sol (Kenya), Deng (Liberia), Papa Denis (Kenya) and Eric Gbeso (Liberia).
Shatta Wale, whose real name is Charles Nii Armah Mensah, posted on his Facebook page to announce the award. In the post, he wrote, “We won the best African act NEA Awards. Thanks to Almighty God and my management team boogie down Nima hasheem for all the support…”
The NEA Awards was established in 2006 in New York. It focuses on the contributions of African entertainers to the entertainment industry.