The 2018 version of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) successfully took place at the Accra International Conference Centre with an awards celebration.
The famous awards which were folded with three days activities including a free concert on Thursday night at the Independence Square finally came off on Saturday, 24th of November at the country’s capital.
Although most of the remarkable players in the Ghanaian music industry managed to pick up some awards, SM fand BHIM fans just seized the opportunity to prove which of them is a better artist at the main awards ceremony when nominees for the Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Ragga, Reggae and Dancehall category were mentioned
It didn’t matter that it was a night to celebrate African music and honour its artists, it was obvious it was a straight the fight between Ghana’s Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
The thunderous cheers that greeted the mention of their names set another battleground for the two rivals to assert their supremacy in the genre.
However, Stonebwoy and his BHIM fans emerged winners in that category as they beat a strong contest not only from his rival, Shatta Wale but the other notable names such as Nigeria’s Burna Boy, Patoranking, Diamond Platnumz, DJ Moh Green, Jah Prayzah, Roberto, Sauti Sol, Van and Ghana’s MzVee.
In his appreciation message that obviously sought to ‘shade’ Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy accorded ‘respect’ to the other contenders by mentioning all but Shatta Wale’s name and ended with a solidarity message for his “brother from another mother”. A statement that elicited deafening laughter from patrons.