Dance hall Artiste, Shatta Wale emerged as the Best African Act [Non-Nigerian/African] at the 2016 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards [NEA] in New York City.
Shatta Wale wrote on Twitter: “We won the best African act NEA Awards. Thanks to Almighty God and my management team boogie down Nima hasheem for all the support…”
He won the award in a category that featured acts like Stonebwoy [Ghana], Bisa Kdei [Ghana], Sarkodie [Ghana], FA [Liberia], Sauti Sol [Kenya], Deng [Liberia], Papa Denis [Kenya] and Eric Gbeso [Liberia].
The NEA Awards was established in 2006 in New York and focuses on the contributions of African entertainers to the entertainment industry, recognizing who continues to make an impact in our immediate communities in Nigeria or extended communities in the diaspora.