RECORD-SETTING 3/4 MILLION VOTES CAST FOR 37TH INTL REGGAE & WORLD MUSIC AWARDS- IRAWMA!

by IRAWMA

A RECORD SETTING ¾ of A MILLION VOTES CAST FOR 37TH IRAWMA, REGGAE’S BIGGEST MUSIC NIGHT! JAMAICA, MAY 11TH-BEST OF 2018!

Kingston, Jamaica, April 23, 2019: As the poll closed at midnight on Saturday, April 20 the vote count was overwhelming. 768,890 votes cast, with some fans voting in all 32 of competing categories for the 37thAnnual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) .

The 37th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards will be held on Saturday, May 11th, Mother’s Day at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.

Flashback : In the past Volunteers counting 1000s votes. Thanks to the internet and social Media the almost 1 million votes tallied in seconds.

More than 50% of the votes came from the continent of Africa primarily from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Congo and Uganda. Some of the nominees from Africa are in multiple categories or who will be in attendance including Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Diamond Platinum, Akothee, Top One Frissen and Fancy Gadam, among others.

“I am heartened by this overwhelming response and it’s a testament to how much love there is for reggae music worldwide,” said Ephraim Martin, Founder and Executive Producer of IRAWMA.

Burning Spear performing in an IRAWMA T- Shirt

Congolese- African Nominee Top One- Frissen with Ephraim

Only a limited amount of tickets are available for sale to the general public; as the nominees and other celebrities will occupy the lion share of the tickets. These VIP tickets can be obtained at www.irawma.com or at www.touchstoneticketing.com.

The 37th IRAWMA is powered by: Minister of Culture, VP Records, RJRGleaner Group, IRIE FM, Bridge DA Gap, Pegasus Hotel, African spectrum, IrieJam 360, Tradeworks – Jamaica, Dawn Marie & the Wiz, OnStage TV, JSVFest and others.

Contact: Angela Thame 
Telephone: 876-999-7907 or media@irawma.com

This was the beginning of IRAWMA Chicago Music Awards combined – 1982, May 1st.

keeling records & video where you find IRAWMA videos

Flashback with Luciano and Elephant winning multiple Awards

WITH ALMOST 1 MILLION VOTES, WHO WILL BE TAKING HOME IRAWMAWHO WILL BE TAKING HOME IRAWMAS. HOW WILL THE AFRICAN DO WITH THE LION SHARE OF THE VOTING COMING FROM THAT CONTINENT?

Shaggy – nominated in 5 categories

Koffee – nominated in 4 categories

Sean Paul nominated 4 categories

Nominee Fancy Gadam- Ghana rising superstar

African billionaire and multiple nominee Akotee- Kenya

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