Zimbabwean reggae and Zimdancehall musician, Winky D, born Wallace Chirimuko has added yet another international award to his cabinet after winning the Best Dancehall Artist 2020 Award at the African Entertainment Awards United States of America (AEAUSA).
In the same awards, Jah Pryzah was in the Entertainer of the Year category while Shasha was in the Best Female Artist category, battling it out with other prominent African artistes.
Winky was battling it out in the same category with Patoranking, Shatta Wale, Bebe Cool, Jose Chameleone and many others.
The AEAUSA awards ceremony is held annually since 2015 in New Jersey with 30 awards being presented to various artists across the continent with the mission to support, celebrate and uplift African Entertainment.
AEAUSA presents over 30 awards during the two-day event and is the only award-giving body to honor practitioners across all crafts and industry sectors, including Entertainment, Entrepreneurship and Community Leadership.
This comes as his newly released song “Reply” from his new album Ragga Mambo Trilogy is trending at Number 2 and with over 380 000 views on Youtube. Below is the full list of 2020 winners:
AFRICAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS, USA 2020 WINNERS
- Best Male Artist: Diamond platinumz
- Best Female Artist: Nandy
- Best Hip Hop/Rap Artist: Elgrande Toto
- Hottest Group: Sauti Sol
- Best Collaboration: Beyonce ft Shatta Wale – King Already
- Best Music Video: Burnaboy – Anybody
- Entertainer of the Year: Eddy Kenzo
- Best Dancer/Group: Fire K Stars
- Best DJ: DJ Sinyorita
- Best Francophone Artist: Soul Bangs
- Best Palop Male Artist: Mr Bow
- Best Palop Female Artist: Yasmine
- Best New Artist: Laycon
- Song of the Year: Master KG – Jerusalema
- Best Upcoming/Local Artist: KG
- Best Male Artist – Central/ West Africa: Stonebwoy
- Best Male Artist – East/South/North Africa: Rayvanny
- Best Female Artist- Central/ West Africa: Yemi Alade
- Best Female Artist – East/South/North Africa: Zahara
- Best African Comedian: Eric Omondi
- Best Gospel Artist: Sinach
- Best Blogger/ Influencer: The Hot Jem
- Best Dance Hall Artist: Winky D
- Best Host TV/ Radio: Douglas Lwanga