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Bounty Killer Hailed by IRAWMA

Bounty Killer Hailed by IRAWMA

Dancehall artist Bounty Killer was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA). Hosted at Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston JA, on Sunday 7 May 2023, the event celebrated 40 years of existence. Something that was noted by numerous artists including Bounty Killer, who honored the event in his acceptance speech.

With the objective to acknowledge and honor the accomplishments and contributions of entertainers in various categories of reggae and world music. The ceremony looks to promote greater participation and acceptance of Reggae, Caribbean, African and other World Music internationally.

2023 marks Bounty Killers ‘ 30-year contribution to dancehall and reggae, solidifying the artist’s legendary status. Recognized as a game changer Bounty has also paved the way and introduced many other exemplary artists into the industry including Busy Signal, Vybz Kartel Tommy Lee Sparta and Mavado.

Bounty Killer, Dexta Daps, Baby Cham - Slow Motion (Official Music Video)

In his acceptance speech. Bounty hailed the event as well as pointing out that it meant a lot more to him than winning a Grammy. To be fair, there is merit in his comment, granted the award is recognition from his homeland.

“It’s not easy to keep these things going. Even in the pandemic, these people make sure they recognize who to be reckon. So Jamaica, let’s support us. Everybody excited bout di Grammy… but I rather; this ain’t no drama!” he rhymed. “Forty years; hold dat!”

“I’m feeling elated and honored thanks to the IRAWMA Awards for this Lifetime Achievement Award and for recognizing my dedication and contribution to this culture Salute.”

Echoing the sentiments of IRAWMA we too at Riddimsworld recognize and salute Bounty for all his endeavours with regard to music and look forward to more. If there were to be a premier league of Dancehall artists, Bounty would definitely feature in the top 10, but that is a discussion for another day.

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