The 5th Annual African entertainment awards USA took place at the Kupfrian Hall Jim Wise theater N.J.I.T in New Jersey over the weekend with several awards handed out to entertainers and activists from Africa and the diaspora.
Ghana’s Stonebwoy won two awards on the night. The Ololo hitmaker won the Best Male Artiste of the Year and went on to win the Best Video of the Year with his Kpo K3k3 Video directed by Babs Direction. Sarkodie and Shatta Wale picked up the nods for Best Hiphop and Best Dancehall respectively. The three Ghanaian stars were not present to pick up their awards.
Blogger par excellence, Ameyaw Debrah was present to pick up his award for Best Blogger/Influencer. Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo beat African entertainers like Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Nigeria’s Davido, Shatta Wale, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage to the ultimate African Entertainer of the Year nod.
Kenzo, who is on a tour in the US, in his acceptance speech thanked his fans for standing by him in his career.
He said, “I dedicate this award to all my fans, to all my people who know the struggle. My name is Eddie Kenzo a very strong boy, street kid and ghetto man but working hard to make a big impression. I dedicate this to all East African people, thank you so much for the support.
AEAUSA was established in New Jersey USA to support, celebrate and uplift African Entertainment. It uses entertainment as a platform, to showcase an Africa that is united, self-sufficient, and willing, and able to evoke social change that matters most in the communities of Africans all over the world.