Jamaican Diva and international reggae star Etana walked away with three awards at the 34th Annual International and World Music Awards (IRAWMA)held in Fort Lauderdale Florida.
She won awards in the categories of Best Female Vocalist of the year and song of the year. She also took home the Marcus Garvey humanitarian award for her charity work, advocacy on behalf of better lives for the people of Africa and spirit of volunteerism.
“I have so many awards throughout my career, but I never got one for Song of the Year so I am pleased about that. I am proud of all of my awards because it shows that my work has not gone unnoticed,” she said.
Etana topped Billboard’s Reggae album chart with her fourth studio album, ‘I Rise’, the first time in 17 years a female artiste had accomplished that feat. She held the top spot for four weeks, before returning to the top 10 in February and again in June of this year in the weeks following her successful US west coast tour.
Established in 1982, IRAWMA acknowledges the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music artistes, songwriters, performers and promoters.