Bounty Killer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at IRAWMA 2023

Bounty Killer won the Reggae and Dancehall Icon Award to 2023 IRAWMA.

Bounty Killer added another International Reggae and World Music Award to his collection at the annual awards ceremony this weekend. The dancehall mogul received the Reggae/Dancehall Icon Award. IRAWMAwho celebrated his 40th birthday on Sunday, has been hailed by Bounty Killer over the years, and last night was no different.

During his acceptance speech, Bounty Killer spoke lyrically about the Jamaican awards show, encouraging viewers to look forward to his staging each year, the same way one would look forward to the Grammys and Emmys. Awards.

“It’s not easy to make these things last,” Bounty Killer said as he accepted his award. “Even in the pandemic, these people make sure they recognize who to recognize. So listen, Jamaica, let’s support each other. Everyone’s excited about the Grammys, Emmys, and Nommys, but listen, IRAWMA! It’s not a drama. Forty years! Wul dat,” the Grammy-winning dancehall star said.

Bounty Killer’s on-stage tribute comes a week after the dancehall star said The star how happy he was to be nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award, which he reportedly said was “better than a Grammy.” Bounty told the publication, “I’m honored to be nominated for this Lifetime Achievement Award. It feels good to be recognized for my contribution to music that I truly love. In all I give thanks to God , my mother, Mrs. Ivy, and I couldn’t have done it without my leadership team led by my friend and manager Paul ‘Bankey’ Giscombe.

The Reggae/Dancehall Icon Award recipient continued, “I am grateful and appreciate the recognition for my hard work and success in keeping dancehall music alive and paving the way for new generations to come. I feel like it takes a big responsibility to stay focused, and that happens musically and otherwise, because you have to behave with a certain level of integrity. It’s a blessing, but at the same time it helps you stay grounded and focused. THANKS, IRAWMA, for this great honor. It’s really appreciated,” he said.

Bounty also shared a special backstage laugh rhyme moment with Spice as they basked in the glory of their respective award shows. The Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta star, wearing a stunning royal blue dress, picked up the trophy for Dancehall World Queen. Spice and Bounty Killer are definitely on the same page when it comes to the value of this distinction. During his acceptance speech, Spice expressed his gratitude to everyone who supported his career, including Killer himself, and said the award was a big deal. “It’s a very big thing, it’s not a small thing. It’s a really big thing,” Spice said.

The directory International Reggae and World Music Awards took place on Sunday, May 7 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.

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