Nkulee Dube tops the List of Nominees for the 31st IRAWMA Awards

South African Nkulee Dube, daughter of the late reggae star Lucky Dube top the list of nominees in six categories for the 31st International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), Although, CNN earlier broke the news of her nomination, no one knew that she was the top nominee. She became the first non-Caribbean entertainer to have been nominated in that many categories. She is selected for; Best Female Vocalist, Best Song, Best Album, Best Video, Best New Entertainer and Most Promising Entertainer.

She is followed by Tarrus Riley and Mavado, each with four nods. Damian Marley, Third World, Queen Ifrika, Stephen Marley, Fab 5, Ziggy Marley and Machel Montano, each picked up three honors. Other multiple nominees includes: Freddy McGregor, Jimmy Cliff, Laza Morgan, Marcia Griffiths, I-Octane, Sean Paul, BeenieMan, Tiana, The Green, Rihanna, Shaggy, Richie Spice, Protoje, Gentleman, Spice, Alison Hinds, Calypso Rose and Kes the Band. Visit www.irawma.com for the complete list of all the nominees. There you can vote for the winners, purchase tickets, advertise in the Awards magazine and/or become a supporting sponsor.

This year the Awards categories have been reduced from 44 to 30, but allowed up to seven nominees per category. The deadline for voting at www.irawma.com is May 15, 2012.

The official worldwide announcement was made from Jamaica and Chicago, this Monday morning on CVM TV and Martins TV. It will again be seen live Saturday, May 24, 2012 on
On Stage TV- CVM Station with live streaming on www.onstagetv.com; also on CEEN TV- Cablevision platform in New York Tri-states area.

Nkulee Dube’s Ready to release her Debut Album WorlWide


No female artist has managed to fuse ethno-soul, jazz with reggae in one song as this 25-year old singer, songwriter,
performer, Nkulee Dube has done in such a short space of time since entering this challenging and yet exciting

Born to the family of a music legend, Nkulee Dube has big shoes to fi ll to preserve and sustain the name of her late
father, Lucky Dube. A powerful performer, just like her father – Nkulee is the one to watch. She glides and slides with
ease in between her songs as she traverses between ragga and ethno-soul as if she was born on stage.
Since the release of her debut album in June 2011 the demand for Nkulee Dube has seen her touring 4 continents
and performing to critical acclaim both locally and internationally. Between June 2011 and January 2012, she has
performed 25 shows in the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, and the South Pacific


28 May 2011 – Africa Day Festival – Johannesburg (South Africa)

05 June 2011 – International Africa Festival – Germany (Europe)

25 June 2011 – Ugu Festival – Durban (South Africa)

13 –30 July – USA&Canada Tour (North America)

01 – 14 Aug 2011 – Germany&Austria Tour (Europe)

09 Sept 2011 – Africa Unite Concert – Johannesburg (South Africa)

26 Dec 2011 – MTN Jazz Festival – Durban, (South Africa)

24- 29 Jan 2012 – Raggamuffi n Festival – New Zealand (Asia Pacifi c)

10 March 2012 – Reggae On The Rise Festival – Johannesburg (South Africa)

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