Ghanaian rapper, Denning Edem Hotor Edem, known on stage as Edem has won the Best International Act-Africa at 2015 Black Canadian Awards.
The ‘Koene’ hit singer beat Mafikizolo (South Africa), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), Oritse Femi (Nigeria), and Teeyah (Ivory Coast) to win the award.
The rapper thanked God and Ghanaians for their support which he said helped him emerge victorious at the event.
He posted on Instagram: “Thank God…..Thank you Ghana #blackcanadianawards#Edem #vrmg #gogetem #internationalact”
The star-studded awards night, at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, Canada Saturday night witnessed some exciting performances from Leila Dey, Lisa Banton, Lorraine Scott and Jay Harmony and a host of others.
Edem continues to reap the fruits of his hugely successful album, ‘Books & Rhymes’, He is adding the Black Canadian Awards trophy to those he bagged at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
The album won him ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Afro-Pop Song of the Year’ and ‘Best Music Video of the Year’ at the April 11 awards at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
Other winners at the 2015 Black Canadian Awards included Destra Garcia of Trinidad who won Best International Act Caribbean for the second year in a role, Emmanuel Jal, won Best African Style Artist, and Elijha Hammill won for Best Male Actor.
Amanda Brugel was adjudged Best Female Actor, Lisa Banton won Best RnB Act, Dan-e-o won Best Hip Hop Act, KellyLee Evans won Best Jazz/Soul Act, while Best Urban Dance went to Shameka Blake.
The others are Tasha T, who won Best Caribbean Style Artist, Donnett Thompson-Hall won Best Gospel Artist, Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir won Best Gospel Group, DJ Mel Boogie won for Best DJ, and Trish won Best Pop Artist.
The rest are, Artist on the Rise was won by Flo from Winnipeg, Spoken Word went to Dwayne Morgan, Latoya Forever won Best Entertainer, Scott Laurie won Best Media Personality, Beni Boo won Fashion, Best Blogger winner was ThePurrr by PepperBrooks, Lawrence Kerr won Best photography and The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill won Best Writer & Literary work.