Yaou Mensah Agbenou , popularly known by his nickname Poet Ishmael won the Male Poet Of The Year award given last week by Wordplay Awards in Ghana.
Known for his controversial pieces, Poet Ishmael of Togolese origin became known in Ghana since 2017 through many poetic works recorded in several languages.
Among them are “Beyond Aid” (In English, French, Ewe, Twi and German) and “Dromo” another slam by the polyglot writer recommended by the award-winning fashion designer Grunberry to illustrate his artistic work “Dromo”.
Mensah Agbenou who is also a journalist, being on mission during this period of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, could not participate in the award ceremony. However, he reacted on social media following the announcement of the results.
Below is the list of other winners of Wordplay Awards 2022.
CATEGORY – Discovery Of The Year
CATEGORY – Collaboration Of The Year
WINNER: Nana Kofi
CATEGORY – Gospel Piece Of The Year
WINNER: Qwaku Agyeman-freedom
CATEGORY – Political Piece Of The Year
WINNER: Nana Kofi – Mr Politician
CATEGORY – Video Of The Year
WINNER: Ayiku Degang – Letter To My Ex
CATEGORY – High School/tertiary Artiste
WINNER: Kwame Shelta
CATEGORY – Female Poet Of The Year
WINNER: Ekuba Ezia
CATEGORY – Male Poet Of The Year
WINNER: Poet Ishmael
CATEGORY – Golden Voice Of The Year
CATEGORY – Play/drama/ Tv Series Of The Year
WINNER: Form 3D
CATEGORY – Playwright Of The Year
WINNER: Prince Von Xola Bismark
CATEGORY – Promoter Of The Year
WINNER: Laud De Poet
CATEGORY – Artiste Of The Year
WINNER: Rhyme Sonny