World renowned dub poet and radio presenter Mutabaruka has been named the recipient of IRIE FM’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
The ceremony will be held on March 24, at the Kingston Technical High School.
Mutabaruka during the Africa Forum on Sunday with the Ka’Bu Ma’at Kheru revealed that he was pleasantly surprised.
The IRIE FM Lifetime Achievement Award first awarded in February 2017, is awarded annually to a Jamaican distinguished by a body of work that demonstrates outstanding and exceptional leadership, dedication and achievement nationally and globally, and who has shown exceptional leadership in industry advancement.
It also recognizes a Jamaican who has dedicated his/her life to a worthy cause or given to the community/nation in a major way.
Dr. Jimmy Cliff was the first recipient of IRIE FM’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, and Bunny Wailer received the award in 2018.