Rocky Dawuni, a Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and record producer, has discussed his continued success on the global stage despite the fact that most
Ghanaians have not yet completely appreciated his work at home despite receiving three Grammy nominations.
Originality should be the driving concept for all Ghanaian musicians, according to the Reggae and Afrobeat artist, but sadly, “copy and paste” has become the standard for the bulk of them.
In a recent interview with Citi TV, Rocky acknowledged the significance a nomination provides to any musician’s line of work but advised against taking it for granted.
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He claimed that the reason for his nominations’ consistency was that he maintained his originality, which had given him a recognizable musical persona.
There is a lot of confusion because, as you would understand, a Grammy nomination is for an entire body of work. As a result, there is a distinction between being nominated for a Grammy and also having a song on an album receive the honor.
However, despite your contribution to the song, you are not a nominee. But I’m not the one saying it; check out the nominees on the Academy website instead,” he said.
“I think that sometimes…being featured on a song is a tremendous achievement, it’s really great,” continued Rocky Dawuni.
But we also need to acknowledge that we can’t just make up rules here and apply them.
“I observe some of our media outlets failing to exercise due diligence, which degrades the credibility of the media outlet if it uses information that is not accurate.
Because of the Grammy’s worth, we must maintain it so that people continue to aspire for it.
Rocky Dawuni said, “It’s not something that I want to accomplish like I am a nominee or something like that.
In addition, he mentioned Nana Kwame Ampadu and Ampofo Agyei as having had a significant impact on his craft.
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