I am not obliged to bring home a Grammy; I’ve paved the way for others to do so- Rocky Dawuni
Rocky Dawuni, a Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter, and musician of reggae music, claims he is not required to win an award.
He claims that through his numerous nominations over the years, he has paved the way for Ghanaian artists to perform at the Grammy Awards; as a result, he is leaving it up for grabs for any deserving artist.
At the recently concluded Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Awards, Rocky said that Ghana has many opportunities to learn from legends who have left a legacy. He was speaking in an interview with Zeinat of Ameyaw TV.
The artist explained, “The thing is that I am not obligated; the way has already been opened; I have created nominations, and now Ghanaian artists are getting the opportunity, and it is open for every and any artist; it is really not about me or someone; we just need to create a credible opportunity, and then one of us or some of us, one of our musicians, can go grab it; it could be me, it could be somebody else.”
Rocky Dawuni is confident that Ghana will reap significant benefits from its people’s labour in a few years.
He predicted that because of the new generation of musicians in Ghana who are very creative, have the opportunity to learn the business, and have been following in the footsteps of legends who have set high standards, Ghana will make significant progress in the years to come.
The Ghanaian music industry has encountered a number of difficulties in recent years when it comes to promoting music on a global scale, while the Nigerian and other music industries have made significant strides, including winning the Grammy, the highest honour in the field.
The Grammy nomination period has begun, and Rocky Dawuni, a three-time nominee, has submitted his most recent song, “Shade Tree,” for consideration.