Grammy-nominated Reggae musician, songwriter and producer, Rocky Dawuni says he is not obliged to bring home a Grammy.
According to him, over the years, he has paved the way for Ghanaian artists to reach the Grammy stage through his multiple nominations, hence, he is leaving it open for any deserving artiste to grab.
Speaking in an interview at the just-ended Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Awards, Rocky said Ghana has creative talents and has so many opportunities to learn from legends who left a legacy.
“The thing is that I am not obliged, 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’s not really 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,” he stated.
Rocky Dawuni believes in a few years, Ghana will see great rewards from their hard work.
“Ghana is well known for creativity, Ghanaians have a crop of musicians and they are extremely creative and they have the opportunity to learn the business and also have been walking in the footsteps of giants who set good standards so I think we have such an incredible new crop of musicians and Ghana is going to make a lot of headway in the years to come,” he said.
Over the past years, the Ghana music industry has faced a series of challenges when it comes to promoting music on the international scene, while the Nigerian and other music industry has seen a wave of progress including winning the music industry’s highest honour, Grammy.
Nominations for Grammy have been opened and the three-time Grammy Nominee, Rocky Dawuni has submitted his new single, “Shade Tree” for consideration.