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Not obtaining a Grammy nomination does not diminish your functions

Leisure of Friday, 19 June 2020

Resource: Class FM


Reggae musician, Rocky DawuniReggae musician, Rocky Dawuni

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Grammy nominated reggae musician Rocky Dawuni has mentioned not currently being nominated in the Grammys does not diminish one’s music as an artiste.

Rocky who was the 1st Ghanaian to be nominated in the Grammys was nominated in the Most effective Reggae Track Classification.

Ghanaian musicians have lately been infatuated with the Grammys with artistes releasing songs and describing them as “Grammy deserving.”

Mugees of R2Bs fame not long ago pointed out that Grammys can not judge African Music.

Speaking in an interview on the Class Generate on Class91.3FM, Thursday, 18 June 2020, the Ghanaian Grammy nominee explained that he only places his heart and soul into what he does and for award profitable functions.

He told demonstrate host Prince Benjamin that: “Personally, I really do not do audio for awards, I’m not the form of artiste that makes music and starts chasing for award. So I just focus on creating really vital will work and putting my heart and soul in it and discovering way too from no matter whether it is a new artiste, an unsigned artiste or an established artiste, I’m continuously researching and so when I occur to Ghana even, I would understand from the forthcoming artiste and I would study from them…..”

He however emphasised that the Grammys is globally revered.

“So the point is that it does not subject where you are in your vocation your potential to make amazing performs, your capacity to aspire to increased heights, no, but the industry is about buzz and requirements. Even we have Ghana Music Awards, we have the Afrima all of this stuff but the Grammys for a lengthy time, when it will come to tunes if there is an award that you can go to every single state, regardless of what awards they have is revered across the board.

“The reality is that this is some thing that we didn’t put there, not even artistes who are there place it there, it’s a typical that has been set there and the conventional has songs from various elements of the world.”

Rocky indicated that he was not expecting to get nominated at the Grammys and even though staying nominated is a acquire, it should really not be applied as a yardstick to judge audio.

“The factor is that Grammy need to not be the yardstick for judging our tunes. It need to not be the yardstick for judging tunes but it is also a yardstick to be in a position to accept the excellent performs of artwork that take place inside a sure technology. So you are equipped to put it in historical context but you can visualize artistes like Fella, Bob Marley ended up hardly ever nominated. At any time, but through the performs that they did the is effective grew. They’re grammy deserving but they have been by no means nominated.

“So it is not simply because you never get nominated that does not diminish your potential or what you’re performing or staying nominated does not make me superior than any Ghanaian artiste.”


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