Having failed at his two previous attempts to grab a Grammy win in 2015 and 2021, expectations were high this year for Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni to secure Ghana its first Grammy laurel.
But it appears Ghana must bang its hopes for better news in future following Rocky Dawuni’s loss at the 65th Grammy Awards Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles yesterday, February 5.
Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode’s ‘Bayethe’ won the Best Global Performance award beating other competitors such as ‘Udhero Na’ by Arooj Aftab and Anoushka Shankar ‘Gimme Love’ by Matt B and Eddy Kenzo and Last Last’ by Burna Boy.
The song that earned Rocky Dawuni the nomination was ‘Neva Bow Down’ which features Blvk H3ro. It was released on September 22, 2022.
Last year, Rocky Dawuni’s ‘Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1’ album also got a nomination in the Best Global Music Album category.
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This comes after his sixth studio album, ‘Branches of The Same Tree’ was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in December 2015.
Apart from gaining international recognition with his music, Rocky Dawuni is also known for songs such as In Ghana’, ‘Jammin Nation’, ‘Jerusalem’, ‘Akwaaba’, among others is admire for his humanitarian work with the United Nations, where he is the Regional UN Goodwill Ambassador.
Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com
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