Entertainment of Friday, 18 December 2015
Ghanaian Grammy Awards nominee, Rocky Dawuni has advised musicians not to be in a rush to release hit songs adding that the impact of such hit songs are just for the moment.
According to him, it is always good to take your time in writing songs so that you churn out tracks that will linger on even when you old, songs that will impact lives and change society.
He went on to commend artistes like Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy and Guru for their good works.
When asked what he has to tell them, he said; “First of all, I would say they are doing well but I think it is better for an artiste to take his time when it comes to songs. Sometimes we are in a rush to release hit songs and those songs last just for the moment.
“Most of them are quick to jump on rhythms but for me I think it is better to exercise patience and deliver classic songs,” he said.
Talking about a personal experience, he said; “At a point in my career, I had a lot of people who wanted to take me on but in the end one of them came to me and advised me to take my time, study the arts of writing and today I am here, I went back to the drawing board and started doing my homework.”
Rocky Dawuni is a singer and songwriter who perform in the reggae genre.
Dawuni got acquainted with reggae in Ghana when he heard a military band performing one of Bob Marley’s compositions in Michel Camp, a military barracks.
Dawuni started the annual “Independence Splash” festival in Ghana. Up to 2011 Dawuni had recorded five albums. His sixth studio album titled Branches of The Same Tree has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in December 2015 for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.