Ghanaian Reggae musician, Rocky Dawuni, lost out on his bid to become the first Ghanaian and African to win the Best Reggae Album Grammy at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Dawuni, the only non-Jamaican artiste in the running this year, lost out to the band Morgan Heritage, in a field that also had Jah Cure, Barrington Levy and Luciano vying for the gramophone statuette.
He was nominated for his album “Branches Of The Same Tree” at the worlds marquee music awards show. He bcame the first Ghanaian to have been nominated for the Grammys.
The 47 year is known for his signature “Afro Roots” sound which is a mixture of Reggae, Afrobeat, Highlife and soul music.
Morgan Heritage won the Grammy for his band’s acclaimed album titled “Strictly Roots” and Dawuni congratulated the winning Reggae band via twitter.
Thank you all for the support and our nomination ! Congrats to @morganheritage for winning the Award, Big love to you all!
— Rocky Dawuni (@RockyDawuni) February 16, 2016
Morgan Heritage is a Reggae band formed in 1994 by five children of reggae artiste Denroy Morgan, namely Peter “Peetah” Morgan, Una Morgan, Roy “Gramps” Morgan, Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan.
The 58th Grammy Awards show was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in the United States of America.
By Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana