Rocky Dawuni misses out on Grammy to South African counterparts

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Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni has missed out on a Grammy award for the third time after his Neva Bow Down” featuring Blvk H3ro was beaten to the top prize. South Africa’s Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini & Nomcebo Zikode picked up the gong with their Bayethe.

The Ghanaian reggae and afro roots singer who doubles as a producer missed out on the award for the third time. This follows his earlier nominations in 2015 with “Branches of The Same Tree” and in 2022 with “Voice of Bunbon, Vol. 1”.

Born and raised in Ghana, the musician cum activist has been the torch bearer of Ghana’s music and culture at the global music awards event despite failing to win in any of the three nominations thus far.

Working across the borders of Africa, the Caribbean and the United States, the “African Reggae Fever” singer has been on a mission to use music to break borders that have existed for generations.

A United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Africa for UN Environment and Global Ambassador for the UN Foundation’s Clean Cooking Alliance together with American actress Julia Roberts and Spanish Chef José Andrés, Rocky Dawuni is a Ghanaian and global icon.

Other nominees who were in the category for the award were Arooj Aftab & Anoushka Shankar with “Udhero” Na, Nigerian’s Burna Boy with “Last Last”, and Matt B & Eddy Kenzo with “Gimme Love”.

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