Two-time Grammy nominated Ghanaian reggae musician, Rocky Dawuni, has explained what it takes to consider yourself as a nominee at the Grammys.
Per his submission, being featured on an Album does not make you a Grammy nominee. He said Grammy has rules and they cannot be changed. He added that it’s good that as an artiste, the album on which you have been featured receives a Grammy nod.
However, parading yourself around as a nominee, is a NO! NO!
Rocky challenged that anyone who disagrees with him can log unto the Grammy Academy website and check the rules for himself.
“There is a lot of confusion as you would understand, Grammy nomination is for a body of work, so there is a difference between a nominee for a Grammy and also featuring to be part of a song of a Grammy nominated album. You have contributed to the song, but you are not a nominee. The thing is, I am not the one saying it, you should go to the Academy website and see who are the nominees”, he said.
He continued saying:
“I think that sometimes…been featured on a record is a great achievement, it’s really great… but we have to also recognise what is… we can’t create our own rules here and be using those rules.”
“I see some of our media houses too not doing their due diligence because if you are a reputable media house, and you are also taking information that is not really the right information, then, it diminishes … because the value of the Grammy… we have to keep the value of the Grammy so that people strive for it. It’s not something that I wanna do like I am a nominee or something like that”, he added.
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Rocky’s comments are coming just when discussions are evolving around Stonebwoy as to if he’s qualified to be called a Grammy nominee. Because he featured on 3 albums that got nominated at the Grammys this year. Due. to this, people are saying he is a nominee.
Hence, Rocky’s comments have kind of settled the argument that, Stonebwoy is indeed not a nominee as per the Grammy rules.