Astounding Ghanaian reggae legend, Rocky Dawuni, has noted that it is indeed a great honor for him to be recognized only not as a musician but also as a global status man and welcomes the position in all thankfulness.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Heritage, Dawuni indicated that the renowned world street’s company, Jammin Java Cooperation, chaired by Rohan Marley, son of the Reggae legend, Bob Marley, invited him to become a member of their board of advisors, the reason being what he has done with his music and his persona in terms of being out there and working for the common good of the people.
He noted that he is now a task man due to the profile he has been given, his musical status and also doing some work in promoting social justice all over the world.
According t Dawuni, although he did not win the Prestigious Image Award, being nominated for an award like NAACP, is one of the biggest honors one can be called for, particularly at a time when his 5th album, Hymns for the Rebel Soul, has become not only a world class music album, but a special one for the reggae world.
“I have been working on my music well and building my profile around the world, from last year to this year and have seen my music really climb to lofty heights, it has brought Ghana music to new heights and new territory,” he told yours truly The Heritage.
He added that apart from gaining two nominations for the International Reggae and World Music Award, which will take place in Trinidad and Tobago on May 28, this year, he will be performing with Stevie Wonder, in a big concert at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, on July 24, 2011.
Overwhelmed, Dawuni noted that to perform with Stevie Wonder on the same platform, “is really a great testament as to where Ghana music and my brand of reggae music have reached and how far it is impacting on the people of the world.”
“In all, I am really excited to be back home since it’s been well over months that I haven’t been home,” he said.
Please note that this piece was published on Friday, March 11, 2011