Rocky Dawuni has explained his remarks in response to claims that Stonebwoy received a Grammy nomination because he was nominated on the album.
In an interview with Citi TV, the Ghanaian-American artist noted that being featured on an album nominated for a Grammy does not automatically make you a nominee.
He went on to say that the Recording Academy has standards and procedures for picking nominees. A nomination, according to Rocky, adds enormous value to one’s craft; nonetheless, it should not be taken lightly.
“As you may know, a Grammy nomination is for a body of work, therefore there is a distinction between being a nominee for a Grammy and also featuring on a song from a Grammy-nominated album.”
“You contributed to the song, but you’re not nominated.” The problem is that I am not the one stating it. “You should check out the Academy’s website to discover who the nominees are,” he continued.
Rocky Dawuni went on to say, “I think that sometimes…being included on a song is a fantastic accomplishment.” It’s fantastic, but we also have to acknowledge what is… we can’t make our own rules here and use those laws.”
The brutally honest response from Rocky Dawuni’s camp follows allegations that Stonebwoy was also nominated, owing largely to the fact that the BHiM Nation CEO was featured on a Grammy-nominated album.
However, Rocky Dawuni, who was formally nominated by the Grammys academy, has stated that being featured on an album nominated in the Grammys does not automatically make one a nominee like Stonebwoy did.