Stonebwoy, the creator of the Afro-dancehall genre, received three Grammy nominations at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.
According to the Recording Academy, the BHIM Nation chairman was nominated for his participation as a featured artist on three albums published in the previous year for “containing at least 51 percent playing time of new reggae recordings.”
Many Ghanaians flocked to social media to thank the dancehall king for placing their country on the map.
In the midst of the enthusiastic acclaim from music fans, Rocky Dawuni, a Ghanaian-born US-based singer, dismissed Stonebwoy’s Grammy nomination during an appearance on Citi Tv.
In the interview, Rocky Dawuni, a two-time Grammy nominee, explained that being featured on a Grammy-nominated album does not automatically make one a nominee and that Stonebwoy should quit throwing dust in the eyes of the people.
When Stonebwoy heard Rocky Dawuni’s comments, he went insane and gently labeled the music legend as envious of his accomplishment.
Stonebwoy bemoaned in a Snapchat post about how the industry’s big players always seek to undermine the accomplishments of the young ones, which is completely unacceptable.
“Chairman is so quick to remove credit on a young kid!. We know them o..but we say dem change o dem never change”