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Pay Or Not! Rocky Dawuni bemoans lack of support for his music in Ghana

Ghanaian Reggae musician based in America, Rocky Dawuni has bemoaned the lack of support for his music, even though he is celebrated outside the shores of Ghana.

Speaking to MzGee of Hitz FM in an interview, Rocky said he is promoting Ghanaian culture to the rest of the world with his music but doesn’t understand why Ghanaians don’t give him support.

“If Billboard, which is the biggest chart in the world is totally charting my album, I don’t think it is in my hands to decide why Ghanaian DJs are not giving me enough support.”

“A lot of the times in most our part of the world if you are not paying for air plays sometimes your music doesn’t get played but the thing is good music should be supported either way.”

According to him, he has worked hard enough to get support from his own people.

“People have known me for a long time that I don’t think there is the need for me to keep proving that”.

Rocky Dawuni_optRocky also disagreed with the assertion by sound engineer Hammer of the Last Two that his song “In Ghana” did not become a hit in Ghana as compared to Daddy Lumba’s “Aben Wo Ha”.

“I don’t really agree with that because ‘Aben Wo Ha’ is a classic song on its own in a traditional line, which means in Ghana but to let you know, the whole world know ‘In Ghana’”.

“‘In Ghana’ is more an International song beyond Ghana, for me it did very well and it was the song that really exposed me to the international audience.”

“I don’t really know if Hammer is aware as to how impacting ‘In Ghana’ was worldwide, “he added.

Rocky Dawuni’s latest album ‘Branches of the Same Tree’ sits at number nine on the international grading reggae chart Billboard.

By GhanaGist.Com

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