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Fashion Yaa
25th January 2011, 04:38 PM
Ghanaian Reggae star Rocky Dawuni continues to lift his global profile since the release of his critically acclaimed new album Hymns for the Rebel Soul. The album has been nominated for a prestigious NAACP(National Association for The Achievement of Colored Peoples) Image Award for "Outstanding World Music Album."

Since its release in May 2010, "Hymns for the Rebel Soul" has received praise and extensive radio play for various tracks on the album. "African Reggae Fever" and Download the Revolution" were subsequently featured on EA Sports, "FIFA WORLD CUP" and "FIFA SOCCER 2010" video games which have sold millions worldwide. The Afro Roots Reggae singer has also graced various stages around the world in 2010, including the Vatican sponsored "JOSPFest" in Rome, "WE Day" in Canada and the recent "Freedom Awards" with Jason Mraz. Also nominated in the same category are "Oyo" (Angelique Kidjo,)-Benin juju music star- "The Imagine Project " (Herbie Hancok,)-Jazz music legend- "The Sound of Sunshine" (Michael Franti)-UK based hip hop artist- and "VOCAbularies" by Bobby McFerrin-Jazz music conductor.

The 42nd NAACP Image Awards will be held on 4th March 2011 which will also be telecasted live on the FOX channel. The NAACP Image Awards has 53 competitive categories in the fields of motion picture, television, recording and literature.

Source: Cary Sullivan of AfroFunke

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
25th January 2011, 08:07 PM
That's nice! If only Ghanaian singers and musicians will manifest a degree of originality in their music as well as widen their nets in the international market. The sky will be the limit.

Congrats to Rocky.

25th January 2011, 11:16 PM
I didn't know EA sports featured his music on FIFA 10. Way to go !