Celebrated globally known Ghanaian reggae singer Rocky Dawuni has appealed to the country’s radio stations to support Ghanaian reggae music by devoting more airplay to Ghanaian reggae music.
According to Rocky, radio stations in Ghana use a chunk of their time on air to play international reggae songs that do not need promotions, unlike Ghanaian reggae songs that need it.
Speaking on the Showbiz Xtra show in an interview with Happy FM’s Doctor Cann, Rocky Dawuni said, “Whenever you turn on the radio, you’ll find that most reggae shows devote a big chunk of the show to promoting reggae music that has already been marketed and is popular in other parts of the world.
“I don’t mean there’s no need to advertise this music because if you don’t market your Ghanaian reggae songs, who’s going to do it for you?
He mentioned that promoting Ghanaian creativity might go a long way to put the industry and Ghana on the map.
Now, we have a Grammy nomination that came from the reggae music path. This gave some form of glory to Ghana; and other genres of music can be easily recognized as Ghana music, “he said. “Let’s welcome Ghanaian musicians,” he says.
Let’s support Reggae Ghanaian. Both these guys perform classic plays. When we help Ghanaian reggae we will see the positive effect.’ He recommended that the media should not “relegate the legends backward” because they played a crucial role in setting up various radio and television stations.