The nominations process for the 2017 GRAMMY Awards is in the second phase and Stonebwoy’s ‘Livingstone’ EP as well as Black Prophet’s ‘Stories of Life’ album made the consideration list.
This was made known by VP Music LLC, a digital & physical distribution services that submitted the separate albums on behalf of the Ghanaian musicians and others in the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category.
For a musician to be finally nominated in the category, there will be another vote for the top five (5) placement.
Both Stonebwoy and Black Prophet will face a stiff competition from Emeterians (The Journey), Mr. Vegas (This is Dancehall), Freddie McGregor (True To My Roots), Beenie Man (Unstoppable), Iba Mahr (Diamond Sox), Chaka Demus (Positive Vision), Israel Vibration (Play It Real) and more.
Ghanaian Reggae and dancehall artiste, Kenneth Wilberforce Zonto, known as Black Prophet says he will win a Grammy award for Ghana.
Black Prophet, who has been away from Ghana for some time now said this on his social media (Facebook) handle. According to him, “I will put African Roots Rock Reggae on the musical map and bring a Grammy back to Ghana”. The ‘Let Me Do My Thing’ hit maker, Black Prophet has recorded songs for his upcoming album launch. The album christened ‘Stories of Life’ was produced by award winning Reggae legendary and saxophonist, Mr. Dean Fraser.
In the post, Black Prophet explained that the much- awaited album would be released on September 16, 2016 on VPAL Music in Jamaica.
“Working with top musicians at Tuff Gong, Penthouse studios and collaboration with Tarrus Riley and Duane Stephenson to create this master piece,” he added.“…Over the next few weeks I will be taking you on a journey of how Jah has blessed me to this point in my Life…with a few surprises for you to see,” he averred.
Distant Love featuring Duane Stephenson from the new album Stories Of Life.
Released on VPAL Music/VP Records
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Black Prophet hailing from Accra Ghana, he reflects a new generation of Reggae artist carrying the flame of Jah music from Africa to Jamaica and the world. His latest CD ‘Stories of Life’ produced by the legendary Dean Fraser is a manifestation of how he sees and feels the world around him. On so many levels this is a truly accomplished collection of work vocally, musically and production wise.