NAACP Image Awards nominates Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni

His album Hymns for the Rebel Soul has been nominated for the prestigious NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding World Music Album. The NAACP Image Awards are awards presented annually by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature.

Since the release of the album in May 2010, Hymns for the Rebel Soul has received praise and extensive air plays on international radios. Two of the songs, 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 including the Vatican sponsored JOSPFest in Rome, WE Day in Canada and the recent Freedom Awards with Jason Mraz.

Oyo by Angelique Kidjo, The Imagine Project by Herbie Hancok, The Sound of Sunshine by Michael Franti and VOCAbularies by Bobby McFerrin have also been nominated in the same category. The 42nd Award show comes off on 4th March and would be telecast live on FOX channel

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