Ghana Artists That Are Part Of Grammy Recording Academy
by Chinazor Ikedimma on Feb 12, 2024
In 2020, Juls, a renowned Ghanaian DJ and producer recognized for his contributions to Afrobeats music, became a voting member of the Recording Academy, the oversight body for the Grammy Awards. Known for his groundbreaking work in the Afrobeats genre, Juls has collaborated with prominent artists such as Lauryn Hill, Sarkodie, Wizkid, Stonebwoy, Adekunle Gold, and Burna Boy, a nominee for the 2020 Grammy Awards. Juls has released four EPs and five albums throughout his career.
In 2021, Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy, a versatile musician specializing in Afropop, dancehall, and reggae, was inducted as a member of the Recording Academy.
The year 2022 saw Wiyaala, hailing from Funsi in Ghana’s Upper West Region, joining the prestigious Recording Academy. Wiyaala, known for her solo career since 2013, released her debut album in 2014 after winning accolades at the VGMA and AFRIMA. Her second album, "Sissala Goddess," was released in 2018, and she is also a member of the international female band GRRRL.
In 2023, Kwame Yeboah, a highly acclaimed multi-instrumentalist from Ghana, was welcomed into the Recording Academy. Yeboah, known for his proficiency in various musical instruments, has collaborated with renowned artists such as Stevie Wonder, Shaggy, and Ms Dynamite.
Additionally, Nana Yaw Boakye, also known as MOG Music, a singer-songwriter and pastor, became a member of the Recording Academy in 2023. MOG Music is celebrated for his contributions to the gospel music industry, with notable songs like "Be Lifted" and "Elohim." He has won the Best Male Vocalist of the Year award at the VGMA twice consecutively.
Rocky Dawuni Rocky Dawuni,songwriter and record producer is also part of the Grammys recording academy. Rocky is a three-time Grammy nominated musician and activist.
The Recording Academy advocates for the interests of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all professionals in the music industry. Committed to preserving the recording arts as a vital aspect of our cultural legacy, the Academy recognizes the past achievements of music while also fostering its ongoing development. It does so by operating the GRAMMY Museum, lobbying for the rights of music creators, providing assistance to those in the industry through MusiCares, and acknowledging artistic merit through the prestigious GRAMMY Awards.