Veteran Ghanaian hiplife musician Reggie Rockstone, affectionately called ‘grandpapa,’ has said that although he is not often recognized in the music industry, his wife gives him all the recognition he needs.
According to Reggie Rockstone, he is not perturbed by the fact that he doesn’t get a lot of awards during the numerous award shows organised on annual basis.
“I am too humble; I have been a very simple man and humility has always been my shield. I was raised so. And I know when I pass there’s going to be a lot of talks just like everybody, when you die that’s when people celebrate you for your good work”, he told Ghanaweb.com in an interview.
“As for my accolades I think I have enough from my wife and I’m content because I have never been an award guy, I didn’t come from that school,” he added.
The member of VVIP Music Group added that he takes consolation from the fact that Ghanaians are known for celebrating people only when they are dead.
Born Reginald Yaw Asante Ossei, Reggie is credited for pioneering the Hiplife genre of music and has played a significant role in the development of this uniquely African genre in Ghana’s capital Accra.
Reggie who raps in Twi and English won the Kora Award for the best African video .
In 2006, he recorded a track with the Jamaican Dancehall singer Beenie Man called “Chukku Chakka”.
In 2013 he was selected to be a judge of the maiden edition of the Glo X Factor Africa along with Onyeka Onwenu and M.I.
Watch interview below;
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