Jamaican Reggae band, Morgan Heritage on Monday evening beat Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni to win the 2016 Grammy Best Reggae Album Award.
The band made up of Peter Morgan, Una Morgan, Roy Morgan, Nakhamyah Morgan and Memmalatel Morgan won the award for their album “Strictly Roots,” their tenth studio album, which was released on April 20, 2015.
Morgan Heritage is now on another phase of their indomitable mission following the 58th Grammy Awards on Monday, February 15 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California. This marks their first nomination and first Grammy after 20 years in the music business.
The band, who have established themselves as the premiere live group on the reggae circuit, said, “Jamaica, we are proud to represent the country music and culture stand up Jamaica.”
The group beat contenders; Barrington Levy, Jah Cure, Luciano and Rocky Dawuni.
Rocky Dawuni with his album “Branches of The Same Tree” became the first Ghanaian to be nominated for the Grammys.