Global awards scheme GRAMMY and American award show and media house, Black Entertainment Television (BET) have commended Ghanaian musical icons, Kojo Antwi and Livingstone Etse Satekla popularly known as Stonebwoy, in the Grammy Museum for their contributions to Sound of Africa Exhibit, which showcases and celebrates the unique diversity of African music.
Circa 2016 created and launched the history making exhibit in partnership with the iconic Grammy Museum to celebrate the musical and philanthropic contributions of African artistes and the first ever exhibit at the museum dedicated to African artists.
The exhibit featured handwritten lyrics, memorabilia and artifacts from Kojo Antwi, Stonebwoy, 2Face Idibia, Angelique Kidjo, Ice Prince Zamani, D’Banj, Davido, Hugh Masekela, Laolu Senbanjo, Salif Keita, Sir Victor Uwaifo, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Viviane N’Dour, and Yemi Alade.
Vice President of BET International Programming and Brand Advancement, Ava Hall stated that this is part of recognizing and applauding the work of the best musical artistes from the continent of Africa at the annual BET awards.
This initiative was done to take inter-continental music celebration to new heights with the Sounds of Africa exhibit and to create this fascinating tribute to legendary, traditional and contemporary African musicians with support from BET and the GRAMMY Museum.
Also, GRAMMY Museum believes that music is a gateway to learning and their mission is to explore and celebrate the enduring legacies of the creative process behind all forms of music through immersive and interactive exhibits and essential music education programs.