Ottoo Brand President Emilia Ottoo sends an enthused Congratulations to music legend and philanthropist Nile Rodgers, affectionately known as “Uncle Nile” from his work with Impact Repertory Theatre, for his collaborations with Daft Punk winning 3 Grammys at the 56th Grammy Awards show held in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2014. The award winners topped it off with an epic performance featuring Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder.
Album of the Year :: Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
Record of the Year :: Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft Pharrell and Nile Rodgers
Best Pop Group/Duo Performance :: Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft Pharrell and Nile Rodgers
“Uncle Nile” is also being recognized this month on BET & ICON MANN’s “28 Men of Change.” –a groundbreaking initiative that shines a light on Black male professional leaders and philanthropists, airing on BET throughout Black History Month. This places Rodgers in the company of fellow ICON MANN honorees Steve McQueen, Nick Cannon, Forest Whitaker, Swizz Beatz and Lee Daniels.
“While everyone loves and respects Rodgers’ musical contributions, many may not realize the impressive mark he has made in the philanthropic world with his We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) named for the 1979 Sister Sledge anthem he wrote and produced with his late, beloved partner and CHIC bandmate, Bernard Edwards. WAFF strives to solve some of our biggest problems through global projects that promote peace, and appreciation of cultural diversity.” (NileRodgers.com)