Livingstone Etse Satekla, better known by his stage name Stonebwoy, is a Ghanaian Afropopdance hall and reggae singer. He is the CEO of Burniton Music Group. He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2015 BET Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards] He is also a recipient of two Billboard plaques.He has been described as the king of reggae and dance hall artists in Africa. Stonebwoy is also an actor, having appeared in the movies Happy Death Day and My name is Ramadan.He is a global ambassador for sanitation. In September 2019, he was made the brand ambassador for Voltic Natural Mineral Water, in a deal that could be renewed after two years.

Birth nameLivingstone Etse Satekla
Also known as1GAD
Born5 March 1988 (age 32)
Ashaiman, Ghana
OriginAlakple-Anloga, Ghana
Years active2009–present
LabelsSamini Music, Burniton Music Group, Zylofon Media[1]
Associated actsSarkodieKwaw KeseKraniumDavidoi-OctaneSaminiBeccaSean PaulAKABurna BoyBeenie ManCasper NyovestPatorankingMorgan HeritageKhaliaJah VinciEbony ReignsKeri HilsonTinnyEdemKojo AntwiBounty killerDemarcoAgent Sascosizzla kalonjikabaka pyramidShaggyTeniCapletonDamian MarleyJulian MarleyKahpun

Stonebwoy was born in Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region of Ghana and began making music in his early school days. He realized his talents and abilities as a lyricist and scriptwriter at an early age, remembering writing and acting drama pieces as far back as the fourth year in primary school.

He also studied at Methodist Day Secondary School the same year with rapper Sarkodie where he gained his High School Leaving Certificate. He continued his tertiary education at University of Professional Studies to earn a degree in Marketing in 2013.[11]

Stonebwoy is Married to Dr Louisa Ansong, with two children.

2012: Grade 1 AlbumEdit

Under "Samini Music", Stonebwoy recorded his first hit single "Climax" featuring Samini and subsequently "Ghetto Love" featuring Irene Logan. Both songs earned him nominations at the Ghana Music Awards. After this exposure, he released his debut album "Grade 1 Album". The album contains seventeen tracks which featured prominent Ghanaian artists including Tinny and Edem aside from those mentioned above. The release of the debut album made the Stonebwoy brand a household name in the music industry.

2014: Necessary EvilEdit

In 2014, Satekla released his second album, called the Necessary Evil. It consists of twenty-nine tracks, including the famous Baafira track that featured Sarkodie. The album was the recipient of three Ghana Music Awards from six nominations.

2017: Epistles of MamaEdit

Released on 12 December 2017; the Epistles of Mama was dedicated to Satekla's late mother by name Mrs Catherine Lucy Aku Ametepe Satekla. The 24 track album features Sean Paul, King Promise, Burna Boy.The album peaked at Number thirteen (13) on Billboard chart top 200 albums worldwide. In 2018 ‘Epistles Of Mama (EOM)’ was rated the second-best album in the world according to reggaeville.The Album was honoured by YouTube for hitting over 10 million views.

2020: Anloga JunctionEdit

On 24 April 2020, Stonebwoy released his fourth studio album which featured the likes of Keri Hilson (US), Nasty C (SA), Diamond Platinumz, Alicai Harley (Jamaica), Jahmiel (Jamaica), Zlatan (Nigeria), Kojo Antwi (Ghana), Chivv (Netherlands) and Spanker (Netherlands). He also worked with producers like Mix Master GarzyStreetbeatzM.O.G. Beatz, Spanker, Riga, Phantom, iPappi and others. Let your voice be a voice of Change; a voice of Africa for Africa; Stonebwoy shares his Africa movement with The Voice of Africa.

Source : Mcee Carthy


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