Stonebwoy – Musician
|Born:||5 March 1988 (age 33 years), Ashaiman, Ghana|
|Occupation:||Singer . Songwriter|
|Children:||Catherine Jidula Satekla, L Janam Joachim Satekla|
|Awards:||BET Awards, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, 3Music Awards|
|Genres:||Reggae, Dancehall, Afrobeat|
|Labels:||Burniton Music Group, Samini Music|
Stonebwoy Burniton, also known as Livingstone Etse Satekla, is a reggae, dancehall, and afro pop artist from the Volta Region of Ghana. He was the fourth child in a family of seven siblings and was born on March 5, 1988, in Ashaiman, a suburb of Accra. Young Stonebwoy discovered his love and passion for creative arts as early as fourth grade. He had written and performed well for his school’s drama club, and he could also put words together in a rhythmic way.
Stonebwoy stands out as a singular artist with a sense of direction and purpose in an industry filled with people trying out a variety of things in an effort to establish their identity. Since then, the young man has never stopped singing songs he has written and composed as well as songs by artists he admires. His two collections (presently accessible on iTunes) Grade #1 and Means to an end are enamoring debut that proclaims the appearance of a skilled and huge craftsman, denoting his region. A decade ago, he recorded his first track in a family studio.
Stonebwoy has never looked back since then. When Stonebwoy was in his first year of senior high school, he met a radio DJ and presenter named Doctor Duncan, who was the host of KASAHARI, a real-time rap battle show at the time. Their meeting made history and led to the emergence of an African legend. Sakordie, Dr. Cryme, and a slew of other well-known Ghanaian rappers emerged from that program. Stonebwoy recalls, “I battled my way out every weekend without defeat till date” more than ten years ago. I didn’t choose music; music chose me.
In his second year of senior high school, he released Makuma (My Heart), his first radio hit, and a number of others that followed. After graduating from high school in 2007, he went on to release another hit, Empress, which kept him in the spotlight for years. By his third year, he had established himself as a star in the underground music scene.
Stonebwoy’s biopic 2A series of events followed, and in 2008, Stonebwoy began working with S24 Studios. After that, he joined Samini, a well-known dancehall artist from Ghana, and his HighGrade family. He stayed there until 2012, when he decided to put everything he had seen and learned into practice by starting his own record label, Burniton Music Group (BMG). Stonebwoy collaborated with his team 24 hours a day, seven days a week to achieve the best results, knowing where his career was headed.
With collaborations with international acts from Africa, the UK, and Jamaica such as Jah Vinci, Trey Songz, Gappy Ranks, Randy Valentine, Sakordie, Wayne Wonder, Laza Morgan, Samini, Obrafour, Black Prophet, R2Bees, Patoranking, General Pype Stylogee, Burna Boy, Morgan Heritage, Chris Martin, I Octane, Kranium, and many others, the young man’s hard work is clearly paying off today.
He has staged performances in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Italy, Amsterdam, and many other countries and shared the stage with acts such as Lauryn Hill, Alkaline, Busy Signal, Popcaan, Morgan Heritage, and Wizkid due to his electrifying and energetic performance. Within the BMG group, branding is very important. Stonebwoy’s well-known catchphrase, “BHIM!!!!! (Bless His Imperial Majesty),” has been well-received and accepted as a brand not only in Ghana and Africa but also in Europe.