Ghanaian Reggae Dancehall Artiste StoneBwoy has finally received a citation for his 2017 Grammy nomination.
StoneBwoy was featured on ‘Avrakedabra’ album by the legendary reggae group which was recorded by Morgan Heritage.
A win by Morgan Heritage in the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category would have made StoneBwoy grab his first Grammy Award, but they missed out on the award to Damian Marley’s ‘Stony Hill‘ at the event which was organised on 28th January 2018 at the Madison Square Gardens, New York.
Two years after the awards ceremony was organised StoneBwoy has finally received a citation from Grammy in recognition of his nomination
The Ashaiman based musician took to his Instagram handle to express his excitement for receiving the certificate for his Grammy nomination in 2017.
He captioned the post “Finally, it’s Here, Now, Let’s Frame it!!, #bhimnationglobal🌎🇬🇭 @recordingacademy 2017”
Livingstone Etse Satekla, better and processionally known by his stage name Stonebwoy, is a Ghanaian Afropop, dance 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.
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
Stonebwoy is Married to Dr Louisa Ansong, with two children.
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 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.
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 Garzy, Streetbeatz, M.O.G. Beatz, Spanker, Riga, Phantom, Ipaapi and others.
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