Ghanaian born Reggae/Dancehall genre of music artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, professionally known in the world of entertainment as, Stonebwoy, has chalked another remarkable success in his artistry career after engraving a fascinating and breathe taking performance in the heart of his fans at the just ended Kplejoo Festival.
The event was slated for 14th July, 2019 and was hosted at Nungua, Accra. The Reggae/Dancehall alchemist, Stonebwoy quietly took the Kplejoo Festival on Sunday evening, regaling festival-goers with songs from his World Billboard rated album, Epistles of Mama. But the energy took a palpable and incontestable shift once he decided to freeze the microphone to engage in some undistorted dance moves.
Grammy nominated artiste, Stonebwoy, who knows how to engineer an event was locked in from the first minute, and refused to let anyone forget that he was giving this performance his all. He’s clearly been putting in the work to step his game up, but the true edge he has is still his eye as a visual storyteller.
Earlier on Saturday, 13th July, 2019, Stonebwoy was in the United Kingdom (UK) to perform at the Ghana Party in the park, an annual outdoor festival held in London for the Ghanaian Community in the diaspora. Hosted by Akwaaba Group since 2005. The festival attracted over 8000 people, making it the biggest Ghanaian event outside of Ghana. Attracting visitors from the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Ghana.
However, Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii-Armah Mensah, popularly known as, Shatta Wale’s was also present at the Kpledzoo festival to fulfill his side of the bargain. His performance at this year’s festival was massive. The dancehall giant never failed to impress his fast and massive growing fans. Right from the onset he claimed stage to the very end of his performance was a full firework.
Shatta Wale’s Sunday night headlining set opened on a high note with his latest jam “Aye Halfcast”. With his customary mix of dreamy vibes and anthemic energy, the Shatta Movement frontline drew a myriad of Zoomers and Millennials of all persuasions, from random random fans, including teens attempting to mosh.
Shatta Wale brought it all back home with an enthused performance of most of his hit songs, inspiring a massive chant-along. He performed his hits songs back-to-back and on top of it all, he displayed his comic character on stage with his wack style of dancing.
Kpledzoo is celebrated to signify the need to be united explaining that ‘doing things in unity yields better results than if it is done individually’. The festival is celebrated in March every year in preparation towards the Homowo festival. Different youth groups, most of them dressed in red and black, moved to the durbar grounds amidst drumming, dancing and singing to greet the Tema Mantse Nii Adjei Kraku II.
BET Awards Winner, Stonebwoy Eulogizes Samini, Flays Protégés.
Ghanaian international multiple awards-winning recording and performing Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, professionally and executively known as, Stonebwoy, has formally and eloquently praised the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of High Grade Family (HGF), Samini for practically contributing to the flamboyant stage of his music career.
According to the Grammy Awards nominee, Stonebwoy, Samini has been the monumental force and master minder of his music profession, stating that, he appreciates the immense contribution he received from Samini towards the success of his career, as the latter availed himself by nurturing his craft.
The 2015 Black Entertainment Tv (BET) Awards winner, Stonebwoy eulogized the High Grage Family (HGF) boss for establishing an overwhelming legacy for successive generations to employ, adding that, his humanity was his greatest composition. He acknowledged the fact that, Samini vetted most of his short musical composition with words; music for the positive impact it had on his life and patrons.
In 2009, Afro-Reggae Singer, christened Emmanuel Andrews Samini who is still sharpening his talent introduced an off-spring from his Record Label Samini Music, Stonebwoy, a freshest talent and first artiste from stable of Samini Music. He gave the reigning VGMA Reggae/Dancehall artiste of the year, Stonebwoy accurate scrutiny and coaching that has elevated his craft. Samini has also coached Rapper Kofi Kinaata, Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Kaakie, and young artiste, Deon Boakye.
Meanwhile, in an Instagram post sighted by www.georgebritton.com, the two (2) times All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year noted that, young musicians beginning their endeavor, making good progress and likely to become successful; up and coming artistes have cultivated an unethical behavior which has the potential of posing their career to unforeseen threat.
According to him, most of these up and coming musicians disclaim knowledge on how to show unadulterated recognition and gratitude for the good qualities and minimal coaching they receive as protégé from the more experienced or influential mainstream Ghanaian entertainers within the ecosystem.
The 2019 Nickelodeon Kids Choice awards winner revealed that, it is merely the obligation of these up and coming musicians to employ certain protocols and mechanisms to help elevate their artistry prowess and dexterity to the much required feet with the little assistance they receive from their coaches.
Livingstone Etse Stekla added that, upcoming musicians these days don’t know how to show genuine appreciation and selfless honor for the least support given them, yet they expect it all, urging protégés to cultivate a heart full of genuine gratitude that will embolden mainstream musicians to dedicate their career for a better industry.
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Since he blew up in the music industry, singer/songwriter, King Promise, has been paired with some beautiful ladies including TV personality, Serwaa Amihere and the model from his ‘Abena’ music video.
The association with these two fair ladies has, however, raised questions on his women of choice when it comes to dating.
Speaking on Drive Time on Joy FM, the ‘Bra’ hitmaker revealed he does not discriminate between women.
“Fair, short, tall, thick, dark, it does not matter to me. Anything goes as long as we have the vibe,” he told Lexis Bill, host of the show.
The artiste also disregarded rumours he was dating the model ‘Abena’ from his music video.
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“Feed The Youth With Productive Music. – Stonebwoy Urge Colleague Artistes.
Awards winning Reggae/Dancehall musician, Stonebwoy has urged all musicians to take up the mantle to fertilise the Ghanaian youth with ethical music to curb indecencies should they derail from good manners in the country.
According to him, good music portrays some high level of positive vibes that is capable of cushioning the youth, should life expose them to unwarranted difficulties.
Speaking to the world during his performance at the last edition of his annual musical concert dubbed "The BHiM Concert", the CEO of the Burniton Music Group, Stonebwoy noted that , there's a 100% assurance the youth will lead a generational thinking life should they be fed with positive tune.
The celebrated Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall icon, Stonebwoy revealed that music has some spiritual connotations attached to it, hence the need to make it a necessity to guide the teeming youth with it.
"We have to teach the youth good music, we don't have to teach the youth with profane music, because music is spiritual." - he said.
Grammy nominee, Stonebwoy pressed the minds of his colleague industry to make it their priority to nurture the youth with good music for a better development.
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Afropop star, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has become the first African artist to hit eight million monthly streams on Spotify.
Spotify is an online, music streaming platform that pays royalties based on the number of artists streams as a proportion of total songs streamed.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that streaming records revealed Wizkid’s popularity on the platform on Monday. The previous record was held by Congolese rapper and singer, Maitre Gims. He had seven million monthly listeners.
This win follows Wizkid’s recent collaboration with DJ Spinall and Tiwa Savage on ‘Dis Love’.
The singer also featured on ‘Like,’ a new single by British-Ghanaian rapper and singer, Kojo Funds. The music star is also the first African artist to walk the runway at a Dolce and Gabbana fashion show while his music `Soco’ played at the background.
Wizkid started recording music at age 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
In 2018, he became the first African artiste to sell out Skyway Theatre. The only other artist who has achieved the same feat in Minnesota is Beyonce.
The ‘Sweet Love’ singer also recently made Billboard entry for his collaboration with Beyonce on her ‘Lion King’-inspired album.
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