Bio | Stonebwoy
❰❰❰ Jackie Appiah
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Stonebwoy is the stage name of Livingstone Etse Satekla born 1988, a Ghanaian afropop, dancehall and reggae artiste and is the CEO of Burniton Music Group. He is a BET Award winner, having won in the Best International Act Africa section. He won the Artist of the Year in the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Many Ghanaians recognize him as one of the leading Reggae and Dancehall artists in the country.

Life and music career

Satekla was born in Ashaiman and began making music in his early school days. He 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.

He began performing as Stonebwoy since high school as an underground rapper. With motivation from his family, he appeared on a popular rap competition "Kasahare Level" on Adom FM which featured Sarkodie, Dr Cryme and the like saw him knocking out several other rappers gaining himself underground popularity. It was through these rap battles and his style of music which caught the eye of Samini to sign him to his "Samini Music" record label.

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" under Samini Music which made him, Stonebwoy a household name in the music industry. In 2015 Stonebwoy signed a deal with VP Africa a division of VP Records.

Recognition and musical style

Stonebwoy often ragga in Jamaican Patois Patwa or Patwah, and is considered a "multifaceted rapper" due to the various musical styles he possess. In 2015, he received many awards and nominations ranging from "Artist of the Year" to "Album of the Year". His sophomore album, Necessary Evil, was the recipient of 3 Ghana Music Awards from 6 nominations.

Awards and nominations

Ghana Music Awards

Year        Recipient/Nominated work         Award                                             Result

2015        Himself                         Artiste Of The Year 2015                              Won

               Himself                          Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Of The Year 2015    Won

               Himself                         Reggae/Dancehall Song Of The Year 2015       Won

2015        Baafira feat. Sarkodie        Best Collaboration Of The Year 2015              Nominated

               Himself                         Vodafone Song Of The Year 2015                  Nominated

               Himself                         Album Of The Year 2015                             Nominated

2014        Himself                         Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year                Nominated

2015        Himself                         Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year                Nominated

2015        Himself                         Reggae Song Of The Year 2012                      Nominated 


Bass Awards

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award                                 Result

2015 Himself                        Album of the Year                 Won

2015 Himself                        Best Performer                     Won

2015 Himself                        Best Reggae Video                 Won

2015 Himself                        Dancehall Artiste of the Year    Won

2015 Himself                        Artiste of the Year                 Won

2015 Himself                        Reggae Song of the Year         Won

2014 Himself                        Dancehall Song of the year      Won

2013 Himself                        Best Collaboration                 Won


BET Awards

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award                                    Result

2015  Himself                         Best International Act: Africa    Won


African Muzik Magazine Awards AFRIMA

Year  Recipient/Nominated work     Award                                                           Result

2015 Himself                            Best African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall: AFRIMA    Won



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Year Title                                    Director

2016 Haters As featured artiste          N/A

2016 Go Higher                              N/A

2016 Mightylele                              N/A

2016 Auntie Dede As featured artiste   N/A

2016 Sheekena Featuring R2bees        Lex MacCarthy

2016 True Love As featured artiste      N/A

2015 Run Go                                 Joey William



  • 2012: Grade 1 Album
  • 2014: Necessary Evil


Major Singles

  • Climax featuring Samini Produced by JMJ
  • Ghetto Love featuring Irene Logan Produced by JMJ
  • Pull Up Produced by MixMasta Garzy
  • Kwenaamu Produced by Beat Dakay
  • Baafira featuring Sarkodie Produced by Beat Dakay
  • Sheekena featuring R2Bees Produced by Beat Dakay
  • Body Hot As featured artiste
By Patrick Ansah 11/04/2016 04:06:00
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