Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known by his stage name Stonebwoy, is a Ghanaian musical sensation, excelling in the genres of Afropop, dancehall, and reggae. As the CEO of Burniton Music Group, he has carved a remarkable path in the world of music, receiving accolades and awards that position him as one of Africa’s finest.
Stonebwoy’s musical journey is laden with achievements and recognition. In 2015, he claimed the prestigious Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards and earned the title of Artist of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards. Notably, he has been honored with two Billboard plaques, solidifying his global impact.
Gaining the title “king of reggae and dancehall in Africa,” Stonebwoy’s talent knows no bounds. Beyond his musical prowess, he has also graced the silver screen, showcasing his acting skills in movies like “Happy Death Day” and “My Name is Ramadan.” Moreover, he is a passionate advocate for sanitation and serves as a brand ambassador for Voltic Natural Mineral Water and Tecno Mobile Ghana.
In 2022, Stonebwoy inked a significant deal with Universal Music Group’s Def Jam Recordings, signaling a new chapter in his illustrious career. Under this label, he is set to release three albums, leaving fans eager for more musical brilliance.
The multi-talented artist was born in Ashaiman, Greater Accra, where he discovered his love for music at a young age. His lyrical prowess and knack for scriptwriting were evident even in his early school days. He pursued his education at Methodist Day Secondary School and later obtained a marketing degree from the University of Professional Studies.
Not only does Stonebwoy excel in various musical styles, but he also commands recognition for his philanthropic efforts. The establishment of the ‘Livingstone Foundation’ has been instrumental in providing support to students and contributing to societal causes. Through the foundation, he has donated to hospitals, provided free sanitizers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and even participated in school renovation projects.
Stonebwoy’s impact transcends borders as he embarked on world tours, captivating audiences in various countries. He left his mark in Europe, Canada, America, Australia, and several other nations, earning accolades for his performances at renowned festivals like Reggae Sumfest and Afro Nation Festival.
Notably, in 2022, Stonebwoy showcased his talent at the Global Citizen Festival in Accra, alongside esteemed artists like Usher and SZA. The festival aimed to advocate for the end of extreme poverty in Africa, and Stonebwoy’s captivating performance left a lasting impression.
Stonebwoy’s journey is one of musical brilliance and compassionate philanthropy, making him a true national treasure in Ghana and an international icon admired by millions worldwide. As he continues to mesmerize audiences with his artistry, the world eagerly awaits the release of his new albums and anticipates the positive impact he will continue to create through his philanthropic endeavors.