Livingstone Etse Satekla, known professionally in the music industry as Stonebwoy is an Afro Pop, Reggae and Dancehall artiste from Ghana.
Born March 5, 1988, Stonebwoy grew up in Ashaiman a suburb of Accra and hails from Anlo in the Volta Region.
Stonebwoy comes from a family of 9 and his passion for music started at a very young age.
Whilst in primary, he participated in several drama performance in his school and was found in almost every other entertainment and arts related activity.
The love he had for music surpassed all other forms of the creative arts as he begun singing songs of popular musicians in the country.
Stonebwoy made a good name for himself in secondary school as he had the opportunity to be on mainstream radio for the first time courtesy the CEO of Duncwils Entertainment and radio presenter Doctor Duncan was the host of ‘Kasahari’ an entertainment show on Adom FM.
He released his first song commercially ‘Makuma’ when he was in his second year at school.
Thereafter, he went on to drop his next song ‘Empress’ which was a smash hit on radio and it was there industry eyeballs moved to his craft.
After completing his secondary education in 2007, he perfectly understood what line of action to take considering the exploits he had made whilst in school.
Stonebwoy began working with S24 Studios where there he was introduced to Dansoman-based Reggae and Dancehall legend Samini where they became friends and was later signed by Samini unto his label in Samini Music.
Under Samini Music, Stonebwoy released his first album of his career dubbed “Grade1” which gave music fans something to hope for as he showed very promising prints of his craft.
Their relations was fruitful but Stonebwoy, after all that he had learned decided to take his career into his own hands as he exited from Samini Music, however, it is instructive to note that he did not burn bridges whilst parting ways with his senior colleague artiste in the music industry.
Stonebwoy established his own record label called Burniton Music Group (BMG), which was made up of some close friends and industry stalwarts and was financed by a businessman.
In 2014, he released his second studio album ‘Necessary Evil’
In 2017, he released his third studio album ‘Epistles of Mama’ an album he dedicated to his late mother Catherine Lucy Aku Ametepe Satekla.
The album contains 24 tracks which featured local and foreign acts across Africa, Jamiaca and Europe.
Some of the acts include Sean Paul, King Promise, Burna Boy among others and the EOM album won him several awards including a BET award for the Best International Act.
He got signed to a major record label in Ghana in 2017, Zylofon Music owned by embattled Ghanaian businessman Nana Appiah Mensah.
In 2017, Stonebwoy tied the knot with Louisa Ashong, a medical doctor and graduate of the Kwame University of Science and Technology and are blessed with two children, Jidula and Janam.
His exploits have earned him top collaborations with international acts from Africa, UK, 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.
His energetic and mind-blowing stage craft paved the way for him tour in UK, USA, Australia, Italy, Amsterdam and many more countries and sharing stage with acts such as Lauryn Hill, Alkaline, Busy Signal, Popcaan, Morgan Heritage and Wizkid.
Stonebwoy has inked some juicy endorsement deals in his career.
He was ambassador for Samsung in 2018 and in September 2019, he bagged an endorsement deal with Voltic Natural Mineral Water was also the global ambassador for Sanitation.
The same year partnered with a multinational beverage company to hold a merchandise for ‘Boss Energy Drink’.
He launched his newly established clothing line in Ashaiman in a store called the ‘Bhim Shop’ where he sells branded outfits of his BHIM brand.
BHIM is an abbreviation for a catchphrase he coined which is ‘Bless His Imperial Majesty’.
In 2020, Stonebwoy the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards ‘Artiste of the Year’ 2015 is set to release his fourth studio album dubbed ‘Anloga Junction’.
Stonebwoy’s resilience and dedication to his work coupled with the achievements made have made him one of Ghana’s living legend worth celebrating.