Stonebwoy moves out of ‘comfort zone’

BY: Gifty Owusu-Amoah / Graphic Showbiz/ Ghana


Having popped up as one of the potential talents on the dancehall music front in 2010 when he featured on the song, No More, by Kwaw Kesse, dancehall musician Stonebwoy, has managed to keep active and relevant on the music scene.

His release of some hit singles such as Give it to them and Kweenamu which made instant hits after receiving massive airplay last year portrayed him as an enthusiastic young man filled with the desire to succeed on the music front.

But, the Climax singer seems more prepared to take his act a notch higher this year, a move he believes will help him gain more publicity and recognition for his brand and musical works beyond the shores of his home country.

In a bid to make such dream a reality, Stonebwoy embarked on a three-week musical tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe last month.

In a chat with Showbiz last Monday, Stonebwoy who got back to the country last week Thursday, described his tour as a “fruitful adventure that will shoot him onto the international scene and catch the eye of ‘big shots’”.

“Sometimes, you need to move out of your comfort zone and venture into other unknown territories. That is where you would be able to test how much talent you have got, and I am glad I got positive feedback from the tour” he said.

Away on the tour, the Pull Up hit maker said he had the opportunity of being featured on South Africa’s most popular dancehall concert, Baseline concert, and collaborated with celebrated Zimbabwean dancehall act in Africa, Buffalo Soldier.

He also landed a publishing deal with Elephant Music Records, a subsidiary of Universal Record which will see hios somgs feature on Kleek, a new application by Samsung that enables its users to download songs from all over the world.

Stonebwoy was hopeful his trip will yield the necessary benefits later in the year and assured his fans of “fireworks” from his second album Necessary Evil which has songs like Ex-boyfriend and Jamming, scheduled for release in June this year.

The 25 year old whose real name is Livingstone Etse Satleka is hopeful his yet-to-be r eleased album would make a great impact on the music scene because of its “classical worth”.

Stonebwoy who is not signed on to any management or record label, expressed his appreciation to his fans for their support. He was positive about winning the Most Popular song, Best Male Vocal and Best Song Writer at this year’s Ghana Music Awards.