Livingstone Etse Satekla, stage named Stonebwoy was born on Saturday 5th March 1988 in Ashaiman. He hails from Anloga situated in the Volta Region of Ghana.
He is the 4th born child of seven siblings. Stonebwoy studied at Methodist Day Secondary School. This was in the same year with rapper Sarkodie where he gained his High School Leaving Certificate. He then furthered his education at the University of Professional Studies to earn a degree in Marketing in the year 2013.
His musical talent started reaping from primary school by mimicking popular songs and also being a member of his church’s children choir. His talent developed as he started writing few lines of his own. He started performing as Stonebwoy since Senior High School as an underground rapper.
In the year 2004 when he was a well-known rapper in his environment, He challenged himself by taking a step up trying to spread his popularity. He thereby started gaining fans across the Capital. This he did by appearing on a popular rap competition ‘Kasahare Level’ on Adom FM. He featured Sarkodie and Dr. Cryme in which he knocked out several rappers.
Still, during high school he had singles released within his time in senior high school. He featured on the compilation that had Ghanaian Stars on it like Pop Skinny, Okomfo Kwaadei, Buk Bak, Afro Moses, Adolf Tagoe, and Samini. These were musicians from different genres. This made him one of the uprising dancehall artists in his time.
During his last year in senior high school he got to work under music producer Quick Action who got him to meet Samini. Samini had an interest in him and therefore signed him into his “Samini Music” record label which gingered the creation of High-Grade Family. Now working under Samini Music, Stonebwoy recorded his first hit single “Climax” featuring Samini then later “Ghetto Love” featuring Irene Logan. Both songs earned him nominations at the Ghana Music Awards.
At age 27, Stonebwoy released his debut album “Grade 1 Album” under his Burniton Music Group Label and made Stonebwoy a household name in the music industry. Stonebwoy wasn’t the only unique trademark that his fans knew him by.
He was also known and recognized by his fractured knee which was caused by a fatal accident at the age of 14 which left him bedridden for 3 months with a completely fractured knee but was later fixed up in the year 2016.
Stonewboy often ragga in Jamaican Patois and is considered a “multifaceted rapper” due to the various musical styles he possesses. In the year 2013, he won the best collaboration in the 2013 Bass Award. He then further received many awards and nominations ranging from “Artist of the Year” to “Album of the year”. The life of Popular Musician Stonebwoy is ongoing in the music industry with no hopes of backing down anytime soon.
Stonebwoy also comes with the brand Bhimnation which most people like to call him.
Stonebwoy’s Most Popular Songs
- Ghetto Love:
- Problem: Download music
- Enku lenu: Download music
- Mightylele: Download music
- Baafira: Download music
Written by: Bashiru Abdul-Hakeem Olord