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Stonebwoy, one of Ghanaian's biggest reggae dancehall singer

About

From discovering his abilities when he was young to exploring them, Stonebwoy is now one of the most popular musical talents in Ghana. His story is fused with personal misfortune. His resilience to get to the apex of the music industry has seen him overcome obstacles. Find out more in this Stonebwoy’s biography.

Personal Life

What is the real name of Stonebwoy?

Stonebwoy age, 34, is a big-time Afro-pop musician. He was born on 5 March 1988 in Ashaiman, South of Ghana as Livingstone Etse Satekla. That's Stonebwoy’s real name. He is the fourth born in a family of seven children.

Stonebwoy discovered his love for music when he was still young. School provided an avenue for him to explore this. He was part of the drama club and scripted for some of the performances.

Schooling

Stonebwoy went to Methodist Day High School. He was there with another popular musician, Sarkodie. He then proceeded to the University of Professional Studies. Stonebwoy graduated with a degree in marketing in 2013. 

Career

As mentioned, Stonebwoy immersed himself in music from the time he was in school. When he was in his first year in high school, he came across one of Ghana's most influential DJ/Presenter Doctor Duncan. His show helped bring up talents like Sarkodie and other notable names in the industry. 

Stonebwoy released his first radio piece “Makuma” when he was in his second year.“Empress” was his next song and is the one that sold Stonebwoy’s name.

2012 was a big year for Stonebwoy. He released his first single “Climax” featuring Samini, and “Ghetto Love” featuring Irene Logan. These songs hit the airwaves big time. Stonebwoy received nominations at the Ghana Music Awards.     

Stonebwoy wrapped up the year with his debut album, "Grade 1 Album". It contains seventeen tracks. If Stonebwoy hadn’t gained recognition already then this album cemented his name amongst the industry’s best. 

Stonebwoy released his second album “Necessary Evil” in 2014. It has 29 songs. This album won Stonebwoy three awards.

Three years later, Stonebwoy was at it again. He served fans with his third album, “Epistles of Mama” which has 24 tracks. This was a dedication to his mother Lucy Aku Ametepe Satkela. Stonebwoy managed to pull in some of the biggest names in this project. He worked with the likes of Burna Boy and Sean Paul. 

Stonebwoy's fourth album "Anloga Junction" came after three years after his third album. Again, he featured international acts like Diamond Platnumz, Keri Hilson, Kojo Antwi, Alicai Harley and Jahmiel.  

Stonebwoy is also the CEO of Buriton Music. 

Stonebwoy Albums

2012: Grade 1 Album

2014: Necessary Evil

2017: Epistles of Mama

2020: Anloga Junction

Throughout these albums, Stonebwoy produced a lot of songs. Here are some of them.

Stonebwoy Songs 

“Please don’t go”

“Party Again”

“Head Up/Above the sky”

“Bow down”

“Hero”

“Any Day”

“Loyalty”

“Tomorrow”

“We made it”

“Guy Guy”

Stonebwoy's Foundation

Stonebwoy's Foundation, The Livingstone Foundation, focuses on helping people with disability. He drew this inspiration from his accident that left him limping. Through the foundation, he hopes to deliver a good quality of life for everyone and more importantly to those with disabilities.

In 2020, he ran a workshop to empower people with skills that’ll help them earn a living.

In 2017, he sponsored education for five students at his former school, Tema Methodist Day High School. This was a way for Stonebwoy to commemorate his mother who died in 2015. 

Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, who is best?

Comparisons between two of the best, in any field, is almost always inevitable. Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have been the subject of this question. Both hit the heights of their careers with big tunes. But, who is best?

Well, this is largely a matter of opinion. If it comes to the number of awards won, it’s Shatta Wale. If it’s about the longevity of their careers, there’s nothing to separate the two. If it’s about net worth, then Wale comes out on top. If it’s the size of the fanbase, again, without concrete numbers, we can clearly tell. If it’s social media following, Wale has more followers than Stonebwoy on Instagram. 

Even then, this is highly a matter of opinion. 

Relationship

Who is Stonebwoy's wife?

Stonebwoy’s wife Dr Louisa Ansong is a dentist and an entrepreneur. Stonebwoy married Louisa in 2017 in Ghana. The pair have two children, a girl named Catherine Jidula T. Saktela, named after his mother, and L Janam Joachim Satkela.

Family

Some of Stonebwoy's siblings are known whilst others aren’t. Stonebwoy’s sister Sara Satkela is a well-known face as her pictures have made rounds on social media. 

Increasingly, Stonebwoy’s younger brother Elijah Selasi Satkela has come to the limelight. Though he’s got a passion for music like his brother, he’s chosen to pursue football.

Stonebwoy had a twin brother who died. Many speculated that his brother’s death was caused by an accident they experienced in 2003. Stonebwoy has since refuted those claims but is yet to state the actual cause of his brother’s death.  

As for Stonebwoy’s parents, his mother Catherine Satkela died in 2015, after being admitted to the hospital for a short while. The cause of her death is unknown or at least, Stonebwoy hasn't disclosed it to the public. 

Stonebwoy’s father is still alive. In fact, Stonebwoy has been publicly showing his affection during his birthday. Mr Satkela was born on 7 May 1946 and is now 76.

Accident

In 2003, when Stonebwoy was 13, he, his father and sisters was travelling back to Ashiaman from Accra. They had pulled over at the side of the road when a police car hit their car at the side of the road. Stonebwoy was hospitalised for six months. 

The accident affected Stonebwoy greatly. If you wonder why Stonebwoy limps, it’s not because he was born cripple. This accident left this scar on him. 

Stonebwoy disclosed that he didn't seek any medical intervention after the accident. His mother asked him not to and out of respect as he says, he listened to her. However, after her death in 2015, Stonebwoy travelled to the United States for corrective surgery. 

Controversy

Grammy Awards fiasco

In 2021, Stonebwoy found himself having to defend his Grammy Awards nominations comments. The dancehall musician stated that he received three nominations after works he featured in were up for the prestigious prize. Many people doubted him, including a well-known radio presenter, Rocky Dawuni.

Stonebwoy responded by saying that the presenter was "taking credit away from a young kid." He also claimed that Rocky Dawuni was hypocritical. In a social media post, he said he thought he changed but is still the same.

Fake YouTube views

Stonebwoy’s song “Blessing” with Vic Mensa got one million views within twenty-four hours after it was published on YouTube. However, Shatta Movement fans claimed that he bought views as the video only had just over one thousand comments. However, Stonebwoy remained unfazed as his record label BHIM celebrated this as a blessing.

Stonebwoy supports Shatta Wale

After Shatta Wale blasted Nigeria and its artists for not promoting Ghanaian music, Stonebwoy jumped in on the conversation. He supported Shatta Wale’s comments. He said that Nigeria had greater responsibility in pushing African music and making it more popular. 

Stonebwoy’s words stirred anger

Stonebwoy’s comments were not taken kindly. He was accused of deepening the rift between the two countries. He then came out and stated that he had been misinterpreted. 

In an attempt to clear his name, Stonebwoy said that Nigeria doesn’t owe anyone anything and that Ghana and Nigeria are closer than ever. He shared a video of him with Davido and Wizkid.    

Car

How many cars does Stonebwoy have?

Stonebwoy has up to six luxurious cars. Porsche Panamera, Hyundai Sonata, Mercedez Benz E350, Porsche Cayenne, Toyota Venza and a Toyota Camery. His wife shared that the duo might be looking into buying a Rolls Royce soon. 

House

Stonebwoy’s house was gifted to him by Zylofone media after he entered into a deal with them. That’s not the only house that Stonebwoy has. He owns another in Trasacco Valley, one of the wealthiest suburbs in the country. This house reportedly cost Stonebwoy $495,000. 

Net Worth

How much is Stonebwoy net worth?

Stonebwoy’s net worth is estimated to be between $3 to $6 million. Stonebwoy makes money from music, businesses and endorsement deals. He is also the CEO of Burniton Record label.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, who is rich?

Stonebwoy’s net worth as of 2021 is about $3 to $6 million whilst Shatta Wale’s stands at $6.2 million. This means that Shatta is richer than Stonebwoy.

Awards & Recognition

How many awards has Stonebwoy got?

Stonebwoy has won at least 25 awards. Some of them include the highly rated BET Awards for the Best International Act - Africa. He became the first male Ghanaian and dance-hall singer to clinch the prize. He’s also been nominated for the same. Here are some of them:

2020

International Reggae & World Music Awards - Best African Reggae/Dancehall Entertainer

2019

African Entertainment Awards USA - Best Male Artiste 

AFRIMMA 2019 - Best Reggae Dancehall Artiste

2018

All Africa Music Awards - Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards - African Star 

3Music Awards - Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Twister of the Year, Instagram Star of the Year

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards - Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

2017

BET Awards - Best International Act (Nominated)

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards - Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

2016

International Reggae & World Music Awards - Most Promising Act

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards - Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

Ghana Music Awards UK - Most Popular Song, Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year (Nominated), Album of the Year 

2015

BET Awards - Best International Act

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards - Artiste of the Year, Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

All Africa Music Awards - Best African Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall

MTN 4Style Music Awards - Best Reggae/Dancehall Video, Best Directed Video, Most Influential Artist 

Social Media

Stonebwoy Instagram: @Stonebwoyb 

Stonebwoy Twitter: @Stonebwoy 

Stonebwoy Facebook: Stonebwoy

Q&A

Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, who is best?

Well, this is largely a matter of opinion. If it comes to the number of awards won, it’s Shatta Wale. If it’s about the longevity of their careers, there’s nothing to separate the two. If it’s about net worth, then Wale comes out on top. If it’s the size of the fanbase, again, without concrete numbers, we can clearly tell. If it’s social media following, Wale has more followers than Stonebwoy on Instagram. 

Who is Stonebwoy's manager?

Stonebwoy’s wife Dr Louisa Satekla is his manager. He parted ways with Blakk Cedi in 2019. The relationship between the two went sour as Blakk Cedi was allegedly involved in dubious dealings.

Shatta wale and Stonebwoy who has more awards?

Shatta Wale has more awards than Stonebwoy. The former has 71 recognised awards while Stonebwoy has received nominations for at least 25 awards.

How many awards does Stonebwoy have?

Stonebwoy has been nominated for at least 25 awards and won a good number of those.

What brings conflict between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy?

The rivalry between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy stems from their days at “Battle Days”. A number of things have resulted in their beef. Shatta Wale’s alleged comments about Stonebwoy’s mother’s death, Wale’s song “No Mercy For The Cripple”, and their success and contest on who’s better.

How old is Stonebwoy’s wife?

Louisa Satekla was born in 1991. She is 31 years old.

Who is Stonebwoy?

Stonebwoy is a reggae, dancehall and afro-pop musician. He is also the CEO of Burniton Music Group.

How old is Stonebwoy?

Born on 5 March 1988, Stonebwoy is 34 years old.

Also known as:
1Gad
Birthday:
5 March 1988
Nationality:
Ghanaian
Star sign:
Pisces
Birth place:
Ashaiman, Ghana

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Stonebwoy, one of Ghanaian's biggest reggae dancehall singer
Also known as:
1Gad
Birthday:
5 March 1988
Nationality:
Ghanaian
Star sign:
Pisces
Birth place:
Ashaiman, Ghana

About

From discovering his abilities when he was young to exploring them, Stonebwoy is now one of the most popular musical talents in Ghana. His story is fused with personal misfortune. His resilience to get to the apex of the music industry has seen him overcome obstacles. Find out more in this Stonebwoy’s biography.

Personal Life

What is the real name of Stonebwoy?

Stonebwoy age, 34, is a big-time Afro-pop musician. He was born on 5 March 1988 in Ashaiman, South of Ghana as Livingstone Etse Satekla. That's Stonebwoy’s real name. He is the fourth born in a family of seven children.

Stonebwoy discovered his love for music when he was still young. School provided an avenue for him to explore this. He was part of the drama club and scripted for some of the performances.

Schooling

Stonebwoy went to Methodist Day High School. He was there with another popular musician, Sarkodie. He then proceeded to the University of Professional Studies. Stonebwoy graduated with a degree in marketing in 2013. 

Career

As mentioned, Stonebwoy immersed himself in music from the time he was in school. When he was in his first year in high school, he came across one of Ghana's most influential DJ/Presenter Doctor Duncan. His show helped bring up talents like Sarkodie and other notable names in the industry. 

Stonebwoy released his first radio piece “Makuma” when he was in his second year.“Empress” was his next song and is the one that sold Stonebwoy’s name.

2012 was a big year for Stonebwoy. He released his first single “Climax” featuring Samini, and “Ghetto Love” featuring Irene Logan. These songs hit the airwaves big time. Stonebwoy received nominations at the Ghana Music Awards.     

Stonebwoy wrapped up the year with his debut album, "Grade 1 Album". It contains seventeen tracks. If Stonebwoy hadn’t gained recognition already then this album cemented his name amongst the industry’s best. 

Stonebwoy released his second album “Necessary Evil” in 2014. It has 29 songs. This album won Stonebwoy three awards.

Three years later, Stonebwoy was at it again. He served fans with his third album, “Epistles of Mama” which has 24 tracks. This was a dedication to his mother Lucy Aku Ametepe Satkela. Stonebwoy managed to pull in some of the biggest names in this project. He worked with the likes of Burna Boy and Sean Paul. 

Stonebwoy's fourth album "Anloga Junction" came after three years after his third album. Again, he featured international acts like Diamond Platnumz, Keri Hilson, Kojo Antwi, Alicai Harley and Jahmiel.  

Stonebwoy is also the CEO of Buriton Music. 

Stonebwoy Albums

2012: Grade 1 Album

2014: Necessary Evil

2017: Epistles of Mama

2020: Anloga Junction

Throughout these albums, Stonebwoy produced a lot of songs. Here are some of them.

Stonebwoy Songs 

“Please don’t go”

“Party Again”

“Head Up/Above the sky”

“Bow down”

“Hero”

“Any Day”

“Loyalty”

“Tomorrow”

“We made it”

“Guy Guy”

Stonebwoy's Foundation

Stonebwoy's Foundation, The Livingstone Foundation, focuses on helping people with disability. He drew this inspiration from his accident that left him limping. Through the foundation, he hopes to deliver a good quality of life for everyone and more importantly to those with disabilities.

In 2020, he ran a workshop to empower people with skills that’ll help them earn a living.

In 2017, he sponsored education for five students at his former school, Tema Methodist Day High School. This was a way for Stonebwoy to commemorate his mother who died in 2015. 

Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, who is best?

Comparisons between two of the best, in any field, is almost always inevitable. Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have been the subject of this question. Both hit the heights of their careers with big tunes. But, who is best?

Well, this is largely a matter of opinion. If it comes to the number of awards won, it’s Shatta Wale. If it’s about the longevity of their careers, there’s nothing to separate the two. If it’s about net worth, then Wale comes out on top. If it’s the size of the fanbase, again, without concrete numbers, we can clearly tell. If it’s social media following, Wale has more followers than Stonebwoy on Instagram. 

Even then, this is highly a matter of opinion. 

Relationship

Who is Stonebwoy's wife?

Stonebwoy’s wife Dr Louisa Ansong is a dentist and an entrepreneur. Stonebwoy married Louisa in 2017 in Ghana. The pair have two children, a girl named Catherine Jidula T. Saktela, named after his mother, and L Janam Joachim Satkela.

Family

Some of Stonebwoy's siblings are known whilst others aren’t. Stonebwoy’s sister Sara Satkela is a well-known face as her pictures have made rounds on social media. 

Increasingly, Stonebwoy’s younger brother Elijah Selasi Satkela has come to the limelight. Though he’s got a passion for music like his brother, he’s chosen to pursue football.

Stonebwoy had a twin brother who died. Many speculated that his brother’s death was caused by an accident they experienced in 2003. Stonebwoy has since refuted those claims but is yet to state the actual cause of his brother’s death.  

As for Stonebwoy’s parents, his mother Catherine Satkela died in 2015, after being admitted to the hospital for a short while. The cause of her death is unknown or at least, Stonebwoy hasn't disclosed it to the public. 

Stonebwoy’s father is still alive. In fact, Stonebwoy has been publicly showing his affection during his birthday. Mr Satkela was born on 7 May 1946 and is now 76.

Accident

In 2003, when Stonebwoy was 13, he, his father and sisters was travelling back to Ashiaman from Accra. They had pulled over at the side of the road when a police car hit their car at the side of the road. Stonebwoy was hospitalised for six months. 

The accident affected Stonebwoy greatly. If you wonder why Stonebwoy limps, it’s not because he was born cripple. This accident left this scar on him. 

Stonebwoy disclosed that he didn't seek any medical intervention after the accident. His mother asked him not to and out of respect as he says, he listened to her. However, after her death in 2015, Stonebwoy travelled to the United States for corrective surgery. 

Controversy

Grammy Awards fiasco

In 2021, Stonebwoy found himself having to defend his Grammy Awards nominations comments. The dancehall musician stated that he received three nominations after works he featured in were up for the prestigious prize. Many people doubted him, including a well-known radio presenter, Rocky Dawuni.

Stonebwoy responded by saying that the presenter was "taking credit away from a young kid." He also claimed that Rocky Dawuni was hypocritical. In a social media post, he said he thought he changed but is still the same.

Fake YouTube views

Stonebwoy’s song “Blessing” with Vic Mensa got one million views within twenty-four hours after it was published on YouTube. However, Shatta Movement fans claimed that he bought views as the video only had just over one thousand comments. However, Stonebwoy remained unfazed as his record label BHIM celebrated this as a blessing.

Stonebwoy supports Shatta Wale

After Shatta Wale blasted Nigeria and its artists for not promoting Ghanaian music, Stonebwoy jumped in on the conversation. He supported Shatta Wale’s comments. He said that Nigeria had greater responsibility in pushing African music and making it more popular. 

Stonebwoy’s words stirred anger

Stonebwoy’s comments were not taken kindly. He was accused of deepening the rift between the two countries. He then came out and stated that he had been misinterpreted. 

In an attempt to clear his name, Stonebwoy said that Nigeria doesn’t owe anyone anything and that Ghana and Nigeria are closer than ever. He shared a video of him with Davido and Wizkid.    

Car

How many cars does Stonebwoy have?

Stonebwoy has up to six luxurious cars. Porsche Panamera, Hyundai Sonata, Mercedez Benz E350, Porsche Cayenne, Toyota Venza and a Toyota Camery. His wife shared that the duo might be looking into buying a Rolls Royce soon. 

House

Stonebwoy’s house was gifted to him by Zylofone media after he entered into a deal with them. That’s not the only house that Stonebwoy has. He owns another in Trasacco Valley, one of the wealthiest suburbs in the country. This house reportedly cost Stonebwoy $495,000. 

Net Worth

How much is Stonebwoy net worth?

Stonebwoy’s net worth is estimated to be between $3 to $6 million. Stonebwoy makes money from music, businesses and endorsement deals. He is also the CEO of Burniton Record label.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, who is rich?

Stonebwoy’s net worth as of 2021 is about $3 to $6 million whilst Shatta Wale’s stands at $6.2 million. This means that Shatta is richer than Stonebwoy.

Awards & Recognition

How many awards has Stonebwoy got?

Stonebwoy has won at least 25 awards. Some of them include the highly rated BET Awards for the Best International Act - Africa. He became the first male Ghanaian and dance-hall singer to clinch the prize. He’s also been nominated for the same. Here are some of them:

2020

International Reggae & World Music Awards - Best African Reggae/Dancehall Entertainer

2019

African Entertainment Awards USA - Best Male Artiste 

AFRIMMA 2019 - Best Reggae Dancehall Artiste

2018

All Africa Music Awards - Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards - African Star 

3Music Awards - Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Twister of the Year, Instagram Star of the Year

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards - Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

2017

BET Awards - Best International Act (Nominated)

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards - Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

2016

International Reggae & World Music Awards - Most Promising Act

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards - Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

Ghana Music Awards UK - Most Popular Song, Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year (Nominated), Album of the Year 

2015

BET Awards - Best International Act

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards - Artiste of the Year, Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

All Africa Music Awards - Best African Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall

MTN 4Style Music Awards - Best Reggae/Dancehall Video, Best Directed Video, Most Influential Artist 

Social Media

Stonebwoy Instagram: @Stonebwoyb 

Stonebwoy Twitter: @Stonebwoy 

Stonebwoy Facebook: Stonebwoy

Q&A

Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, who is best?

Well, this is largely a matter of opinion. If it comes to the number of awards won, it’s Shatta Wale. If it’s about the longevity of their careers, there’s nothing to separate the two. If it’s about net worth, then Wale comes out on top. If it’s the size of the fanbase, again, without concrete numbers, we can clearly tell. If it’s social media following, Wale has more followers than Stonebwoy on Instagram. 

Who is Stonebwoy's manager?

Stonebwoy’s wife Dr Louisa Satekla is his manager. He parted ways with Blakk Cedi in 2019. The relationship between the two went sour as Blakk Cedi was allegedly involved in dubious dealings.

Shatta wale and Stonebwoy who has more awards?

Shatta Wale has more awards than Stonebwoy. The former has 71 recognised awards while Stonebwoy has received nominations for at least 25 awards.

How many awards does Stonebwoy have?

Stonebwoy has been nominated for at least 25 awards and won a good number of those.

What brings conflict between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy?

The rivalry between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy stems from their days at “Battle Days”. A number of things have resulted in their beef. Shatta Wale’s alleged comments about Stonebwoy’s mother’s death, Wale’s song “No Mercy For The Cripple”, and their success and contest on who’s better.

How old is Stonebwoy’s wife?

Louisa Satekla was born in 1991. She is 31 years old.

Who is Stonebwoy?

Stonebwoy is a reggae, dancehall and afro-pop musician. He is also the CEO of Burniton Music Group.

How old is Stonebwoy?

Born on 5 March 1988, Stonebwoy is 34 years old.