Stonebwoy (or Stonebwoy Burniton) is the stage name of Livingstone Etse Satekla, a Ghanaian Afro-pop, dancehall and reggae artist and the CEO of Burniton Music Group. Satekla was born in 1988 in Ashaiman and began making music in his early school days. He studied at Methodist Day Secondary School alongside rapper Sarkodie. He began performing as Stonebwoy since high school. He appeared on a popular rap competition 'Kasahare Level' on Adom FM, which saw him defeating several other rappers and gaining underground popularity. He continued his tertiary education at University of Professional Studies to earn a degree in Marketing in 2013.

His performances at rap battles and his style of music caught the eye of Samini, who to signed him to his label, Samini Music. Here Stonebwoy recorded his first hit singles, 'Climax' ft. Samini and subsequently 'Ghetto Love' ft. Irene Logan. Both songs earned him nominations at the Ghana Music Awards. After this exposure, he released his debut album 'Grade 1 Album' under his Burniton Music Group Label, which made Stonebwoy a household name in the music industry. It was followed by his sophomore album, 'Necessary Evil'.

In 2015 Stonebwoy received many awards and nominations. He was the recipient of three Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), including the coveted Artist of the Year award. In June 2015 he was named Best International Act for Africa at the BET Awards in Los Angeles, USA, underlining his status as the leading reggae and dancehall artist in Ghana.


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Profile added by Music In Africa Foundation on 29 Jun 2015