Today on Africa Day, we shine the spotlight on one of Africa’s finest artists: Grammy nominated, BET Award winning musician, Stonebwoy.
We catch up with the African giant who is connecting Africa through music.
Congratulations on the massive success of Anloga Junction. Your album made our Best Albums Of 2020 list. How do you feel about receiving such a global reception?
I feel great to have pushed against all odds to make an album as great as such with a lot of yet to be tapped potentials. Especially in the heart of a very crazy season called corona.
You can’t think of African giants on the continent irrespective of field and not mention your name. How have you managed to build a brand that is so well respected and loved by all?
Thanks. I have managed to build a brand as strong as this by following my calling as a mouthpiece of the voiceless… singing songs that live with the people, and being true to myself!
You’ve just released a new single featuring American-Ghanaian rapper, Vic Mensa. What made him the perfect person to collaborate with on this track?
When the opportunity came through for him to feature on my record, I chose a rhythm like this for him to work on because you find out that the instrumentation is right for both of us to express our talents and still represent for the Afrobeats culture.
What message do you want to covey with “Blessing”?
The message is a message of hope and faith speaking into our lives that we can make it by following our positive pronouncements with hard work.
What’s next for Stonebwoy for 2021?
Tours, more music, books, films and podcasts, humanitarian work…
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
1.What city are you currently in and what do you love most about this city?
Accra, Accra stay by plan lol
2.Your favourite hangout spot in your home town is?
3.A song that perfectly describes your country right now?
Rung Go by Stonebwoy
4.What is on your music playlist currently?
New school dancehall and Spanish music
5.What are you reading?
A book on my song “LE GBA GBE” yet to be released
6.What would you say is the biggest artistic impact Africa has had on the world?
Our music and sound culture
7.What is that one African dish you wish the entire world knew about?
8.What does your name mean?
LIVINGSTONE aka STONEBWOY
Relentlessness, courage, strength, power
9.If you had one super power what would it be and why?
To change the brainwash of Africa and turn it into heaven on earth
10.If you weren’t a famous musician what would you be?