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BHIM to the World – Stonebwoy's Global Strides

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Seeing Stonebwoy’s progress over the years as been incredibly inspiring for me. From our first interview 8 years ago in the studios of Vibe FM (Accra-Ghana) to watching the Jamaican media frenzy around his recent gig at Jamaica’s Reggae Sumfest. It’s all so surreal! I was fortunate enough to get him on the phone lines for a short interview before he jetted off to the States for the next round of gigs, and in 10 minutes we managed to cover quite a bit. Check out a summary of the interview below: On his recent success on international platforms, from Budapest’s Summerjam, to Zurich and straight to Jamaica. – I asked him how he felt and what it meant to him: Stonebwoy:  It’s an incredible feeling Antoine. I’m humbled and grateful by it and it means a lot not only for me but for Ghana. These stages I find myself on pave a path for other dancehall and reggae artists from Ghana. I go through a lot to get ready for this shows, musically and mentally, so when I deliver and it all goes well, I thank God for making it happen.  These shows are huge and require you to make a mark as an African artist. If only you knew what I’ve sacrificed to get this far. It hasn’t been easy, but the consistency and push is what’s got me here. On the Jamaican media frenzy around his performance at ReggaeSumfest and presence in Jamaica. – I asked what he thought he did that’s got their attention and respect across board: Stonebwoy: Everything came together to create that peak. My work and profile speaks for itself. The treatment comes with the level. These guys are really into reggae and dancehall, so they do they’ve done their research and seen the numbers. 17 appearances on the billboard 100 and the music I’ve been putting out and moves across the world, nominations and wins in the BETs. It’s not about the hype or that one hit song. A lot of work was put into this is and its good to see the respect and necessary attention it’s being given. Again very inspiring and encouraging experience for me. On meeting Damian Marley and striking a chord of familiarity.– I asked how that must have felt being recognized by one of reggae music’s world best, if not the best: Stonebwoy: It was an honor. Damian Marley I can say is like the Bob Marley of our time. It’s definitely a dream come true and a testament to the hard work and consistency I’ve put into my music. The connection started some time back when he produced a song for Kabaka Pyramid called borders which i featured on. One thing led to another into that time of meeting him. This is just the beginning, hopefully more doors open through this. On the deal with Universal Music.– I asked him what exactly it means for him now and if it in any way affects his creative liberty and affects his deal with Zylofone Music. Stonebwoy: Not at all. The deal with Zylofon still stands along with my creative liberties. What this deal is, is me licensing my music to Universal for global distribution. Of course, that gives us the advantage of further reach, resources and connects to get my music heard around the world. There will definitely be more collaborative efforts even with Universal, in the direction my music should take with regards to the targeted demographics, but that’s something that rather adds value to my music. On taking Kelvinboy  along with him on this global platforms – I asked him how Kelvinboy was taking it: Stonebwoy: He’s in a very good position you know. A lot of us starting out didn’t get that chance. I never had the chance to feature or perform on such big platforms starting out, but he does. It’s my hope that he leverages on this to do even bigger things and reach further than this. Stonebwoy ’s international recognition is a result of years of hard work, consistency and focus on building a global brand that would leave a legacy in the genre of dancehall and reggae music. Right after our interview he left for the States, after which he goes to Italy for another gig. I, and I’m sure a couple more thousand Stonebwoy fans stand proud with his progress. Wishing him nothing but the best in gigs to come and his new deal with Universal Music. By Antoine Mensah ]]>

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‘Dumsor’ has destroyed most of the ACs in my house – Mr. Drew

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Sensational Ghanaian singer and dancer, Mr. Drew, born Andrews Nii Commey Otoo has expressed his frustration regarding the negative impact of “dumsor” on his household appliances. (more…)

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I’ll return to stage even if I’ve to crawl – Celine Dion

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Renowned Canadian singer, Celine Dion has recently expressed her unwavering determination to overcome Stiff Person Syndrome and make a triumphant return to the stage.  (more…)

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Rihanna Claims She’s Starting Work On Her New Album Soon

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Celebrated Barbadian singer and actress, Robyn Fenty, popularly known as Rihanna has revealed that she working on her long awaited ninth album. (more…)

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Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE celebrates GRAMMY’s expansion into Africa

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Accra – Ghana, June 12, 2024 – President of Grow, Unite and Build Africa (GUBA), Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE, has expressed excitement about the Recording Academy’s expansion efforts to support music creators at the global level and the GRAMMY’s entry into Africa. (more…)

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Stonebwoy says he is not responsible for Shatta Wale’s show cancellation at TF hostel

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Famed Ghanaian reggae/dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, otherwise known as Stonebwoy has made it clear that he cannot be held responsible for the cancellation of Shatta Wale’s show at the TF Hostel. (more…)

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GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA TO HONOR PRINCE BRIGHT, DELORIS FRIMPONG MANSO (DELAY), JAY Q, MC PAPA LINKS, DJ E LOVE, DJ PRINCE PAUL FSRDJ & DOREEN ANDOH AT 2024 EVENT

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GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA

The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA is proud to announce that it will be honoring seven outstanding individuals in the Ghanaian entertainment industry at this year’s event. The 2024 awards ceremony, scheduled for July 6th at the Merkin Hall Theatre, Kauffman Music Center in New York, will recognize the significant contributions of ace musician Prince Bright of Buk-Bak fame, renowned TV and radio host Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay, celebrated music producer & sound engineer Jay Q, ace radio broadcaster Doreen Andoh, and US-based Ghanaian talents MC Papa Links, DJ E Love, and DJ Prince Paul.

Prince Bright, known for his influential role in the music duo Buk-Bak, has been a pivotal figure in the Ghanaian music scene for decades. His contributions have helped shape the sound and direction of modern Ghanaian music.

Delay, a household name in Ghana, has made remarkable strides as a TV and radio host. Her impactful interviews and shows have set new standards in the media industry, making her one of the most respected and influential media personalities in the country.

Jay Q, a legendary music producer and sound engineer, has been instrumental in producing some of Ghana’s biggest hits. His innovative production techniques and dedication to quality have earned him a place among the elite in the music production field.

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Doreen Andoh, a highly esteemed radio broadcaster, has been a trailblazer in the media industry for over 2 decades. Her compelling voice and engaging style have captivated audiences for years, earning her a distinguished place in Ghanaian media.

MC Papa Links, DJ E Love, and DJ Prince Paul FSRDJ have each made significant impacts in the entertainment scenes within the Ghanaian diaspora in the US. Their contributions to music and entertainment have fostered a vibrant cultural exchange and brought Ghanaian music to a broader audience.

The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA is thrilled to honor these extraordinary talents for their exceptional contributions to the Ghanaian entertainment industry. Their dedication and hard work have not only elevated their respective fields but also inspired countless others.

Tickets to the event can be purchased now via https://bit.ly/GEAWARDS. Voting is currently underway, so fans and supporters are encouraged to participate in the process by visitingwww.ghentawards.com/vote.

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About GEA USA: The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA was established to showcase the achievements of Ghanaian creatives and entertainers who excel in their fields both in Ghana and the diaspora. The event brings together industry professionals and fans to celebrate the rich culture and talents of Ghana.

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GEA USA Press Office Accra Email: [email protected]

For more information, follow GEA USA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @geawardsusa.

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