Biography of Stonebwoy


Stonebwoy, whose real name is Livingstone Etse Satekla, was born on March 5, 1988, in Ashaiman, Ghana. He is a renowned Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall, and reggae musician.

Early Life and Education

Stonebwoy was the fourth child in a family of seven children. He discovered his passion for music at a very early age. He successfully scripted and acted for the drama club of his school as far back as the fourth year in primary school. After obtaining his First School Leaving Certificate, Stonebwoy enrolled at the Methodist Day Secondary for his High School Leaving Certificate. He further gained admission to the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), where he graduated with a degree in Marketing in 2013.


During Stonebwoy’s first year in Senior High School, he met up with a radio DJ/Presenter, Doctor Duncan who at the time was the host of KASAHARI, a real-time rap battle programme. The program gave birth to the likes of Sarkodie, Dr Cryme and many other top Ghanaian rappers. He released his first radio hit, ‘Makuma’ in his second year at Senior High School, which was followed by other songs. By his third year, Stonebwoy had amassed for flaming underground popularity in the Ghanaian music industry. He went on to release another song titled ‘Empress’ which also helped his growth in the music world.


Stonebwoy’s contributions to the Ghanaian music industry have earned him numerous accolades, including the “Best African Act” at the 2006 MOBO Awards. On December 13, 2018, Stonebwoy was en-skinned as a Chief in his home town. The title given to him by the WaNaa (Paramount Chief of Wa) is Pebilii Naa’, which means King of the Rocks’ in Wa.


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