Stonebwoy is the originator of Afro-Dancehall


Dancehall Artiste, Stonebwoy, claims he is the originator of the music genre, Afro-dancehall, a name he coined ten years ago.

The ‘Therapy’ crooner says he is fulfilled to have witnessed the growth and widespread use of Afro-Dancehall tunes.

“It is literally broken down as Afrobeat and dancehall. It is very simple in that context. I am only very confident enough to have coined this name more than a decade ago and I have been living up to it till today.

“I believe that it is a very beautiful space to be in. It will interest you to know that there are tons of African youths who are into the Afro-dancehall style and paying a lot of respect to the name, Stonebwoy for being a fierce force and pushing this to the world,” Stonebwoy said in an interview on +44 Podcast with Sideman and Zeze Millz.

“My history with Afro-dancehall is that I should be, you know what they say that an idea is not in one man’s head…it will interest you to know that I have been pushing Afro-dancehall as a coin as a term from early when I started my career before I launched properly. It was the calling I had. I sat and wonder what I was going to call it and as far as 2007 and 2008, I have been about it,” he said.

Stonebwoy is currently promoting his 17-track album titled ‘5th Dimension’ which was released in April 2023.

At the juSt ended Vodafone Ghana Music (VGMA), he was adjudged the ‘Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste’ of the year.


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