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Stonebwoy Burniton – Celebrity Facts (GH)

Stonebwoy Burniton, born Livingstone Etse Satekla is a Ghanaian Afro pop, dancehall and reggae artiste who hails from Anlo,the Volta Region.

Stonebwoy Burniton - Celebrity Facts (GH)
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He was born on March 5, 1988 in Ashaiman, Accra, the fourth in a family of seven siblings. Stonebwoy stands as one unique African artiste with a sense of resilience, dedication & purpose.

Stonebwoy got his high school certificate at Methodist Day Secondary School after which he graduated at the University Professional Studies with a degree in Marketing in the year 2013.

In 2017, Stonebwoy tied the knot with Louisa Ashong, a medical doctor and graduate of the Kwame University of Science and Technology and are blessed with two children, Jidula and Janam.

His 1st two albums Grade 1 and Necessary Evil are captivating debut that heralds the arrival of a gifted and significant artist, marking his territory. He recorded his first track in a family studio a decade ago.

Stonebwoy has never looked back. Making the history surrounding the emergence of an African legend was when in first year in Senior High School, Stonebwoy met up with a radio DJ/Presenter, Doctor Duncan who at the time was the host of Kasahari, a real time rap battle programme. Out of that programme came the likes of Sakordie, Dr Cryme and many other relevant rappers in Ghana.

“I battled my way out every weekend without defeat till date. Music chose me, I didn’t choose music”.

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His first radio hit, Makuma (My Heart) was released in second year at Senior High School plus several others that followed up later. By third year, he had amassed for himself a flaming underground popularity and went on to release another hit titled Empress which held him up years after leaving High School in 2007.

Stonebwoy soon started work with S24 studios in 2008 after meeting Dansoman-based Reggae and Dancehall legend Samini who later signed him into his label Samini Music.During this time is when Stonebwoy released his 1st studio album ‘Grade 1′

Stonebwoy established his own record label called Burniton Music Group (BMG), which was made up of some close friends and industry stalwarts and was financed by a businessman.

In 2014, he released his second studio album ‘Necessary Evil’ under his newly formed label BMG which has numerous hit songs on it.

In 2017, he released his third studio album ‘Epistles of Mama’ an album he dedicated to his late mother Catherine Lucy Aku Ametepe Satekla.

The album contains 24 tracks which featured local and foreign acts across Africa, Jamiaca and Europe. Some of the acts include Sean Paul, King Promise, Burna Boy among others

Stonebwoy Burniton - Celebrity Facts (GH)

As one of the best African stars, Stonebwoy has a landed a couple of endorsements deals under his belt, which include the official Samsung ambassador in 2018 and Voltic Natural Mineral Water in 2019.

Later that year he launched his newly established clothing line in Ashaiman in a store called the ‘Bhim Shop’ where he sells branded outfits of his BHIM brand.

BHIM is an abbreviation for a catchphrase he coined which is ‘Bless His Imperial Majesty’.

In 2020, Stonebwoy released his fourth studio album dubbed Anloga Junction’.

Today, the result of hard work is certainly paying off for the young chap with collaborations with international acts from Africa, UK, Jamaica such as Jah Vinci, Trey Songz, Gappy Ranks, Randy Valentine, Sakordie, Wayne Wonder, Laza Morgan, Samini, Obrafour, Black Prophet, R2Bees, Patoranking, General Pype Stylogee, Burna Boy, Morgan Heritage, Chris Martin, I Octane, Kranium,Keri Hilson and many others.

Described as the king of reggae and dance hall artists in Africa, here is a list of all his awards.

  1. 4syte Music Video Awards 2012 – Best Collaboration Video-Won
  2. 4syte Music Video Awards 2012 – Best reggae Dancehall Video-Won
  3. Dancehall King 2010 (Princess One Love & Hitz FM Event)-Won
  4. Ghana Music Awards Best Reggae Song Of the year – Nominated
  5. Dancehall King 2010 (Princess One Love & Hitz FM Event)-Won
  6. Ghana Music awards 2013 – Afro Pop Song of the Year – Nominated
  7. Bass Awards (Reggae Dance Hall Awards)
  8. 2013 Most Popular Dancehall song – Nominated
  9. Best Dancehall Collaboration song – Nominated
  10. Best Reggae Collaboration song – Nominated
  11. Male Vocalist – Nominated Best Album – Nominated
  12. Best Song writer – Nominated Dancehall Artist – Nominated
  13. Dancehall Music Video – Nominated
  14. International Nomination and Awards 2015 – AFRIMMA Awards – Won 2015
  15. American Entertainment Awards – Nominated
  16. 2015 Movie Award- Happy Death day
  17. Best New Act – Nominated
  18. 2016 Most Promising Act- IRAWMA- Won
  19. 2016 Best Live Act, MTV Awards- Nominated
  20. 2016 Best Reggae-Ragga Dancehall Artiste in Africa – AfriBest- Nominated
  21. BET Award – Best International Act – Won
  22. Vodafone Ghana Music Awards – Artist of the Year – Won
  23. Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year -Won
  24. All Africa Music Awards Best African Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall –Won
  25. MTN 4Syte Music Awards –
  26. Best Reggae/Dancehall Video – Won
  27. Best Directed Video – Won
  28. Most Influential Artist- Won
  29. 2016 International Reggae and World Music Awards – Most Promising Act – Won
  30. Vodafone Ghana Music Awards – Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Won
  31. Ghana Music Awards UK – Most Popular Song of the Year – Nominated
  32. Reggae/Dancehall – Song of the Year –Won
  33. Artiste of the Year – Nominated               
  34. Album of the Year – Won
  35. 2017 BET Awards – Best International Act – Nominated
  36. Vodafone Ghana Music Awards – Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year – Won
  37. Reggae/Dancehall song of the Year – Won
  38. 2018 All Africa Music Awards – Best Reggae/Dancehall African Artiste – Won
  39. Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards – Favorite African Star – Won
  40. 2019 African Entertainment Awards USA – Best Male Artiste – Won
  41. AFRIMA 2019 – Best Reggae Dancehall Artiste –Won
  42. 2020 International Reggae and World Music Awards / Best African Reggae/Dancehall Entertainer -Won

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