Profile Summary
  • Full Name
    Livingstone Etse Satekla
  • Age
    35 years
  • Date of Birth
    March 5, 1988
  • Pace of Birth
    Ashaiman, Accra
  • Nationality
    Ghanaian
  • Education
    • Agyiri Nyarko School Complex, Ashaiman
    • Methodist Day Secondary School
    • University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA)
  • Profession
    Musician/Songwriter
  • Net Worth
    Approximately $5 Million
  • Marital Status
    Married
  • Siblings

    Sara Satekla

  • Spouse

    Louisa Ansong

  • Children
    1. L Janam Joachim Satekla
    2. Catherine Jidula Satekla
  • Father
    Unknown
  • Mother
    Catherine Satekla
Profile

Stonebwoy's actual name is Livingstone Etse Satekla and he is a Ghanaian musician whose major genres of interest are Afropop, dancehall and reggae.

Stonebwoy which is pronounced rightly as "stoneboy” is sometimes vibrantly called 1GAD and is the CEO of Burniton Music Group. He is a winner of several internationally recognized awards including the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2015 BET Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards.

Stonebwoy is also been a two-time recipient of Billboard plaques. Generally, his fans and many others refer to him as the king of reggae and dancehall in Africa.

He has starred in movies like; Happy Death Day and My Name is Ramadan. So it is right to call him an actor.

He is a global ambassador for sanitation and in September 2019, Voltic Natural Mineral Water made him their brand ambassador. He's also the face of Tecno Mobile in Ghana as their brand ambassador. In 2022, he signed with Universal Music Group’s Def Jam Recordings, and its flagship Def Jam Recordings Africa and boasts of three bashful albums under the label.

Life and Music

Stonebwoy pronounced "stoneboy" was born in Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region of Ghana and began making music in his early school days. Stonebwoy realized his talents and abilities as a lyricist and scriptwriter at an early age, remembering writing and acting drama pieces as far back as his fourth year in primary school.

He studied at Methodist Day Secondary School the same year with rapper Sarkodie where he obtained his high school certificate. He hence continued his tertiary education at the University of Professional Studies to earn a degree in marketing in 2013. Satekla is married to a dentist Louisa Ansong Satekla, with two children.

What is Stonebwoy's style of music and what is he known for?

Stonebwoy is known for his particular style of singing in Jamaican Patois. His craft is considered multifaceted due to the various uniqueness found in his music.

Stonebwoy has been recognized by many affluent platforms. In 2015, he received many awards and nominations which range from "Artist of the Year" to "Album of the Year".

YCEO and Avance media have also listed Stonebwoy as part of their 2019 50 Most Competitive Young. Avance Media is an institution set out to honor young individuals who have distinguished themselves in pursuing the course of providing solutions to some appalling challenges faced in Ghana.

What was Stonebwoy's early life like?

  • Stonebwoy was born in Ashaiman which is in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. Back in his early days in school, he was known to be very vibrant in making music.

  • He realized his talents and abilities as a song lyricist and scriptwriter as far as in basic four at primary school. He partook in writing and acting drama pieces and competitions when he was in basic school.

  • He was a schoolmate with musician Sakodie as they both happened to attend the same senior high school which is the Methodist Day Secondary School in the same year.

  • Stonebwoy however furthered his education into a tertiary institution. He's currently a holder of a Bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Professional Studies, Accra. He earned this degree in 2013.

  • He is married to a licensed medical practitioner; Dr.Louisa Ansong Satekla. She is a dentist by specialty and he has two amazing kids with her.

 

 

Career & Achievements

Musical Style

Stonebwoy ragga in Jamaican Patois (Patwa or Patwah), is considered a "multifaceted artiste" due to the various musical styles he possesses. In 2015, he received many awards and nominations ranging from "Artist of the Year" to "Album of the Year". His sophomore album, Necessary Evil, was the recipient of 3 Ghana Music Awards from 6 nominations.

Philanthropy and Endorsements

Stonebwoy established the ‘Livingstone Foundation’. In January 2017 the foundation announced a sponsorship package for five students of the Tema Methodist Day Senior High School, his alma mater. Stonebwoy has also opened the official BHIM merch shop in Ashaiman. Proceeds from the shop serve as a means to fund activities of the Livingstone Foundation.

He has recently been named the Brand Ambassador for 'Big Boss', a new energy drink. In September 2020, Stonebwoy was named Tecno Mobile brand ambassador and unveiled the Camon 16 Series in October 2020.

World Tours and Notable Performances

Satekla kicked off his world tour in the Eurozone in August 2014. He performed in Germany, Italy, Spain, and Austria. His 2016 Canada-America tour saw him perform in New York City, Ohio, Philadelphia, and Ontario. In the same year, he rocked Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sidney all in Australia.

His second Euro tour saw him travel to the Nordic to thrill fans in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden in the last quarter of 2017. Stonebwoy performed at Reggae Sumfest, the Afro nation festival in Portugal, the Rotterdam Reggae Festival, and the Uppsala Reggae Festival. Rototom Sunsplash

Discography

Satekla has so far released four studio albums and many other singles since 2012

  1. 2012: Grade 1 Album
  2. 2014: Necessary Evil
  3. 2017: Epistles of Mama
  4. 2020: Anloga Junction

Achievements and Awards

  • Entertainment Achievement Awards (Anloga Junction won the Album of the Year award in the Entertainment Achievement Awards and also won the Male Artist of the Year Award in March 2021)
  • 3Music Awards (In March 2021,  Anloga Junction won the Album of the Year award in the 3Music Awards. His song Putuu Freestyle (Prayer) won the Viral Song of the Year)
  • International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) (He also got nominated for the Best African Dancehall Entertainer Award in May 2021)