Stonebwoy Burniton, born Livingstone Etse Satekla is a Ghanaian Afro pop, dancehall/reggae artist and one of Africa’s most revered performers. Stonebwoy has a lot of records to his name with the very popular one being the only Reggae/Dancehall artist from Africa to win a BET Award.
Through his admirable hard work , Stonebwoy has been able to collaborate with international acts from Africa, UK, Jamaica such as Jah Vinci, Trey Songz, Gappy Ranks, Randy Valentine, Sarkodie, Wayne Wonder, Laza Morgan, Samini, Obrafour, Black Prophet, R2Bees, Patoranking, General Pype Stylo Gee, Burna Boy, Morgan Heritage, Chris Martin, I Octane, Kranium and many others.
1 GAD as now called has been recognized worldwide for his electrifying and energetic stage performances .He has attracted a large fan base across the world having staged performances in UK, USA, Australia, Italy, Amsterdam and many more countries and sharing stage with acts such as Lauryn Hill, Alkaline, Busy Signal, Popcaan, Morgan Heritage and Wizkid.
‘Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character’, a quote by John Wooden.
Stonebwoy indisputably has a very good-looking biography but still lacks the willpower to control his anger. Branding plays a very important role within the BMG group, and as a brand, has been largely received and accepted, not just within Ghana and Africa, but in Europe too. Quick-temperedness has ill reputed his brand publicly on 3 different occasions which we will be highlighting below.
In March 2018 , Stonebwoy was involved in scuffle with some officers of his former record label, Zylofon Music, who had gone to the premises of Champs Bar (Ring Road Central) to take from him, a car purported to have been given to him by the company.
Stonebwoy was on bill to perform with his then protégé – Kelvin Boy. According to Stonebwoy, while in a room at the hotel, he sent his brother to fetch him his clothes from his car when he heard noise from outside.
“They hit [my brother] on the lips, they took the car keys from him and they sat in the car…if not for my bodyguard, they would have driven my car away and that would have been something else,” he recounted. He then fired gunshots to dispel the crowd so they could move the car. Apparently, Bulldog had followed up with his guys to the Champ Bar to take the car from him but Stonebwoy stated emphatically that the car in question is his personal property and not what Zylofon gave to him.
VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS 2019
African Dancehall King, Shatta Wale caused a brawl at the 20th Edition of the Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards after his rival and former label mate Stonebwoy was adjudged as the winner for the Reggae/Dancehall artiste of the year category.
A video which surfaced on the internet from the event saw Shatta Wale and his Militants abruptly storming the stage after Stonebwoy had mounted it to receive his award. Unfortunately for him he couldn’t finish as Shatta Wale and his men approached the stage to cause chaos which alerted Stonebwoy’s security to react accordingly.
Immediately during the brawl, Stonebwoy suddenly pulled out a gun on stage in a manner of Self Defence which sparked the debate of it being appropriate or not.
ANGEL TOWN (SARKODIE VIRTUAL CONCERT)
Sarkodie’s manager also shared photos and videos of the bruises on his left eye as he received treatment at the Salem Eye Center in Tema.
Unconfirmed report stated that, Stonebwoy was said to have had a bust-up with Angeltown Baby after some actions from Angel deemed disrespectful to the Stonebwoy brand.
However, Sarkodie and Stonebwoy are yet to react to the allegations making waves via the web-based networking media.