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Stonebwoy is the most sought after Ghanaian talent with over 100 collaborations [SEE COMPLETE LIST]

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Musical collaboration occurs when musicians in different places or groups work on the piece. Typically, multiple parties are involved (singers, songwriters, lyricists, composers, and producers) and come together to create one work. The music industry comprises people with innumerable skillsets and trades. Working with talented music producers, singers, songwriters, audio engineers, and others who can provide complementary skills and ideas will improve your music and musical knowledge.

Stonebwoy; known by birthright name as Livingstone Etse Satekla, might be one of the most versatile dancehall recording and performing talent in history and yet he never has to sacrifice an ounce of essential ferocity. In this write up, he brings the raw feeling of the Ghana dancehall to other notable genres, including Afrobeats, Reggae, Highlife, Hiplife, Pop, Rock etc. While his reggaetón duets showcase his universal appeal, he also stands out like a proud conqueror in team-ups with his fellow reggae&dancehall luminaries.

However, Stonebwoy has not only benefited or gained some level of musical expertise from working with other artistes. His collaborative projects have exposed him to other fan-bases. He has also been able to connect with other industry contacts, as having an extensive network of professionals within the music industry is vital to his success. When it comes to collaborations, Stonebwoy is not discriminative. He supports every talents, be it an established or a budding creative.

In no particular order, check the list of some of his collaborations below;

  1. Stonebwoy ft. Keri Hilson – Nominate
  2. Stonebwoy ft. Kojo Antwi – Nkuto
  3. Stonebwoy ft Karamanti- Xfactor
  4. Stonebwoy ft Gappy Ranks – Wicked
  5. McGalaxy ft Stonebwoy n Cynthia Morgan – Go Gaga
  6. Dj Neptune n Olamide ft Stonebwoy – Baddest
  7. Skiikane ft Stonebwoy- Loke
  8. Irene Ntale ft Stonebwoy- Boggie down
  9. AKA ft Burna boy x Stonebwoy x Redsan – All Eyes On
  10. Stonebwoy ft General Pype – Chat Dem Ah Chat
  11. Stonebwoy ft VVS Verbal – Ganja Pipe
  12. Stonebwoy ft OutLaws – Watch Out
  13. Cynthia Morgan ft Stonebwoy- Bubble Bup
  14. Rre ft Stonebwoy- Nana Remix
  15. Tifa ft Stonebwoy- Paradise
  16. Khalia ft Stonebwoy- Spring break
  17. Fay- Ann Lyon ft Stonebwoy- Block roads
  18. C4 Pedro ft Stonebwoy- Quero Mais Love
  19. Sizzla Kalonji ft Stonebwoy – Shoot Yuh
  20. Collie Buddz ft Stonebwoy – Bounce it
  21. Beniton ft Stonebwoy – Struggles
  22. Stonebwoy ft Khalia – Hold On You
  23. Stonebwoy ft Jah Vinci – Happiness
  24. Stonebwoy ft Vanessa Blings – One Man lady
  25. Stonebwoy ft Agent Sasco- Hakuna Matata
  26. Stonebwoy ft Pressure Busspipe – Savage
  27. Stonebwoy ft Kabaka Pyramid- Suit and Tie
  28. Stonebwoy ft Sean Paul- Most Original
  29. Stonebwoy ft Beenie Man- Shuga
  30. Kalado ft Stonebwoy- Crazy Wine
  31. Teff ft Stonebwoy x Versatile – Know Dat
  32. D’Angel ft Stonebwoy- Tingisha
  33. Kabaka Pyramid ft Stonebwoy- Borders
  34. Agent Sasco ft Stonebwoy X Kabaka Pyramid X Spragga Benz – Change
  35. Stonebwoy ft Burna Boy – Sick Inna Head
  36. Stonebwoy ft Burna Boy – No Sir Remix
  37. Stonebwoy ft Burna boy and AKA – Take You Home
  38. Cassper Nyovest ft Stonebwoy- Fever
  39. Stonebwoy ft Damaris- One Thing
  40. Stonebwoy ft Damaris- On My Way
  41. Stonebwoy ft Cassper Nyovest – Wame
  42. Alaine ft Stonebwoy- Monday to Sunday
  43. 41 . La Sra Tomata ft Stonebwoy- Para Ti
  44. Wizzy Pro ft Stonebwoy x DJ Jazz x Wilfresh- On my mind
  45. Stonebwoy ft Patoranking- Pull up remix
  46. Morgan Heritage ft Diamond Platinum x Stonebwoy- Africa-Jamaica
  47. Karamanti ft Stonebwoy- Ase ase ase remix
  48. Stonebwoy ft Smoodface – Dumsor
  49. Smoodface ft Stonebwoy- Inna Real Life
  50. Wayne Marshall ft Stonebwoy- One Man
  51. Jahmiel ft Stonebwoy- Mama
  52. Mr. G ft Stonebwoy- California
  53. DJ Sawa ft Mr Eazi X Stonebwoy x Moelogo – Tomorrow remix
  54. Starzee ft Stonebwoy- Leader
  55. Young6ix ft Stonebwoy- For Example
  56. DJ Xclusive X Jez Blenda ft Stonebwoy X YungL – Real face
  57. Stonebwoy ft Cara Braia
  58. Morgan Heritage ft Stonebwoy,… – Reggae Night remix
  59. Chichingching ft Stonebwoy- No Weakness
  60. Chichingching ft Stonebwoy x Patoranking x Fatman Scoop- Rock Di World remix
  61. St Brikama Boyo ft Stonebwoy- Fi Di Gyal Dem
  62. K’ Coneil ft Stonebwoy- Balance
  63. Stonebwoy ft Stylo G – Baafira remix
  64. Jemere Morgan ft Stonebwoy- ABC
  65. Admiral T ft Stonebwoy- Ghetto Survivor
  66. Praiz ft Stonebwoy x Jesse Jagz- Body Hot
  67. Praiz ft Stonebwoy- Hustle
  68. Stonebwoy ft Teni- Ololo
  69. Danagog ft Stonebwoy x Davido x Burnaboy – Hookah remix
  70. Jaij hollands ft Stonebwoy- Jah Pinga
  71. Stonebwoy ft Eindo – Mzanzi
  72. Stonebwoy ft Chivv & Spanka – Good Morning
  73. DJ Mathematics ft Stonebwoy
  74. Banky W ft Stonebwoy n Shaydee – Mire Do
  75. Gappy Ranks ft Stonebwoy – Cover You
  76. I- Octane ft Stonebwoy- Weh Have Ova Dem
  77. Stonebwoy ft. Alicai Harley – Understand
  78. Stonebwoy ft. Kevin Colt x Sarkodie – Good Morning Remix
  79. Stonebwoy ft. Zlatan – Critical
  80. Stonebwoy ft. Jahmiel – Motion
  81. DJ Cuppy ft. Stonebwoy – Karma
  82. Stonebwoy ft. Davido – Activate
  83. Stonebwoy ft. Diamond Platnumz – Black Madonna
  84. Stonebwoy ft. Nasty C – Bow Down
  85. Juls ft. Stonebwoy, Maleek Berry & Eugy – With You
  86. Emeli Sande ft. Stonebwoy More of You
  87. Fay-Ann Lyons ft. Stonebwoy – Block The Road
  88. Walshy Fire ft. Stonebwoy & Timeka Marshall – Amazing
  89. Kenny ft. Stonebwoy – Renmenw W’a Lenfini
  90. Tarrus Riley ft. Stonebwoy – GYAL – Girl You Are Loved
  91. Wauve ft. Stonebwoy & ZieZie – Pamela
  92. Nana Rogues ft. Stonebwoy – Don’t Stress
  93. Stonebwoy ft. Tekno – Last Station
  94. Weslee ft. Stonebwoy – London Love
  95. Marley Waters ft. Stonebwoy, Kranium – Wine Pon It
  96. Satrinos Raphael ft. Stonebwoy – Monica
  97. KickRaux, Stonebwoy & Yung Alpha ft. Lisa Mercedez – No Make Up
  98. Victoria Kimani & FKi 1st ft. Stonebwoy – Afreaka
  99. Cali P & Teka ft. Stonebwoy – Rise Up & Shine
  100. Rocky Dawuni ft. Stonebwoy – Wickedest Sound
  101. Weirdz ft. Stonebwoy & Ayo Jay – Play You
  102. Trifecta, Stonebwoy & Niniola – Rollin
  103. Gappy Ranks ft. Stonebwoy – Cover You
  104. Leslie Tay ft. Stonebwoy & Syster Sol – Stjarntecken
  105. Kito Mumba ft. Stonebwoy – Missing Bone
  106. Stonebwoy ft. Sean Paul – Most Original
  107. Boddhi Satva, Preto Show, Stonebwoy ft. Tenny – Raga Raga
  108. Jay Rox ft. Stonebwoy – Duty Call
  109. D’Amgel ft. Stonebwoy – Tingisha
  110. Danagog ft. Stonebwoy, Davido & Burna Boy – Hookah

Check full list here: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stonebwoy/572206113/see-all?section=top-songs

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How Stonebwoy’s songs influenced social campaigns in Africa – an enviable Legacy for any artiste

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“Music has the power to move us and to change us. Yet today’s music mostly does not seem to have the same earth-moving, society-shaping effects as that of the past. Much rarer are the antiwar sentiments of composers like Bob Dylan of the USA. The anti-apartheid and government-challenging lyrics of musicians like South Africa’s Miriam Makeba and Nigeria’s Fela Kuti have largely been exchanged for party-hard, live-the-rich-life lyrics.” – according to United Nations

In today’s digitised world, music has become an even more integral part of our lives: we listen to it on our drive to work, when we go to parties, while we study, when we exercise, and in so many other settings. Yet in the most critical times, when the need arises for activism to bring down much needed societal change, we see fewer taking to the streets with picket signs which bear profound lyrics from the songs of the day. In a generation of musicians focused on feel good and party music, Stonebwoy towers above his peers. The Afro-dancehall, Afrobeats, Afro-pop and reggae superstar is well known for his inspirational songs, focusing on good governance, poverty eradication, and spreading good cheer through positive messages with even more delightful melodies.

If ever there was a time when the world needed musicians like Stonebwoy, that time is now. 2020 has proven itself to be one of the most bizarre and tragic years in recent history, with tragedy and grief sweeping across the globe and its continents unendingly. From the truly horrific COVID-19 pandemic which forced countries to shut borders and order lockdowns, to protests against police brutality in the USA and Nigeria, among many other sufferings, the atmosphere has never been more prime for messages of hope and positivity.

His most recent studio album- Anloga Junction, which was released during COVID time, was warmly received by a severely ravaged world with messages from songs such as “Strengh and Hope” – a vibrant prayer which reminds listeners to keep faith and not despair even in the midst of adversity when all seems lost. Indeed, the message from this song resonated so well that Stonebwoy was called upon to perform it for the COVID time virtual concerts organised by global powerhouses such as Billboard, the African Day Benefit Concert hosted by Idris Elba, “Bathroom Sessions” organised by Clash Magazine to help Water Aid UK in their fight against the gobal pandemic.

In recent times, during the ENDSARS PROTEST organised to call for social change in Nigeria and to protest bad governance and police brutality, several of the protesters found comfort in the repertoire of Stonebwoy, through his songs like Suit and Tie which decries corruption, and more especially Run Go- a song which laments how African leaders are failing to satisfy the simple demands of their electorates and how that is leading to African youth to flee its shores in search of the proverbial greener pastures.

As some part of the lyrics says; “Tell we where we gonna run go, After making our motherland a bitter place to live. Tell we where we gonna run go, Wen dem say we have to pay for the oxygen we breathe, Answer me now Mr. big man. You no see everybody want to go run go up foreign no, Simple life, is all we want life. Give me food, give me clothes, give me love and give me shelter shelter, ‘Cus simple life, is all we want life”

To the Nigerians, Congolese, persons from Cameroonian descent, the combination of the lyrics of the song, rhythm and instruments have established a group identity, stir strong emotions, engage audiences and amass people to take action to demand for their due right to live as citizens and as matter of fact, “Run Go”. Top Nigerian celebrity and award-winning musician, Davido, tweeted some lyrics extract from the song, as a way of adding his voice to the campaign. Other social media users also quoted Stonebwoy’s lyrics in their posts addressing the issues affecting Africans.

Without a doubt, Stonebwoy’s lyrics have been relevant in 2020 and will find themselves being used long after he is gone – an enviable legacy for any artiste

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[STATISTICS] FROM SOBOLO TO GOOD MORNING RMX: How Stonebwoy hijacked Ghana’s digital music scene

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the music industry, mirroring its impacts across all arts sectors. Numerous music events, including music festivals, concert tours, award shows, and the like were cancelled or postponed. While some musicians and composers were able to use the time to create new works, there were flow on effects on the many supporting people who relied on performers for their income.

Several musical artists delayed the releases of albums due to the pandemic. The Record Store Day, which would have seen the release of several re-issues and exclusive material, was rescheduled from April 18 to June 20. In contrast, some musical acts moved up the release dates of their upcoming albums. Others released new albums with little or no advanced notice.

However, for internationally acclaimed and Nickelodeon & BET Winner| 3-Time Best Reggae/Dancehall Act in Africa; Stonebwoy, although the consequences of the global pandemic are extreme, he did not let his will shimmer as this year, by far, is the best season for him to cement his status and redeem all priceless accolades received from notable and high profile personalities (both within the creative arts sector and cooperate region) as an entertainer, thus far, rejuvenating the zeal in his craft.

Stonebwoy locked the whole Country this year with music. He commenced 2020 with Sobolo and his globally acclaimed compilation dubbed Anloga Junction the Album came through and now ending the year with Putuu Freestyle and Good Morning Remix. He has utilized available props and has created captivating videos with no tension for the deterioration in quality. His contents are being appreciated and admired.

In these hard times, his digital stores and website have witnessed monumental traffic like never before. This is the clue, that digitization and the music industry are becoming intertwined like never before. With the audience waiting eagerly for content, he converted this pandemic into an opportunity to array his skills set. Digitization of the of his craft with the internet being all-time available is the most viable solution to the current situation.

Earlier this year 14th February, he released Sobolo which most Ghanaian music fell in love with. Currently the song has over 4 Million streams across all music platforms. Fast forward, on 24th April, he released his much anticipated album, Anloga Junction, and it’s currently Ghana’s top Album so far, the album has earned over 30 Million streams across all music platforms and still counting.

The album is currently 4th on world most streamed album on apple music.

Below is the metric from Spotify;

On April 30, he was ranked first in the top 5 most streamed Afro-beats recording and performing artiste in Africa. According to a statistic presented by Audiomack – a music streaming and audio distribution platform that allows artists to upload music and podcasts to listeners across its mobile apps and site, Stonebwoy garnered an organic 7million impressions in less than a week following a successful release of his fourth studio album.

July 15, from hitting 10 million streams in just 10 days on Audiomack alone, it’s just over 7 months into 2020, and three months since the release of his fourth studio project, but Stonebwoy already broke yet another music record. According to metrics, he become the first Ghanaian recording and performing artiste to have his album to reach 20 million streams on Audiomack streaming app.

Beating Drake, Stonebwoy, became the most streamed artiste on Deezer and the second most streamed album on Deezer. His lead single “Nominate” featuring legendary American singer, Keri Hilson, off the chart topping “Anloga Junction” album made an entry to Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart.

The track-8 off the multiple award-winning musician’s fourth Studio album leaped to the 19th position on the 25 best-selling international digital singles chart in the United States. He was also ranked according to sales, streams, or airplay, and based on the popularity of the song and album in the United States and elsewhere across the globe. He becomes the first the Ghanaian to to make it to sales chart.

On 17th July, he released his controversial freestyle Putuu (PRAY) and it’s the most listened Ghanaian sound on both the internet and radio. The tune is currently number one trending on YouTube, with 411K+ streams, number one on Apple Music Top 100 Ghana, number 24 on Audiomack top songs chart with 1M+ streams and also 100k+ streams on Boomplay.

On 24th July he released the Remix to Good Morning (off Anloga Junction Album) featuring Sarkodie and Kelvyn Colt. The song is currently trending number 4 on YouTube with 506K streams, number on Apple Music Hottest Track, number 5 on Apple Music Top 100 Ghana and number 2 on Audiomack’s verified Afrobeats chart.

Stonebwoy has released 5 official music videos in 2020. Only 1 – Sobolo was released as a single and the remaining 4 were released off the Anloga Junction Album. Sobolo (single) – a highlife inclined tune released 5 months ago has accumulated 1.6M+ YouTube views, African Party 500k+ YouTube views, Good Morning (original version) 700k+ YouTube views (both were released 4months ago), Understand 900k+ YouTube views, Nominate 3.1M+ youtube views (both were released 3 month ago) and finally Le Gba Gbe [Alive] has garnered 600k+ YouTube views in 2 months.

Nominate, Good Morning and African Party remain the only videos on Apple Music’s top 100 video chart.

The data shows that, Stonebwoy’s audio and video streaming numbers have witnessed a spike of around 14.5%. There is even a high possibility of an increase in percentage since the reggae/ragga & dance-hall honcho is expected to drop more projects to climax the year 2020.

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ANLOGA JUNCTION: A conscious compilation fused with Dance-hall, Hip-Hop, R&B and Afro-pop

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Stonebwoy – Ghana’s shining Black Star has for years been consistent with his music and international growth, making beautiful music with some of the world’s leading A-list musicians of our time. His brand new album “Anloga Junction” is a complete body-of-work set apart by its intentionality with regards to features, music structuring and song compositions. This album is a 5-star project.

On Anloga Junction, the Afro-dancehall don pulls off an ambitious task by folding his collaborators’ varied styles into his signature sound. Fellow Ghanaian Kojo Antwi fits the reggae feel of “Nkuto”, and the bass rhythm of “Bow Down” flows in sync with Nasty C’s energy. Frequently singing in his Ewe language, particularly on the Keri Hilson collab “Nominate”, Stonebwoy always finds his way back to the unique style that has made him special.

Here’s our track-by-track breakdown of this stupendous music project.

Track-1: “Le Gba Gbe”

On this track Stonebwoy features his brilliant side to Afro-Reggae sound where he plays and enjoys himself on the track. It’s a motivation song which has a lot of meaning and deep-messaging attached to it. It brings out the actual African vibe that we love to hear from the Pan-African superstar.

Track-2: “African Party”

This track has a party vibe that engages everyone to want to dance and vibe to. “African Party” is passing a message literally of how parties are engaged in African. A whole vibe and a fan favorite. He speaks of how he enjoys his life everyday as it comes. A beautiful message timely delivered for the world today. Watch the very colorful music video below!

Track-3: “African Idol”

“African idol” is an African inspiration song. He mixes his craft, bringing out different parts of his sound. Stonebwoy speaks of Africa’s culture on this track. It has a solemn vibe attached to this tune.

Track-4: “Ever lasting”

One of the bangers on the album, “Ever Lasting” is a party vibe mixed with the African spice to make every listener want put on their dancing shoes. The construction of the chorus is superbly crafted as he mixes his tribal language with English and how it blends together to make a perfect sound. It’s a song to vibe to at all times!

Track-5: “Nkuto” feat. Kojo Antwi

This track speaks a lot about the Ghanaian heritage and culture. It features a great sound changer, Kojo Antwi who adds his sauce to the track, making it sound bold and solid. It brings out the true Black Star culture to the world. Something we are proudly celebratory of here at MUSIC UNITES AFRICA.

Track-6: “Bow Down” feat. Nasty C

Nasty C with his unique vibe, came on this track making it a masterpiece along side the master craftsman himself, Stonebwoy. The track speaks volumes about life and how the world turns. With great rap verses from Nasty C, Stonebwoy mixes the rap with his African vibe to make this banger a classic. It is a must listen to song on this album. Highly recommended and a fan-favorite.

Track-7: “Only Love”

“Only Love” which is one of the top-love songs on this album, entails pure African love and affection towards Stonebwoy’s African Queen. He show pure black affection to a lady he really cares about and how to treat THE LADY like the Queen she is. Stonebwoy also uses this song to teach African men how to treat a Woman right, putting aside all forms of male misogyny and selfishness in order to put our Women first; treating them with love and with utmost respect. A true eye opener and much welcomed change to the norm of objectifying our African Queens as seen by most pop-stars in African and all around the world.

Track-8: “Nominate” feat. Keri Hilson

“Nominate” is a passionate track which sees Stonebwoy team up with world renown international superstar, Keri Hilson. This song is a masterpiece with all the ingredients of a proper African vibe attached to make it a ‘gbedu’ (a jam). It also can be taken as a love song because of the vibe it brings and how it connects to the ears. It’s one of the biggest songs from the album. Watch the video below.

Track-9: “Journey”

On this track, Stonebwoy speaks about his life, how he started from nothing and appreciated himself to what he has become now. This track is more like a motivation to upcoming artists looking up to him and also trying to make ends meet. From his point of view, Stonebwoy tries to explain how life can be. He passes an inspiring message across to all listener. This track is a must listen to!

Track-10: “Understand” feat. Alicai Harley

A masterpiece collaboration of two lovely voices, “Understand” entails the vibe Stonebwoy brings with the back up and perfect verse from Alicai Harley. While some would take it as a rap song or soul music, Stonebwoy tries to enlighten his fans to understand where he is coming from and what he’s been through to get to where he is today. But Alicai – bringing in her vocals, made it a lovely track with a different vibe, creating a whole new dimension to this song. It can also be said to be a love song. It is a go-to sound. Watch the video below.

Track-11: “Critical” feat. Zlatan Ibile

Stonebwoy and Nigeria’s very own street leader, Zlatan, take on this track as they all show how beautiful their crafts are and how sweet it is to listen to. It has a unique vibe that should have a dance, following the track from our point of view. Zlatan shows a different side of his music prowess, making it a complete jam. “CRITICAL” is a banger off the “Anloga Junction” album that keeps the body moving one way or another.

Track-12: “Black Madonna” feat. Diamond Platnumz

Tanzanians favorite brings his sound on this beautiful track to make it a masterpiece. Diamond Platnumz took very good care of the chorus with Stonebwoy doing the back up. As usual, Stonebwoy comes up with the complete African vibe to make every listener’s head bang. “Black Madonna” is a club/party banger and also a love song. A must listen to!

Track-13: “Motion” feat. Jahmiel

“Motion” has a reggae vibe, an ultimate sound appealing to all ears. Stonebwoy speaks of his past and motivates the youth not to give up on their dreams and aspirations in life. Jahmiel came in with a different spiritual vibe that could make one’s spirit come alive all day long. It is a favorite from the album.

Track-14: “Good Morning” feat. CHIVV and SPANKER

Stonebwoy flexes his wealth on this track without regrets of how he grew up. Giving thanks to God, he made this track banger with the great vocalists, CHIVV and SPANKER. “Good Morning” is a go-to track at any point of the day to bring light into your day. It’s also a motivational song as the lyrics go ‘NOBODY HERE, LOSER’. A great song to start-off your week with. Watch the music video below!

Track-15: “Strength and Hope”

With this masterpiece, Stonebwoy was rest assured that he made a smash-hit album. Bringing out different personas to his craft, Stonebwoy comes-in spiritual on this song, speaking directly to his listeners never to give up and HOPE for better days ahead.

In conclusion, this album is a conscious body of work fused with dance-hall, Hip-Hop, R&B and Afro-pop. The features on this project were sublime to the very last. Production and branding were/are excellent and we can’t get enough of this wonderful Pan-African project, made in Ghana.

(Written By: Voices Of Afrikans/www.musicunitesafrica.org)

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