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Stonebwoy Named Amongst The Top 5 Most Influential Ghanaian Entertainers

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GREATER ACCRA, GHANA, January 13th, 2020 – Multiple awards winning Ghanaian Reggae/Ragga & Dancehall Artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known for his musicianship as, Stonewboy has, according to the most anticipated annual list curated by leading PR & Rating firm, Avance Media, been named amongst young persons who have the capacity to have an effect on a particular character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself; influential person.

Currently in its fifth year, the annual ranking by Avance Media has helped highlight the works of young Ghanaians across the world and has seen notable personalities such Anas Aremeyaw Anas (2015 & 2016), Kow Essuman (2017) and Prophet Daniel Amoateng (2018) voted as the Most Influential Young Ghanaians in the previous years. Honourees cut across diverse sectors with these inspiring young change-makers and leaders making great strides as entrepreneurs, musicians, activists, media personalities, social entrepreneurs, public servants and politicians.

The list has been categorized with respect to each sector. This include Entertainment, Business, Law & Governance, Leadership & Civil Society, Life Style, Personal Development & Academia, Media, Science And Technology, Social, Entreprise & Philanthropy, and Sports. Stonebwoy was honored alongside Becca [Musician], Kofi Kinaata [Musician], Kuami Eugene [Musician], Kwesi Arthur [Musician] and Stonebwoy [Musician].

In the Business category, Anthony Dzamefe [CEO, Caveman Watches], Awura Abena Agyeman [CEO, WearGhana], Marcia Ashong [CEO, The Boardroom Africa], Rashida Saani Nasamu [CEO, I-ZAR Group] and Sangu Delle [CEO, Africa Health Holdings] were honored for their outstanding roles in Ghana. Hon Francisca Oteng-Mensah [Member of Parliament, Kwabre East Constituency], John Dumelo [Parliamentary Candidate, National Democratic Congress], Kofi Tonto [Head of Information and Public Affairs, Embassy of Ghana in United States], Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah [Minister, Ministry for Information] and Sammy Gyamfi [Communications Director, National Democratic Congress] were also ranked in the Law & Governance category.

Ghanaian personalities who were also ranked in the Leadership & Civil Society are Akosua Asaa Manu [Deputy CEO, National Youth Authority], Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo [Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Hollard Ghana], Derek Nii Laryea [Head of Research and Communications, Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications], Ernesto Yeboah [Commander-in-Chief, Economic Fighters League] and Patrick Stephenson [Head of Research, IMANI Centre for Policy and Education]

Lifestyle ranks Dancegod Lloyd [Dancer], DJ Vyrusky [Disc Jockey], GuiltyBeatz [Music Producer], Kwadwo Sheldon [Social Media Influencer] and Kwaku Bediako [Fashion Designer. In the Media category Berla Mundi [On Air Personality, Media General], Kevin Ekow Baidoo Taylor [Social Commentator, Loud Silence Media], Manasseh Azure Awuni [Freelance Journalist], Sally Akua Amoakowaa Mensah [On Air Personality, Angel TV] and Serwaa Amihere [On Air Personality, GhOne TV] secured a spot.

Personal Development & Academia; Ewura Adjoa Ahimah Nunoo (Dr) [Medical Doctor, Swan Clinic], Kabu Nartey [Student, Ghana Institute of Journalism], Kenneth Gyamerah [Education Advocate], Nana Akua Ankomah-Asare [Managing Director, Primetime Ltd] and Rose Dodd [Lecturer, Ashesi University] were honored, whiles Science & Technology hosts Derick Omari [CEO, Tech Era Ghana], Gregory Rockson [CEO, mPharma], Ivy Barley [CEO, Developers in Vogue], Richard Briandt [CEO, Codetrain] and Simon W. Alangde [CEO, Wineloya Digital]

Foster Awintiti Akugri [President, Hacklab Foundation], Hikmat Baba Dua [CEO, League of Young Female Leaders], Mabel Suglo [CEO, Dignified Wear], MacCarthy Mac-Gbathy [CEO, Hopin Academy], and Prince Agbata [CEO, Coliba] were recognized for their Social Entreprise & Philanthropic works, whereas Andre Ayew [Footballer, Swansea City], Elizabeth Addo [Footballer, Jiangsu Suning], Jordan Ayew [Footballer, Crystal Palace], Mubarak Wakaso [Footballer, Deportivo Alavés] and Thomas Partey [Footballer, Atlético Madrid] were ranked in the Sports category.

According to Prince Akpah, founder and MD of Avance Media, “the list serves as an encouragement to young Ghanaians who are accomplished in their industries and continue to build a distinguished brand for themselves and influence over others. This list also urges those honoured to continue striving harder so their stories can inspire other young people to also contribute their quota to the development of Ghana and the continent of Africa.”

Profiles of all finalists have been published on: www.avancemedia.org/2019MIYG

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Stonebwoy crowned best male artiste – Central/ West Africa at AEA-USA

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Stonebwoy; award-winning Ghanaian reggae/ragga & dancehall artiste has been announced Best Male Artist – Central/ West Africa at the just ended 5th edition of the African Entertainment Awards USA (also referred to as AEAUSA), an annual event consisting of mostly music awards. The past 12 months have been hugely successful for the Ghanaian music heavyweight, with his album “Anloga Junction” chalking huge successes digitally and making a nomination cut at Reggaeville awards.

Stonebwoy was rewarded for his excellence in entrepreneurship, community leadership and the entrainment industry in Africa and the diaspora. The event was held on 20 December and was streamed live via YouTube.

He is the CEO of Burniton Music Group. 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. He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2015 BET Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards. He is also a recipient of two Billboard plaques. He has been described as the king of reggae and dance hall artists in Africa.

Known by birthright name as, Livingstone Etse Satekla, the Ghanaian musician normally ragga in Jamaican Patois (Patwa or Patwah), and is considered a “multifaceted rapper” due to the various musical styles he possesses.

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With non-stop music, and wonderful vibes, ‘Bhim Fridays’ was a psychedelic experience

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From the outset, planning was made very simple and on arrival the DJ was amazing. He kept the dance floor full and the atmosphere buzzing right the way through the night. That being said, the “Bhim Fridays” was absolutely fantastic and the event is certainly here to stay. On Friday, November 27, Stonebwoy cultivated a new monthly ‘signature’ event that saw him getting more ‘intimate’ with music consumers, most especially his fan who have been his ‘spine’ in his career.

With an amazing sound system, stage & aerial lighting, state of the art decor that came paired with incorporating the newest technology, ideas, and features, the Accra edition of “BHIM FRIDAYS” premiered at the Enclave Gardens, East Legon. What made the night so special was the plethora of other activities that complemented the music, such as good food, fun and gaming – an activity that saw party-goers winning lot of give-ways from headline sponsors.

This music gathering had a roster of some of the country’s most talented musicians, from up-and-comers to megastars, and the crowd was composed of everyone from hippies to hipsters who reception and reactions were impeccable. Epixode, Fameye, Mr. Drew, Freda Rhymz, Darko Vibes, Larruso, Phronesis, OGee The Mc, among others were highlighted as the guest performers who took turns to deliver overwhelming performances to the teeming music inclinded audience.

Stonebwoy’s performance was acclaimed by other guest of media personalities (Abeiku Santana, Serwaa Amihere, Nana Aba Anamoah, Doreen Avio etc), industry stakeholders, gatekeepers and other critics. His performance reconfirms his skills as a live performer. Performing alongside the Bhim Band, he started his set with a freestyle which later led to an acoustic session of “Only Love” (a single extract off Anloga Junction), and flowed into the delivery of hit higlife single – “Sobolo”.

Stonebwoy went on the perform “Strength & Hope” and “Run Go” which were all delivered in acoustic. He flaunted his supreme vocal and dancing chops throughout the show. The multiple award-winning artiste switched style up when his second set was backed by in-house Disk Jockey, Justice. Stonebwoy delivered jaw-dropping freestyles on riddims dished out by DJ Justice. The music monster made a point, abd his performance was a proof of life.

With epic stages, non-stop music, and wonderful vibes, a trip to East Legon was a psychedelic experience that left an all right memory on the mind of event goers. It will definitely become a global phenomenon.

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BHIM FRIDAYS: Stonebwoy to launch new ‘signature’ event on Nov. 27

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In the coming days the BhimNation Powered By Burniton Music Group (BMG); the official Powerhouse for Nickelodeon & BET Winner| 3-Time Best Reggae/Dancehall Act in Africa: Stonebwoy and its associates will embark on series of activities including the launch of a ‘signature’ event to climax the year. On Friday, November 27, the award-winning musician will be launching an official monthly gathering dubbed “BHIM FRIDAYS”.

Promising to be a night of an unforgettable experience paired with ground-breaking contents, including good vibes, good food, fun and gaming, live performances etc, the night will gather ‘music hunters’, fans (from the corporate to the streets), industry personalities and other associates who will have an intimate encounter with the Africa’s most revered reggae & dancehall superstar known by birthright name as Livingstone Etse Satekla.

The Accra edition of “BHIM FRIDAYS” will premiere at the Enclave Gardens, East Legon from 7PM. After the launch, the gathering would witnessed successive editions slated every last Friday in every month. The event is powered by Burniton Music Group (BMG), Johnnie Walker, Black Label 200 Years, Tecno, McBerry Biscuit, Bhim Shop, Big Boss, and Enclave Gardens.

More details to be announced…

On Saturday, November 28, at the Ashaiman Presby junction, Stonebwoy will be leading thousands of Ghanaians on a peace walk tagged “Stonebwoy Unity Health Walk”. Under the theme “Let us unite in our difference”, the peace pilgrimage will serve as mechanism to raise awareness for the forthcoming election. Celebrities, chiefs, religious leaders and some members from various political parties would be allowed to address the teeming youth on peace and some implications of violence.

The walk will start at 5 am.

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