Outdoored Livingstone Etse Satekla, he hails from the Volta region of Ghana as the 4th child of 7 siblings born on Saturday 5th March 1988. He realised his talents and abilities as a lyricist and scriptwriter at an early age, remembering writing and acting drama pieces as far back as fourth year in primary school. Since then he has never stopped singing both songs that he has written and composed and those by artists he is influenced by.
Stonebwoy released his first radio track “Makuma” (My Heart) in his second year at Senior High School and several others later that same year. By his third year, he had acquired himself stable underground popularity and was thereby able to release another track titled “Empress” which held him up even after leaving school in 2007. After that, things have happened in quick succession and Stonebwoy started work with S24 studios, the studio responsible for hits from artists such as Samini, Tic Tac, Kwaw Kese, Okomfuor Kwaade, Afro Moses, Buk Bak to name a few. There he met Samini in 2008 and clicked.
Stonebwoy has been building up his repetoire of major artists that he has shared stages with and the 30th December 2011 show at the Accra International Conference Centre, The Dome was no different. Stonebwoy performed at the “Resolution 2012” put together by Badhabbits Entertainment which hosted Ghanaian artists such as Black Prophet, Eazzy, Edem, Castro, Iwan, Jupiter, Kaakie, Samini and Sonniballi and featured International acts such as Kiprich and Busy Signal.
Prior to Stonebwoy’s album launch, three new singles featuring Irene Logan “Ghetto Love”, Edem “Above The Sky” and Tinny “Onumadé” received and are still receiving a lot of airplay, not just in Ghana but in Europe, especially in Italy and Spain as well. Under the management of Samini Music, Stonebwoy released his much awaited debut album called ‘Grade #1′ on 6th March 2012 to coincide with Ghana’s 56th Independence Day and his birthday weekend. Along with the most played track Climax, some of the other tracks on the album include the popular Rat Race, Rudegyal, Pullback, Crazy and more.
Stonebwoy brands himself as the “Prince of African Dancehall” and goes with a baritone music descant – ‘BHIIM’ – which has gradually caught the lips of most of his fans in Ghana and beyond. With his first album ‘Grade #1′ to his credit, he is looking forward to climbing international stages and handling other music projects with all acts across the globe.
He connected with Jamaica’s Karamanti in August 2012 and featured her on his song X-Factor which is currently being played on Jamaican radio and other stations in the Caribbean.