As far back as grade four (4), young Stonebwoy realised his love and passion for creative arts, having successfully scripted and acted for the drama club of his school and also put words together in a rhythmic manner. Since then, the young chap has never stopped singing both songs that he has written and composed and those by artists he is influenced by In an industry flooded with people trying out a number of things in a bid to establishing their identity, Stonebwoy stands as one unique artiste with a sense of direction and purpose. His two albums (currently available on iTunes) Grade #1 and Necessary Evil are captivating debut that heralds the arrival of a gifted and significant artist, marking his territory. He recorded his first track in a family studio a decade ago. Thence, Stonebwoy has never looked back.
Making the history surrounding the emergence of an African legend was when in first year in Senior High School, Stonebwoy met up with a radio DJ/Presenter, Doctor Duncan who at the time was the host of KASAHARI, a real time rap battle programme. Out of that programme came the likes of Sakordie, Dr. Cryme and many other relevant rappers in Ghana. More than 10 years ago and Stonebwoy recalls “I battled my way out every weekend without defeat till date. Music chose me, I didn’t choose music”.
His first radio hit, Makuma (My Heart) was released in second year at Senior High School plus several others that followed up later. By third year, he had amassed for himself a flaming underground popularity and went on to release another hit titled Empress, which held him up years after leaving High School in 2007.
Thereafter, things happened in quick succession and Stonebwoy soon started work with S24 studios in 2008. He later joined Samini (one of Ghana’s revered dancehall artist) and his High Grade Family and remained there until 2012, when he decided to put into practice all he had seen and learnt when he formed his own record label called Burniton Music Group (BMG).
Knowing the direction he was heading with his career, Stonebwoy worked day and night with his team to ensure that they achieved the best.
Today, the result of hard work is certainly paying off for the young chap with collaborations with international acts from Africa, UK, Jamaica such as Jah Vinci, Trey Songz, Gappy Ranks, Randy Valentine, Sakordie, Wayne Wonder, Laza Morgan, Samini, Obrafour, Black Prophet, R2Bees, Patoranking, General Pype Stylogee, Burna Boy, Morgan Heritage, Chris Martin, I Octane, Kranium and many others.
With his electrifying and energetic performance, 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.
Branding plays a very important role within the BMG group, and as a brand, Stonebwoy’s popular catchphrase – “BHIM!!!!!‟(Bless His Imperial Majesty) – has been largely received and accepted, not just within Ghana and Africa, but in Europe too.
2013 – Ghana Music Awards – Afro Pop Song Of the Year – Nominated 2013 – Bass Awards (Reggae Dancehall Awards) –
Best Collaboration Song
2013 – Most Popular Dancehall song – Bass Awards – Nominated 2013 – Best Dancehall Collaboration Song – Bass Awards – Nominated 2013 -Best Reggae Collaboration Song – Bass Awards – Nominated 2013 – Male Vocalist – Bass Awards – Nominated
2013 – Best Album – Bass Awards – Nominated
Best Song Writer – Nominated
Dancehall Artist – Nominated
Dancehall Music Video – Nominated
2014 – Bass Awards (Reggae Dancehall Awards);
Best Collaboration Song of the year – Nominated
Best Dancehall Artiste of the year – Nominated
AWARDS & NOMINATIONSBest Dancehall Song of the year- Nominated Best Performer of the year- Nominated
Most popular Dancehall song of the year- Nominated 2015 – Artiste of the year-Won
2015 – Song of the year -Won
2015 – Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the year -Won 2015 – Reggae Dancehall song-Won
2015 – Best collaboration song-Won
2015 – Album of the year-Won
2015 – Record of the year-Won
2016 – Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the year-Won 2016 – Reggae/Dancehall song-Won
International Nomination and Awards;
2015 – Black Entertainment Television Awards (America) – Best International Act Africa – Won
2015 – MTV Africa Awards – Nominated
2015 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Nominated
2015 – AFRIMMA Awards – Won
2015 – AFRIMMA Awards – Won
2015 – American Entertainment Awards – Nominated
2015 – Movie Award- Happy Death day Best New Act – Nominated 2016 Most Promising Act- IRAWMA- Won
2016 Best Live Act – MTV Awards- Nominated
2016 Best Reggae-Ragga Dancehall Artiste in Africa – AfriBest- Nominated
2017 – Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year (People Dey) – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards – Won
2017 – Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards – Won
2017 Artiste of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards – Nominated
2017- Best International Act Africa – BET Awards – Nominated