Award-winning Ghanaian Afrobeats and Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy has been added to Def Jam Recordings Africa.
Announcing this new milestone, Def Jam Recording Africa took to their twitter page to break the news, they captioned a picture of Stonebwoy, “Africa, we’ve got news for you”
Stonebwoy retweeted “Let’s go”
Let's Go! 🚀🇬🇭🌎 https://t.co/EHC95Ewgle
— 1GAD (@stonebwoy) April 28, 2022
The BHIM label boss is the newest signee of the label joining powerhouse rappers and singers from South Africa and Nigeria, several of whom were already signed to UMG: Nadia Nakai, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Larry Gaaga, Boity, Tshego, Ricky Tyler, Nasty C, Vector and Tellaman. He is currently the first Ghanaian music act to join the record label.
Def Jam Recordings Africa is the newest division of Def Jam Recordings and Universal Music Group. It was launched in May 2020. The label has offices in two major music hotspots in Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria, but recruits artists from across the continent.
It has dedicated A&R, marketing, creative and digital support from the UMG teams based in Nigeria and South Africa, led by Sipho Dlamini, Managing Director of Universal Music Sub-Saharan Africa & South Africa.
“Def Jam is a globally recognized brand, synonymous with excellence in hip-hop, and we enthusiastically welcome the launch of Def Jam Africa as an opportunity for audiences worldwide to discover the incredibly talented hip-hop artists emerging from across the continent,” Jeff Harleston, the interim Chairman & CEO of Def Jam Recordings, added.
Stonebwoy is the stage name of Livingstone Etse Satekla, a Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall and reggae artiste. He is the CEO of Burniton Music Group and one of the best reggae/dancehall artists in Ghana.
In 2015, he has crowned the Artiste of The Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) and Best International Act at the BET Awards respectively.
Stonebwoy has released three albums. His last album, ”Epistles of Mama” is arguably his best project thus far.