Ghanaian reggae-dancehall and Afrobeats star Stonebwoy is perhaps in want of an actual property agent in Jamaica to supply a brand new place of residence or trip dwelling.
In a latest dialog with The GleanerLouisa Ansong Satekla, the artiste’s spouse, mentioned that Jamaica had already felt like dwelling, although she had not been to the island previous to Stonebwoy’s Insurgent Salute debut over the weekend, having first carried out in Jamaica at Reggae Sumfest in 2018.
“It is really my first time in Jamaica,” she shared, including that “it appears to be like so much like dwelling and the folks seem like us, too, [so] it has been a easy transition to slot in”.
Louisa and Stonebwoy have two youngsters, a lady, Jidula, and a boy, Janam. Louisa is a dental surgeon in Accra, the place the household primarily resides. She would have celebrated her thirty second birthday de ella on Thursday, January 19, a day earlier than Insurgent Salute first present evening, and used the journey to proceed the festivities. Nevertheless, the journey was too brief, she mentioned.
“I positively deliberate on going to the seashore and assembly up with associates after the present. Every thing has been good; the meals and the climate, every little thing,” Louisa shared.
Stonebwoy, whose actual identify is Livingstone Etse Satekla, has claimed that he’s ‘an honorary Jamaican’ and revealed he had an curiosity in having someplace everlasting the place he may keep on visits to the island.
The nominate The artist has been reported to have over three houses throughout Ghana — in Ashaiman, the place he was born and raised, Tema, and Kumasi.
“You understand, ah God bless us and we’ve got an entire heap of homes and Jamaica nah go miss out of that,” Stonebwoy mentioned.
He added, “Realistically, why I am right here at Insurgent Salute is to honor Tony Insurgent, as a result of he’s considered one of his cousins, Ras Mel, ah develop me from 2000 and when. Ras Mel, lastly we go to Jamaica.”
The multiple-award-winning entertainer has contributed to the unfold of Africa’s indigenous and concrete music varieties. He provided that the rise of Afrobeats globally has paved the best way for extra of its practitioners to be heard and invited to Jamaica and all through the Caribbean area. He mentioned reggae and dancehall music have reigned in Africa for many years, and now’s the time for the genres to converge.
Stonebwoy has collaborated with a few of Jamaica’s most interesting performers, together with Sean Paul, Jahmiel and Beenie Man. The latter, who was additionally billed to carry out on Night time 2 of Insurgent Salute, confirmed assist for the Ghanaian. Stonebwoy carried out hit singles like Gidigba, tuffseed, hero, my identify, Run Go, Remedyand a number of other collaborations, together with activate (a collaboration which options Davido), most uniqueand Shuga.
“I am feeling nice (after my efficiency). The sensation is wonderful and I am glad to be right here as soon as extra, representing for Africa and the Caribbean, particularly Ghana and Jamaica. Memba say the entire ah we ah one folks, and I say this with out apology as a result of the proof is in our DNAs,” he mentioned.
“That is black music unique… that is music that finds similarity in each other, as a result of we’re rooted in a single scope and in a single port, and I am not shocked, as a result of that is the way it’s presupposed to be. In these occasions when we’ve got technological developments and social media, it is solely bringing us collectively extra,” Stonebwoy continued.
In Could 2022, the artist signed a world cope with Common Music Group label divisions Def Jam Recordings. He has introduced that his fifth full-length album can be launched in two months and that he might be headlining a live performance in New York’s Instances Sq. on March 3 dubbed ‘My Homeland Live performance’. The present raises the curtain for Stonebwoy’s upcoming North American tour.
“I have been working with Jahmiel on his album. Additionally, 10Tik and Jahshii are some newer acts we’ve got some work within the pipelines with, and folks will see some nice collaborations on the album from Jamaica and the world over. So, I am reaching out to all my Caribbean and African folks in New York to return on out,” Stonebwoy mentioned.