Universal Music Group (UMG) label divisions Def Jam Recordings, 0207 Def Jam and Def Jam Africa are thrilled to announce the worldwide marking of Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall and beloved reggae musician and pioneer, Stonebwoy to the worldwide Def Jam artist family. Def Jam Africa will represent his music across Africa, while Def Jam Recordings will become his label home in the U.S. with 0207 Def Jam supporting the record in the U.K.. This partnership between labels showcases UMG’s worldwide commitment to presenting Stonebwoy’s eclectic sound and Ghanaian music culture to new audiences all over the planet.
Stonebwoy is an honor winning African artist that has been putting the continent immovably on the musical guide with international visiting, champion coordinated efforts and hugely well known singles since 2012. One of Ghana’s most pertinent superstars, Stonebwoy will release his shiny new single, Therapy on May 3 through Def Jam Recordings, 0207 Def Jam and Def Jam Africa, supported by UMG labels all over the planet.
Therapy comes off the rear of an already distinguished lifetime of four collections, countless hit tracks and movie roles, not to mention his altruistic work as a component of the ‘Livingston Foundation’, educating youthful Africans and elevating the young people of Ghana.
The single is the main release for his newly signed record deal with Def Jam, home to some of the biggest names in hip-bounce, Afrobeats and trap talent from the continent, and is the lead single from Stonebwoy’s fresh out of the plastic new collection due to drop mid-2022.
Sipho Dlamini, CEO, South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, Universal Music is excited to add yet another African megastar to the Def Jam roster. He attempts to lift the heart and soul of those around him, while delivering fresh sounds that keep blowing the world away. We anticipate what 2022 has in store for him.”
“I’m excited to welcome Stonebwoy to the Def Jam Family in partnership with Sipho and 0207,” said Def Jam executive and CEO Tunji Balogun. This is great music from a special artist who needs to be heard everywhere.”
Alec and Alex Boateng, co-Presidents, 0207 Def Jam added, “Stonebwoy is one of the great Ghanaian based modern music artists and representatives. The amazing chance to intensify his remarkable talent alongside Sipho, Def Jam Africa and Tunji with Def Jam Recordings is very exciting, especially him becoming a piece of our top notch Def Jam artist family. Hopefully this is the first of a lot more collaborative projects to come.”
The single Therapy, is out on the third of May across every streaming stage and its going with red-hot video shot in Ghana, is out on thirteenth May.
Stonebwoy, otherwise known as Livingston Satekla is no stranger to success. Having been the recipient of multiple acclaimed grants like Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards, Artist of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards and two Billboard plaques, he has been described as the lord of ragga and dancehallin’ for Africa in his career. He has duetted with international artists like Keri Wilson, Sean Paul, Trey Songz, Burna Boy, Alpha Blondie and some more – and has rocked stages from the UK to the USA, Australia, Italy, Puerto Rico and Amsterdam – making his electrifying visiting an integral piece of his career.
Stonebwoy is additionally active and engaging via virtual entertainment, flaunting an impressive 4 million followers on Instagram and a further 3 million on Facebook, making him one of Africa’s most followed performers. Anything is possible for Stonebwoy in 2022.