In 2015, Stonebwoy made history as the first Ghanaian Dancehall act to win the ‘Best International Act: Africa’ award at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.
He tells Kenyan Newspaper Sunday Nation winning the award “has thrown enough light on what I do, the style of music I do: Afro beats, reggae, dancehall.”
He beat Nigerians Wizkid and Yemi Alade, South Africans AKA and The Soil, Congolese Fally Ipupa and Kenyan group Sauti Sol.
He adds: “I’ve got collaborations all across the continent and some opportunities in the US. ”
The ‘Go Higher’ artiste was recently in Kenya recording a session for the second season of the Coke Africa Studio with Ethiopian act, Haile.
Unlike other artistes, Stonebwoy appreciates nominations at awards schemes even if he does not win.
“First of all, I am one artiste who appreciates nominations even more because, if you’re five artistes picked from thousands for an award that can only be won by one, the joy is in being acknowledged. Then to hear my name mentioned, I was like “Things have gone down well” because people voted to show support; that they want this person to win. They believed in my thing and they cast their votes behind me.”
He will be performing this weekend at the One Africa Music Festival at the Barclays Center, United States of America.