Universal Music Group (UMG) label divisions Def Jam Recordings, 0207 Def Jam and Def Jam Africa introduced the worldwide signing of Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall and reggae musician, Stonebwoy to the worldwide Def Jam artist household.
Def Jam Africa will characterize his music throughout Africa, while Def Jam Recordings will turn out to be his label residence within the US with 0207 Def Jam supporting the document within the UK.
In an announcement, UGM has stated, the partnership showcases UMG’s world dedication to introducing Stonebwoy’s eclectic sound and Ghanaian music tradition to new audiences around the globe.
It described Stonebwoy as an award-winning African artist that has been putting the continent firmly on the musical map with worldwide touring, standout collaborations and massively widespread singles since 2012.
One of Ghana’s most pertinent superstars, Stonebwoy launched his model new single, Therapy on May 3 through Def Jam Recordings, 0207 Def Jam and Def Jam Africa, supported by UMG labels around the globe.
Therapy comes off the again of an already illustrious profession of 4 albums, numerous hit tracks and film roles, to not point out his philanthropic work as a part of the ‘Livingston Foundation’, educating younger Africans and elevating the youth of Ghana.
The single is the primary launch for his newly signed document take care of Def Jam, residence to among the greatest names in hip-hop, Afrobeats and entice expertise from the continent, and is the lead single from Stonebwoy’s model new album because of drop mid-2022.
Sipho Dlamini, CEO, South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa, Universal Music has stated he’s excited one other African megastar has been added to the Def Jam roster.
He states, “Stonebwoy is a true African talent. He works to lift the heart and spirit of those around him, whilst producing fresh sounds that keep blowing the world away. We look forward to what 2022 has in store for him.”
“I’m excited to welcome Stonebwoy to the Def Jam Family in partnership with Sipho and 0207,” stated Def Jam chairman and CEO Tunji Balogun. “The Def Jam brand is recognized all over the world as a stamp of excellence in black music, and as we continue to strengthen our musical bond in important markets like Africa and the UK, it’s dynamic, talented artists like Stonebwoy that will lead the way. This is great music from a special artist who needs to be heard everywhere.”
Alec & Alex Boateng, co-Presidents, 0207 Def Jam added, “Stonebwoy is one of the great Ghanaian based modern music artists and ambassadors. The opportunity to amplify his outstanding talent alongside Sipho, Def Jam Africa and Tunji with Def Jam Recordings is very exciting, especially him becoming a part of our world-class Def Jam artist family. Hopefully, this is the first of many more collaborative projects to come.”
The single Therapy is out on May 3 throughout all streaming platforms and its accompanying red-hot video shot in Ghana can be out on May 13.
Essentially a love music, the monitor kicks onerous with a driving beat and all the fitting flavour for dance flooring worldwide.
Stonebwoy, aka Livingston Satekla, isn’t any stranger to success. Having been the recipient of a number of acclaimed awards corresponding to Best International Act: Africa on the BET Awards, Artist of the Year on the Ghana Music Awards and two Billboard plaques, he has been described because the king of ragga and dancehall for Africa in his profession.
He has duetted with worldwide artists corresponding to Keri Wilson, Sean Paul, Trey Songz, Burna Boy, Alpha Blondie and lots of extra – and has rocked levels from the UK to the USA, Australia, Italy, Puerto Rico and Amsterdam – making his electrifying touring an integral a part of his profession.
Stonebwoy can be energetic and interesting on social media, boasting a powerful 4 million followers on Instagram and an extra 3 million on Facebook, making him certainly one of Africa’s most-followed performers. The sky is the restrict for Stonebwoy in 2022.