Stonebwoy makes Spotify “BIG SIX” artistes of 2022 list
Ghanaian musician, Stonebwoy, has been named in Spotify’s “BIG SIX” artistes of the year 2022 list.
The annual list, published on August 4th, celebrates outstanding musicians who breaking barriers and hoisting the flag of Ghana with their musical talent. Its release coincides with this year’s Founders’ Day celebration in Ghana, which honors the “Big Six” who toiled for the country’s independence.
“Every year, we take a day off our busy schedules to reflect on the sacrifices and contributions of Kwame Nkrumah, Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey and William Ofori-Atta in the fight for independence. As the country marks Founders’ Day this year, Spotify has identified some Ghanaian musicians who are making inroads in Ghana’s music scene. These six Ghanaian musicians are breaking barriers and lifting the flag of Ghana high with their music,” Spotify said in a statement.
Stonebwoy’s illustrious global career has made him one of the most popular and distinct voices in Africa and around the world, making him an influential figure of the Ghanaian musical landscape. Since his debut in 2009, he has had a stellar music career, releasing four magnificent-case study albums and garnering impressive physical and digital sales, with many hit songs throughout Africa.
He boasts a career that transcends language, geography, and demographics and he is rated as one of the best reggae and dancehall artistes from Africa. He is widely credited for pioneering and elevating Afrodancehall music into a global cultural, which has fueled an explosion in popularity for African reggae and dancehall scene.
On May 03, Universal Music Group (UMG) announced the signing of the Ghanaian artiste to its label divisions Def Jam Recordings, 0207 Def Jam and Def Jam Africa. The announcement came paired with the release of his debut label single “Therapy” across all streaming platforms and its accompanying red-hot video shot in Ghana.