Stonebwoy is the stage name of Livingstone Etse Satekla (born 5/3/1988), a Ghanaian afropop, dancehall and reggae artiste and is the CEO of Burniton Music Group. He is a BET Award winner, having won in the Best International Act (Africa) section. He won the Artist of the Year in the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Many Ghanaians recognize him as one of the leading Reggae and Dancehall artists in the country. He studied at Methodist Day Secondary School where he gained his High School Leaving Certificate. He continued his tertiary education at University of Professional Studies to earn a degree in Marketing in 2013. He realised his talents and abilities as a lyricist and script writer at an early age, remembering writing and acting drama pieces as far back as fourth year in primary school. Since then he has never stopped singing both songs that he has written and composed and those by artists he is influenced by. Stonebwoy Burniton is a talented songwriter, singer and performer. He initially started of by working with S24 Studios, Samini Music, High Grade Family and Asasease Music.
Noella Wiyaala (born 12-22-1986) known under the stage name Wiyaala is a Ghanaian singer-songwriter. Well known for her single "Make Me Dance" and her androgynous image. Wiyaala started performing in public at the age of 5 when she impressed the patrons of a local bar in Tamale so much that they were moved to give her money, upon which the bold small girl confidently declared to her mother that she would grow up and “get money from singing”. She is also an artist, designer and natural athlete with a very distinctive androgynous image. At school, Wiyaala performed and was frequently in demand as a session singer at Echo Soundz recording studio in Wa. After leaving school, Wiyaala gathered her small savings together and made her first and locally very popular album “Tuma” which was self-released in 2009 in the Upper West of Ghana.
Jason Gaisie (born 13-02-1989), popularly known as Pappy Kojo, is a Ghanaian hip hop and hiplife recording artist from Takoradi. He is well known for his hit single Realer no. Pappy Kojo showed his interest and love for music at an early age. He took part in locally organized rap shows where he would rap to Obrafour, Tic Tac, Reggie Rockstone, Lord Kenya etc. His biggest musical influences however are Obrafour, The Shady Aftermath Camp and Michael Jackson. After leaving Ghana for Italy in 2004, his love for rap music grew even greater. He began covering popular songs and posting them on his YouTube channel. Around the same time, he began recording his own material with some Italian music producers and Ghanaian based music producers. This created a little buzz for the young rapper. Things really kicked off for him in the latter part of 2014 when he collaborated on a smash hit record with Ghanaian superstar Joey B.
Emmanuel Andrews Samini (born 22-12-1981 ), known by his stage name Samini (formerly as Batman Samini), is a Ghanaian Reggae and Dancehall recording artiste from Wa, Ghana. His genre of music is a melodious mixture of highlife, dancehall, reggae and hip-hop. He terms his brand of music as the "African dancehall". He signed his first record deal with Ashanti International. Samini started his own record label after he left the aforementioned label. With just three albums to his credit, the name "Samini" is one of the commonest keyword on the lips of many music fans in Ghana. His songs are sung by almost every Ghanaian regardless of their position in society.
Rashid Mugeez known under the stage name Mugeez was born and raised in Tema, east of the country’s capital city – Accra in Ghana, West Africa. Mugeez is the lead vocalist of the group R2Bees which he formed together with his cousin Paedae who is the CEO and leader . The two cousins, who have been together their whole life, lived in the same house and also attended the same primary, junior and secondary school in Tema. Beginning their career early, they started off representing their school in rap competitions as well as inter school music contests. This led them to participating in popular radio competition Kasahare, which they won most of and also performed at most shows; gaining them more buzz under their stage name at that time – Camp Yard.
Faisal Hakeem known under the stage name Paedae was born and raised in Tema, east of the country’s capital city – Accra in Ghana, West Africa. Paedae is the CEO and leader of the group R2Bees which he formed together with his cousin Mugeez who is the lead vocalist. The two cousins, who have been together their whole life, lived in the same house and also attended the same primary, junior and secondary school in Tema. Beginning their career early, they started off representing their school in rap competitions as well as inter school music contests. This led them to participating in popular radio competition Kasahare, which they won most of and also performed at most shows; gaining them more buzz under their stage name at that time – Camp Yard.
Darryl Paa Kwesi Banner-man-Martin [born 1989-08-20], known under the stage name Joey B, is a Ghanaian singer-songwriter and rapper, well known for his single "Tonga". He makes music in five languages (English, Ga, Twi, Fante and Pidgin) The type of music he creates ranges across Afrobeats, Hiphop, RnB, House, Dancehall, Hiplife and Highlife. Music has been a part of him since his childhood; not only was he influenced by his father’s love for music but he was the main songwriter for a music group he was part of in 6th grade. In 2009, he was signed to Ghanaian producer/musician Jay So’s Skillions Records. Joey B was part of a successful mixtape ‘The New Generation Skillions’ featuring all Skillions Records artistes and his feature created an amazing buzz for him among the youth in Ghana.
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr., (born 17 October 1984) known by his stage name Shatta Wale (formerly Bandana), is a Ghanaian born producer and reggae-dancehall musician. He is best known for his biggest breakthrough hit song Dancehall King which led to he winning the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Ghana Music Awards. His greatest hit in 2013, Dancehall king took the airwaves by surprise. Shatta wale's musical revenue is mostly generated through hosting of shows which attracts most 1000's of Ghanaian youths. In January 2014, Shatta Wale, joined hundreds of Ghanaians to welcome the Queen's Baton Relay, which was on tour of some Commonwealth countries, ahead of the games in August 2014. Grateful for the opportunity given him, he took to social media to thank those who made it happen.
M.anifest is an internationally acclaimed award-winning Hip Hop artist from Accra, Ghana, known for musical boundary crossing, multilingual wordplay, and a refreshing hybrid songwriting approach that acknowledges both his Ghanaian upbringing and his sojourns in the West. Described in 2015 by the Guardian (UK) as “the foremost rapper on the continent,” M.anifest’s originality and impressive lyricism has earned him collaborations with musical giants such as Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, Flea (Red hot Chili Peppers), Erykah Badu, Femi Kuti, A.B Crentsil and more.
Elom Adablah, better known by his stage name EL, is an award-winning Ghanaian record producer, rapper and sound engineer. EL is A Talented Musician, Rapper, Singer, Pioneering producer and a Pulse racing performer. You may know him from his poplar club bangers,“Obuu Mo”, “Kaalu”, “One Ghana for Your Pocket” and “Auntie Martha”. His Brand ‘This is Crazy ChalEE’ has become a Ghanaian household term and his music has made him a face of Ghana’s music industry in just a short period of one year. He has gained a fast reputation for his crazy club bangers and spectacular sound. EL has had several international shows and club performances and is constantly in high demand since the release of his album Something Else on the 1st of June 2012, not excluding SOLD OUT local performances
Michael Owusu Addo, known by his stage name Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian hip hop and hiplife recording artist from Tema. Sarkodie, the fourth of five children, was born and raised in Tema to his mother Emma Maame Aggrey, a single parent. Sarkodie often raps in his native language Twi, and is considered a "multifaceted rapper" due to the various musical styles he possess. Many Ghanaians recognize him as one of the leading Hip hop and Hiplife artists in the country. He is considered one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance.