The next time you meet Ghanaian dancehall artiste Stonebwoy, how about you try your luck and ask him for some cash. Stonebwoy is currently in the UK making Ghana proud and he recently caught up with British DJ/ media star Tim Westwood for an interview.
Stonebwoy disclosed that…
” Regularly when I go to town, I have to make sure I have like… ‘change’ because you are going to be giving out money till you get back home”
Stonebwoy also talked about the comparison between the Ghanaian and Nigerian Afrobeats scene, being a pioneer of Afro Dancehall, new reggae album, his works being considered for a Grammy and more
On pioneering the genre Afro Dancehall….
”That was a side of Afrobeats people couldn’t really identify as Afro Dancehall it was all merge together…. and you (Westwood) have been there, to Ghana a couple of times, I think from 2012 and 2013 was the time I started preaching that Afro Dancehall thing and now we have the likes of Burna Boy, Patoranking, smashing it, same style…..It makes me proud. It may not be a genre that is identified to be an official one, but then I know it falls under Afrobeats for me”
On the comparison between the Ghanaian Afrobeats scene and Nigerian Afrobeats scene….
”The difference is that we (Ghanaians) create the sound and before you realise it spreads and it is good. The Nigerians, I say this every time, they speed up the move, they make it louder but we create the sound”
Well that might be because Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, don’t you agree?
Peep the full interview and his freestyle session below: