Stonebwoy biography: Fame, age, music life, movies, wife and kids, awards and nominations, education, house and cars and net worth

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Known in real life as Livingstone Etse Satekla, Stonebwoy is a multi-talented and award-winning Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall, and reggae musician.

Stonebwoy is also an actor, and ambassador for many brands both internationally and nationally. Stonebwoy has received international award nominations and won some of them.

The Bhim hitmaker has also been the subject of controversies, from beef with colleagues in the showbiz industry to journalists and even politicians.

Today we dive deep into the life of the amazing music maestro. Sit tight and enjoy the read.

Profile summary of Stonebwoy 

Full name: Livingstone Etse Satekla

Other names: Stonebwoy, 1GAD

Age: 34

Gender:  male

Date of birth: 5th March 1988

Place of Birth: Ashaiman, Accra

Parents: Catherine Satekla, Mr. Satekla

Siblings: 6

Profession: Musician, Actor

Ethnicity: Ewe

Nationality: Ghanaian

Education: University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA)

Religion: Christian

Net Worth: $8 million

– Early Life

Though Stonebwoy was born in Ashaiman, a suburb of Accra, his family hails from Alapkle-Anloga in the Volta region of Ghana. He is the fourth child of his parents, out of a total of seven.

 Judging from the successes he has chalked in his career; we might think he grew with a silver spoon in his mouth. But that is far from the truth, the ‘Bawaasaba’ hitmaker grew up on the street.

His passion for music dates back to when he was in primary. While there he was very active in the drama group and every other entertainment-related activity.

– Which SHS did Stonebwoy attend?

Stonebwoy attended Methodist Day Senior High School, (same SHS as Rapper Sarkodie).

While at SHS, he released his first song, ‘Makuma’. He released the second ‘Empress’ a while later which got the music industry to develop an interest in his talent.

Stonebwoy while in school, got an opportunity for an interview with Doctor Duncan, Host of the ‘kasahari’ entertainment show on Adom FM. This interview would prove pivotal for the young musician’s career.

– Where is Stonebwoy from?

Stonebwoy was born in Ashaiman but hails from Alapkle-Anloga in the volta region. In 2020, the ace musician released an album titled, ‘Anloga Junction’.


This communicates the connection that the dancehall artiste has with his hometown.

– Family, wife, and children

Stonebwoy is now married to the brilliant Dr Louisa Etse Satekla, a KNUST-trained dentist who swept 6 out nine awards at the University’s graduation ceremony. The couple tied the knot in June of 2017 and welcome their lovely daughter Jidula, on December 30 of the same year. In June 2019, the couple once more welcomed a son. They named him Janam.

Stonebwoy revealed that he met his wife when he went to the KNUST campus to perform. He recounted that just after seeing Louisa, he told his manager that he was going to marry the girl.

– Professional career

After leaving senior high school in 2007, Sonebwoy started work with S24 studios. He later joined the Samini, – one of Ghana’s biggest Dancehall Artiste – and his High-Grade family.

Stonebwoy remained with Samini until 2012 when he left to establish his own Burniton Music Group (BMG).

Today, the result of hard work is certainly paying off for the young chap with collaborations with international acts from Africa, the UK, Jamaica such as Jah Vinci, Trey Songz, Gappy Ranks, Randy Valentine, Sakordie, Wayne Wonder, Laza Morgan, Samini, Obrafour, Black Prophet, R2Bees, Patoranking, General Pype Stylogee, Burna Boy, Morgan Heritage, Chris Martin, I Octane, Kranium, and many others.

– Discography

Stonebwoy has a number of albums to his credits. Each album contains songs that have become hits both locally and internationally.


In the journey of music, Stonebwoy also nicknamed 1Gad has won many international awards such as Afrima, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award as well as receiving nominations from MTV EMA, Grammy Awards, and more.

  • 2012: Grade 1
  • 2014: Necessary Evil
  • 2017: Epistles of Mama
  • 2020: Anloga Junction

– Achievements (Awards or Honors)

Stonebwoy has been nominated for many local and international awards. Below are some pf the awards he has won since the start of his career.

  • syte Music Video Awards 2012 – Best Collaboration Video-Won
  • 4syte Music Video Awards 2012 – Best reggae Dancehall Video-Won
  • Dancehall King 2010 (Princess One Love & Hitz FM Event)-Won
  • Ghana Music Awards Best Reggae Song Of the year – Nominated
  • Dancehall King 2010 (Princess One Love & Hitz FM Event)-Won
  • Ghana Music awards 2013 – Afro Pop Song Of the Year – Nominated
  • Bass Awards ( Reggae Dance Hall Awards) 2013
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  • Most Popular Dancehall song – Nominated
  • Best Dancehall Collaboration song – Nominated
  • Best Reggae Collaboration song – Nominated
  • Male Vocalist – Nominated
  • Best Album – Nominated
  • Best Song writer – Nominated
  • Dancehall Artist – Nominated
  • Dancehall Music Video – Nominated
  • International Nomination and Awards
  • 2015 – AFRIMMA Awards – Won
  • 2015 – American Entertainment Awards – Nominated
  • 2015 – Movie Award- Happy Death day Best New Act – Nominated
  • 2016 Most Promising Act- IRAWMA- Won
  • 2016 Best Live Act, MTV Awards- Nominated
  • 2016 Best Reggae-Ragga Dancehall Artiste in Africa – AfriBest- Nominated

Since 2017, he has won about 11 awards.

In March of 2021, his 2020 album, ‘Anloga Junction’ won the album of the year at both the 3 Music awards and Entertainment Achievement awards.

– House and cars

A big entertainer of his calibre, Stonebwoy lives in a luxury mansion that he owns. It is estimated that the mansion alone costs about $500,000

The Baafira hitmaker also owns a fleet of cars which includes Porsche Panamera, Hyundai Sonata, and a Range Rover Sport.

– Social Media

Stonebwoy is very active on social media. You can connect with him on Instagram and Twitter.

Check out his latest tweets on his Twitter handle below

– Net Worth

Stonebwoy’s Net worth is estimated at $8 million.