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Stonebwoy Encourages Africans to Support Black Artistry Outside of the Continent

The interview will be premiered on CNN's Voices of Africa segment this weekend.

Multiple award-winning Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy, is the next musician to feature on an upcoming segment of  CNN’s Voices of Africa.

A sneak peek into the episode reveals that Stonebwoy visited the Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, where the legendary Reggae icon Bob Marley recorded and wrote his songs to draw inspiration.

Going by the words of Bob Marley, Stonebwoy, extensively speaks on the need for Africans to relate to anything black outside of the African continent in terms of artistry and music.

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“It means a lot to me being here. I feel like I am surrounded by the spirits of those who built here” Stonebwoy said. “This is like a world reserved for music and consciousness for somebody who stood up for humanity in his music. Bob Marley once sat here in the same spot that I am sitting.”

He went on to speak highly of the legend and noted that Bob Marley once decided to drop booking fees in order to perform in Africa, demonstrating the willingness of the legend to connect with Africans.

The interview will be premiered on CNN’s Voices of Africa segment this weekend.

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Born Livingstone Etse Setekla in Ashaiman, a suburb of Accra, Stonebwoy began making music in his early school days after realizing his talent and abilities as a lyricist.

In 2015, the dancehall artiste won the Best International Act: Africa category at the BET Awards and was subsequently crowned Artiste of the Year at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

Stonebwoy has received two Billboard plaques.

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