Universal Music Group Signs Stonebwoy To Global Def Jam Family.
Stonebwoy joins ‘Def Jam’ Recordings Africa
Universal Music Group (UMG) label divisions Def Jam Recordings, 0207 Def Jam, and Def Jam Africa are excited to announce the global signing of Ghanaian Afropop, dance hall, and reggae musician Livingstone Etse Satekla, better known by his stage name Stonebwoy, to the global Def Jam artist family.
The Ghanaian superstar is the newest member of the Def Jam family. His new single, ‘Therapy,’ is set to be released tonight via Def Jam Recordings, 0207 Def Jam, and Def Jam Africa, with worldwide support from UMG labels.
‘Therapy‘ follows an already illustrious career that includes four albums, countless hit songs, and movie roles, not to mention his philanthropic work as part of the ‘Livingston Foundation,’ which educates young Africans and elevates the youth of Ghana.
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The single is the first from Stonebwoy’s newly signed record contract with Def Jam, which is home to some of the continent’s greatest names in hip-hop, Afrobeats, and trap talent, and serves as the lead single off Stonebwoy’s brand new album, which is scheduled to be released in mid-2022.
Sipho Dlamini, CEO, South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa, Universal Music is excited to add yet another African megastar to the Def Jam roster. He states,
Stonebwoy is a true African talent. He works to lift the heart and spirit of those around him, whilst producing fresh sounds that keep blowing the world away. We look forward to what 2022 has in store for him.”
“I’m excited to welcome Stonebwoy to the Def Jam Family in partnership with Sipho and 0207,” said Def Jam chairman and CEO Tunji Balogun.
“The Def Jam brand is recognized all over the world as a stamp of excellence in black music, and as we continue to strengthen our musical bond in important markets like Africa and the UK, it’s dynamic, talented artists like Stonebwoy that will lead the way. This is great music from a special artist who needs to be heard everywhere.”
Alec & Alex Boateng, co-Presidents, 0207 Def Jam added,
Stonebwoy is one of the great Ghanaian based modern music artists and ambassadors. The opportunity to amplify his outstanding talent alongside Sipho, Def Jam Africa and Tunji with Def Jam Recordings is very exciting, especially him becoming a part of our world class Def Jam artist family. Hopefully this is the first of many more collaborative projects to come.