Ghanaian dancehall star, Stonebwoy will make the country proud when he shares the stage with many reggae/dancehall superstars at the 30th anniversary edition of STING, the longest running one night Reggae show in Jamaica, on December 26. Sting 30 features the likes of Movado, Wyclef, Sizzla, 2Chainz, Beenie Man, Lady Saw, and Stonebwoy is elated to share a stage with these artists- many of him have influenced his music.
Check out excerpts from an interview with Stonebwoy from Jamaican website, jamaicanmateyangroupie.com
You will be going to STING this year and it is a very special year because the show will be turning 30, how do you feel about being in such a big show?
I feel honored and it’s a blessing because that even though I am from Africa we are one family and all my musical efforts have been recognized.What is the reception like in Africa about you attending such a huge festival?
The reception is huge especially in Ghana because my people believe in me and want me to get to higher heights.
There will be over thirty acts on the show, which Jamaican artiste/artistes are you looking forward to meeting?
Looking forward to meeting everyone relevant especially Mavado and Sizzla, all the other top acts
How do you feel your performance at the show will impact your music?
It will add up to the Stonebwoy profile and enthuse me to work harder, put Ghana and Africa on the map
Why do you feel so many Africans love Reggae?
Reggae music has its roots from Africa.
The reason is that, if you know history, Jamaicans who originated Reggae and Dancehall came all the way from Africa
What have you heard about STING and what does Africa know about it?
Sting is a platform that brings together the true art from the Dancehall,Reggae industry to sharpen and battle lyrically with each other. There the masses are allowed to choose which artiste wins the clash. This year artistes will battle for $30,000 cash.
What do you envision the future of Dancehall and Reggae to be?
Reggae and Dancehall can only get more diversified more and more with the sweet blend of musical content and lyrics.
Are you single, if so , do you think a Jamaican woman will be able to knock you off your feet?
Lol , man is an African King a Jamaican Queen will do also.
Do you have any message you want to give to the people of Jamaica?
We are one people out of many nations, united by music