I AM WAITING FOR SHATTA WALE TO STAND IN FRONT OF ME TO TELL ME I KILLED MY MOTHER – Stonebwoy

It appears the dust may never settle on the fracas between Stonebwoy and arch-rival Shatta Wale.

Zylofon Media label boss, Nana Appiah Mensah brought the two together at an event in Kumasi but the warlords are yet to find the peace pipe to even think of smoking it.

Shatta Wale in an interview on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM had expressed his desire to establish a cordial relationship with his label mate but added that the latter was hesitant.

Stonebwoy in his response on Yaad Settings on Hitz FM with King Lagazee angrily lambasted Shatta Wale and questioned his sincerity.

“You go and say I killed my mother and come back and text me that you want peace, you want to make music?” he blurted.

“After he dissed my mother and [you] come around and say you want friendship?” 

The ‘Baafira’ singer stressed that he can tolerate anything from Shatta Wale but not an insult to his departed mother.

Clearly, Stonebwoy indicated that he was not ready to bury the hatchet.

While the boss of Burniton Music was on tour in July, a Twitter user believed to be a fan of Shatta Wale accused Stonebwoy of murdering his mother.

The BET award-winner lost his temper, angrily replied his accuser and dared the user to confront him with that claim.

Stonebwoy in his interview on Hitz FM on Sunday suggested that Shatta Wale was the mastermind behind the allegation that he killed his mum. He also warned Shatta Wale to desist from discrediting other artistes while pretending to preach peace.

Watch the interview below:

GHANA MEETS NAIJA 2018 SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 9

The 8th edition of the annual Empire Entertainment organised event, Ghana Meets Naija, was successfully launched on Tuesday, May 8th in Accra at the First Atlantic Bank forecourt at Airport.

The musical event is slated on Saturday, June 9, at the Fantasy Dome of the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre.

Over the years, Ghana Meets Naija has been known as the platform for the biggest artistes in both Ghana and Nigeria to share one stage and thrill music lovers. It has always seen massive patronage because of the list of top African acts it parades.

Performing artistes from Ghana include dancehall act Stonebwoy, King Promise, Kuami Eugene, KiDi, Fancy Gadam, Patapaa and Yaa Pono who are known for their show stopping performances and representing Nigeria are Wizkid, Mayourkun and Mr Eazi were all made known at the press launch.

Addressing the gathering, PR for Empire Entertainment Laillah Crystal Banda, promised a memorable event and stated, “this year’s concert has set out a rescue mission to capture the music and battle for ownership, we are writing history of music and the future is right here in our hands, now we know that powerful music all over the world are faced with the unrelenting quest to claim of ownership of who owns the throne.”

In its 8th year, Ghana Meets Naija is the biggest concert in the region that brings artistes from the two countries together and Shatta Wale is the only Ghanaian artiste to long perform on the stage five times in a row but will be missed this year. Replacing him is CEO of Burnington Music, Stonebwoy, who will lead the Ghanaian acts to the battlefield in music.

After a night of captivating musical performances from a tall list of artistes at last year’s 7th edition of Ghana Meets Naija, Shatta Wale was voted King of the concert, where the self-acclaimed Dancehall King as usual, connected well with the crowd as he performed his popular hits including Dancehall King, Bie Gya, Chop Kiss, Reality, Ayoo, Hosanna, Taking Over with a surprise stage performance of Low Tempo with his baby Mama Shatta Michy.

Usually oversubscribed, it has over the years hosted the likes of Wizkid, The Mavins headed by Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Neato C, Olamide, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, R2Bees and a tall list of A-list artistes.

Media conglomerate, EIB Network will be the main media sponsors to live broadcast this memorable event.”

WHO WINS VGMAs 2018 ‘ARTISTE OF THE YEAR’?

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…that is the clock ticking towards 14th April 2018.

On that night the whole music industry would gather, once again, to reward those who did well in 2017 and are deserving of picking awards at the 19th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).

Let me start by saying that the practice of predicting who wins what at the VGMA over the years has been more an art than a science. In my time I have got some predictions right on the money and other times I have bungled it big time.

In the years that I had the opportunity to serve on the board of the VGMA, I had held my horses and danced around the subject when the need arises to do a prediction.

In my long experience of covering the VGMA, I noticed that in some years the competition had been tougher than it was in other years. I think this year has one of the keenest competitions since the scheme started and everyone who got a nomination had to really work for it.

Take for instance the category for New Artiste of the Year. My God, that is a load of young, burgeoning stars put together to compete among themselves for the honour to be named the best.

The list includes King Promise, Kurl Songx, KiDi, Kuami Eugene, Magnom, Kwesi Arthur and B4Bonah.

There is absolutely no doubt that all these young men deserve to be nominated and there would be no surprise at all to me if any of them emerges as winner on the night. Do I have a favourite? Yes, but I am keeping my cards very close to my chest.

However, my job here today is to talk about who would likely pick the top prize at the event on the night. The top prize at the VGMA has for a while now been the Artiste of the Year award and over the years some of our greatest artistes have picked it.

This year there are five artistes nominated; Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Joe Mettle and Ebony. The big question is, which of these men and woman would emerge winner?

Sarkodie: He has a ‘trophy’ cabinet bigger and glittering than that of Arsenal Football Club, if you get the football banter. He has won so many awards in different countries and on the front of the VGMA, he probably has more awards from this scheme than any other artiste.

Indeed, with two Artiste of the Year awards he has already picked from 2010 and 2012, Sarkodie is in a position to be the only Ghanaian artiste to win that particular award more than two times.

Currently, only he and VIP have won it twice.

We have to wait for nine more days to know if King Sark, as he calls himself, would become the standard bearer of Ghanaian music (as far as the VGMA is concerned) should he manage to win his third Artiste of the Year award.

Stonebwoy:Since he landed on the big stage and especially in 2014 when his big song Baafira was the favourite of almost every DJ and concomitantly the public at almost everywhere music was played, Stonebwoy has been nominated in this and other categories many times.

At the VGMA 2015, he won this award for the first time and went on to get a nomination in the BET and also won it.

Stonebwoy is big, he had a great 2017 with performances all over the world, buoyed by some good songs. However, the VGMA is a very difficult award scheme and this category is a tough one.

You have three levels of people deciding whether the Ashaiman man and Bhim Nation boss can rub shoulders with Sarkodie and VIP in the double winners’ category.

Shasta Wale : As we all know, Stonebwoy’s Zylofon Media stable mate, Shatta Wale had been off the VGMA for about three years. First because he said he should not be nominated and then later because he denigrated the awards and the board had put any nomination of him on ice.

Many music lovers, especially Shatta Wale’s fans, believe that he would have won the last three Artiste of the Year awards if he had taken part in the 2015 to 2017 VGMAs.

However, as fate would have it he has been nominated for this year’s award and we shall have the opportunity to know if the Dancehall King would emerge the “champiooooooon” his fans say he is.

Should he win the Artiste of the Year award come April 14 or 15 (depending on the time that particular award would be presented), Shatta Wale would have joined VIP and Sarkodie as those who have won it more than once after his only time winning it in 2014.

Joe Mettle:This particular category of the VGMA had a historic winner and that was Joe Mettle.

He was the first Gospel musician to pick that award and it was a big deal for the gospel community. We have had some of them come very close, including the likes of Daughter of Glorious Jesus, Prophet Seth Frimpong, Kwaku Gyasi and many others but none could pick it.

Joe Mettle would change the narrative and become the standard bearer for the gospel sub-genre, even though some thought he did not deserve it.

His cheeky response that “we are children God and sometimes we don’t deserve the favours we get” when he was asked about it was legendary.

The big question is, can lightning strike twice? Can a gospel music artiste and for that matter Joe Mettle, do a double take? Can he be the first artiste to win a back to back Artiste of the Year award in two successive years? It will be a tough one, but children of God sometimes do wonders they may not know they can. We live to see what happens on the big night.

Ebony: I left this for the last. Ebony is no more so obviously she won’t be available to attend the show on the night she was nominated among a strong cast of male artistes.

Despite her obvious absence, there are many who not only think, but even more are convinced that there is none in this category who deserves this award more than Ebony. There have been campaigns since November to award her with this particular award and her death has not reduced the fervour and clamour.

The argument has been that she had the largest number of hit songs in the year, was all over the place performing and despite her demise she deserves it more than the rest. So would Ebony set two records as the first female to win this award and the first artiste to do so posthumously?

Here so you have it my friends: Sarkodie could make it a treble, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy and Joe Mettle could all make it double and Ebony could make it a single albeit from the grave! We shall wait to see on the night either being there physically or watching on TV3.

By: Francis Doku/Graphic Showbiz

exclusive photos: CELEBRITIES AT EBONY’S FUNERAL

The final funeral rites of late Dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns took place on Saturday March 24, 2018 at the forecourt of State House in Accra.

The burial followed a successful tribute Concert that took place at the Trade Fair on Friday night, March 23, 2018.

The final funeral rites of Ebony attracted high profile personalities, colleague musicians and the creative arts industry players.

Stonebwoy, Amakye Dede, Abeiku Santana, Andy, Afia Schwarzenegger, Yaw Dabo, Kwaku Manu, Wanlov, Kojo Antwi, Patapaa, Ex-Doe, Samini, Country Man Songo, Serwaa, Obour, Rex Omar, Fadda Dickson, Kennedy Osei were among the many celebrities present.

Top officials from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) including, Ibrahim Mahama, Oko, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije. Oye Lithur, among others, also showed up in their numbers to commiserate with friends and family of the late singer.

Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Hon. Catherine Afeku, and other government official were also present to represent the ruling NPP government.

Here are photos from the funeral:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

“IT WAS SELF DEFENSE” – Stonebwoy Admits Firing Gunshots

Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has admitted firing warning shots during a confrontation between him and Bulldog

Stonebwoy offered some explanation to Hitz FM over the pandemonium that ensued over the allegation of Bulldog and the Zylofon posse wanting to seize his car and the gunshot he is said to have fired.

He did not deny firing the shot and intimated that it was done in self-defense.

“Do you know what self-defense means?” he asked the host.

According to an eyewitness who spoke to Nkonkonsa.com, Stonebwoy was not on the scene when Bulldog and his men tried to forcefully take a Mercedes Benz car from Stonebwoy’s younger brother but he(Stonebwoy) angrily fired gunshots to protect himself and his people.

“Stonebwoy fired about 3 warning shots and he was very angry, shouting that who wants to take his car should come for it but at the time Stonebwoy came out and he was shooting, Bulldog and his people had left”, the eyewitness stated.

Bull Dog and some unknown persons approached the ‘Hero’ Singer at Champs Bar inside Paloma Hotel in Accra on Saturday night March 10, 2018 to reportedly retrieve a Mercedes Benz car.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

Photos: BECCA@10 CONCERT

The much anticipated 10 years anniversary concert for Singer Rebecca Acheapong popularly known as Becca successfully happened at the National Theater on Saturday, October 21.

The event which had tall list of A-list Ghanaian and Nigerian musicians perform was honored by great personalities like Nana Konadu Agyemang, Kojo Antwi, Nana Adwoa Awindor, Iyiola Ayoade, Group CEO of Multiple Concepts Group and Charterhouse, Stacy Amoateng, Roselyn Ngissah, Toosweet Annan, Elikem Kumodzie and many others.

Becca’s parents were also present their daughter on her big day. Her father Mr. Acheampong and his wife who is Becca’s stepmother sat through the show to watch their daughter and her friends entertain the audience.

The “Forever” Singer’s biological mother, Julie Yiadom-Oti, joined her daughter on stage with a gift to climax the event. The songstress wore five different outfits before the decade commemoration concert ended on Sunday, October 22 2017

Artistes who helped to celebrate Becca at the concert included Bisa Kdei, MzVee, Kidi, Kuami Eugene, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale and Shatta Michy, Kwabena Kwabena, VVIP, Joyce Blessing, M.I Abaga, Wizkid, Patoranking, Wande Coal, Mr. Eazi, Ice Prince and many others.

See all photo below:

 

STONEBWOY REFUSES TO REPORT KNIFE ATTACK ON HIS WIFE TO POLICE

Zylofon Media, managers of dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy has revealed that they haven’t reported the attack on the musician’s wife to the police.

Sammy Baah, Public Relations Officer of Zylofone Media explained that they saw no reason to report the alleged attack on Stonebwoy’s wife, Louisa Satekla at the ‘Ashaiman to the World’ concert which was held over the weekend in Ashaiman.

Stonebwoy and his wife were allegedly injured in a knife attack just moments before he took to the stage to perform at the concert.

Unknown assailants cut through the tent in which the BET Award winner and his wife had lodged prior to the show.

Mr Baah on Monday admitted on Hitz FM’s Day Break Hitz with KMJ that there were some loose ends in the measures taken to ensure the safety of Stonebwoy.

He added that these errors will definitely be rectified in order to avoid such incidents in the future concerts to be held by Zylofone Media.

Sammy Baah, also known as Sammy Flex, claimed that it would have been pointless to have reported the incident to the police.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

STONBWOY’S WIFE DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL

Wife of Dancehall act Stonebwoy, Dr. Louisa Ansong who was hospitalized after sustaining an injury as result of an alleged knife attack, has been discharged from the hospital.

A management member of the “Baafira” hit maker tells Peacefmonline.com that Louisa was rushed to hospital on Saturday night September 30, after she felt a sharp cut at her back and started bleeding inside a tent meant for her and her husband.

Thankfully, she was discharged from the hospital yesterday, Sunday October 1 and she is currently recovering in the comfort of her home.

“She has been discharged and currently recovering at home. She is very well and thank God everything is fine now”, the source told Peacefmonline.com.

Stonebwoy’s management also dismissed rumors that Dancehall artiste Shattawale who was there to support Stonebwoy, could have a hand in the attack.

Management insists that, Ghanaians should stop drawing conclusions and making false judgments when things happen coincidentally making it clear that Shattawele doesn’t have any associations with the said incident.

“This has nothing to do with Shatta Wale or his presence there. He genuinely came to support his brother and let me state that the incident happened over an hour before Shatta Wale come to the event”.   

Both management and family of Stonebwoy have been with Stonebwoy’s and his wife ensuring that everything is fine with her.

Mrs. Satekla had a cut at her back when some criminals cut Stonebwoy’s tent with knife. It happened just when Stonebwoy was about to mount the stage at his own “Ashiaman to the world” concert and she was hurriedly rushed to the hospital. Stonebwoy who was able to entertain thousands of his fans, in spite of the bad news, rushed to see his wife immediately after his memorable performance.

The concert happened on Saturday 30th September in Ashiaman with a huge crowd of bhimnation fans, cheering and dancing to all performances from all artistes who performed on the night.

Stonebwoy confirmed the incident on his Instagram page immediately after the concert saying it was an attack targeted at him ‘attack targeted on me but mistakenly chanced on my wife but I still delivered for my people. #iwillfindem”.

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com

WHY WILL SOMEBODY TRY TO TAKE THE LIFE OF STONEBWOY? – Manager Ask

Management of award winning Dancehall Singer Stonebwoy has spoken after his wife sustained an injury as a result of a knife attack at his concert.

Blakk Cedi, manager of BHiM Nation president, Stonebwoy has broken his silence after the unfortunate incident which happened at the Sakasaka Park on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at this year’s ‘Ashaiman To The World’ concert.

After several reports on the incident hit the Internet, most people blamed the obvious security breach on Stonebwoy’s management but head of Stonebwoy‘s manager thinks it is not necessary to point accusing fingers at this time.

The artist manager real name Mohammed Sidi is not happy about the public blaming Zylofon Media, Stonebwoy’s management and security men who were present at the event for the misfortune.

Blakk Cedi poured his heart out on social media this morning, saying the unfortunate incident is just an accident and not an attack on anybody’s life.

Read Blakk Cedi’s full post below:

“IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT SOME ON SOCIAL MEDIA CHOOSE TO BLAME THE MANAGER, ZYLOFON MEDIA,SECURITY STAFF AND THE TEAM AROUND, BUT I HOPE THAT THEIR ASSERTIONS WILL NOT SOW ANY SEEDS OF DISCORD AMONG US. I FEEL THAT WE HAVE A VERY LOYAL AND SUPPORTIVE STAFF AND I PRAY THAT THE TEAM WILL REMAIN COHESIVE AND THAT NO DISHARMONY WILL STEM FROM WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR QUEEN.
I WANT TO BELIEVE THE INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED AT THE VENUE WAS AN ACCIDENT RATHER THAN SOMEONE TRYING TO ASSASSINATE OR STAB OUR ARTISTE.IT WAS ALL LOVE ON THE NIGHT AND ALL THE NUMBERS WERE PRESENT BECAUSE OF STONEBWOY.
(NOW THE BIG QUESTION IS ,WHY WILL SOMEBODY TRY TO TAKE THE LIFE OF STONEBWOY AT A PLACE WHERE HE’S GOT EVERYBODY THERE TO DEFEND HIM?). SECURITY BREACHES OCCUR EVEN AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND BUCKINGHAM PALACE, SO IT COULD ALSO HAPPEN AT SAKA SAKA PARK.”

The incident happened few minutes before he stepped stage, when an unknown assailant who tried to attack Stonebwoy missed his target and cut Louisa, Stonebwoy‘s wife.

His wife Dr. Louisa Ansong has been hospitalized and currently receiving medical attention.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

 

STONEBWOY’S WIFE ATTACKED WITH KNIFE

Afro-Dancehall Singer Stonebwoy’s wife fell victim to some criminals who tried to attack him at his much anticipated ‘Ashaiman To The World’ 2017 concert.

Stonebwoy who was the headline act at his own concert, nearly stopped his performance on the night, minutes before he stepped on stage to entertain the multitude who had gathered at the Sakasaka Park at Ashaiman on Saturday evening September 30, 2017.

Unknown people reportedly planned to attack the BET award-winner at the event, but missed their target and ended up cutting Stonebwoy’s, wife Dr. Louisa Ansong with a knife.

The musician confirmed the issue on his Facebook page Sunday morning, October 1, 2017 hours after the event ended. Stonebwoy who recently got married added that even though the attackers missed him as target, the knife severely injured his beautiful wife, Louisa on her back.

Despite muggers slashing his wife, Stonebwoy went ahead to perform just to make his fans happy. The BHiM Nation boss rushed to the hospital minutes after his full performance at the Ashaiman To The World Concert.

Renowned artistes who supported Stonebwoy at the Ashaiman To The World concert included LilWin, Kumi Guitar, Joyce Blessing, Kofi Kinaata, Becca, Obibinii, King Promise, Fancy Gadam, Patapaa, Teephlow, Kurl Songx, Shatta Wale and many others.

Source: NKONKONSA.com