Stonebwoy, the award-winning Ghanaian artist, appeared on the New York radio station Power 105’s Breakfast Club on January 31, 2023, as part of his media tour. During the show, Stonebwoy sat down with DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God, and Nene Leakes and discussed a variety of topics, including his upcoming concert, “December in Ghana”, his deal with Def Jam, and new music.
Stonebwoy shared bits on “December in Ghana” and the immense opportunities it offers not only for Ghana, but for the African continent as a whole, with music, particularly Afrobeats, taking center stage. The artist emphasized the need to capitalize on this opportunity for development and growth, as music, culture, and everything it encompasses has now become a global interest.
Recently, the popularity of Africa has grown even more with the continued evolution of the Afrobeats genre and the emergence of some of the world’s most talented artists. Stonebwoy is certainly a part of this group, and his recent addition to the Def Jam family is evidence of this. Stonebwoy talked about his relationship with the president of Def Jam Africa, Sipho Dlamini, and how it helped make the partnership possible. He also hinted at the release of his first project since the deal in March 2023.
Continuing on current and future projects, the reggae dancehall artist announced his “My Homeland Concert,” an event he publicized on social media on January 4, 2023. The concert, which will take place at the Palladium in Times Square, New York City on March 3, 2023, is expected to host a capacity of 2,100 Afrobeats and reggae dancehall fans. Stonebwoy is currently on a North American tour in preparation for the release of his fifth studio album, as part of his artist contract with Universal Music Group’s Def Jam.
Towards the end of the conversation, Stonebwoy shared his opinion on the Meek Mill video incident in Ghana for the first time. He stated that it was not a major issue and that the situation arose from a lack of understanding about African culture and life. He added that Meek Mill’s apology affirmed his good intentions, which were not malicious. Stonebwoy also briefly discussed his ban from the VGMA’s due to his altercation with colleague Shatta Wale and praised ex-Blackstars captain Asamoah Gyan once again for his role in getting his knee surgery.
Watch the full interview below.