Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Stonebwoy
Award-winning Ghanaian musician Stonebwoy has told the VOA that there is no girl in his life, days after winning Best International Act, Africa at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards in the USA.

“There is no Zongo girl in my life but there are a lot of Zongo girls out there…We thank God for the women in our lives—our mothers, our sisters, our girlfriends. This song is one of the special love songs dedicated to the girls,” he told the radio station after he was asked about the special Zongo girl he recorded the song, Zongo Girl, for.

Stonebwoy spoke about his career, awards he has won and the motivation he has been getting.

He also explained ‘dumso’ and the power crisis Ghana is currently undergoing, using the platform to announce a July 4 show he was headlining in Atlanta.

It is unclear when Stonebwoy is coming back home after winning the BET Award.

However, the BET Award sparked an old controversy about Africans receiving BET Awards backstage—a situation many have described as humiliating to the African continent and its talents.

Stonebwoy became the first Ghanaian and African dancehall artiste to win a BET Award.  He beat top acts AKA and The Soil  from South Africa, Dr Congo’s Fally Ipupa,  Ghana’s Sarkodie, Kenya’s Sauti Sol, and Wizkid and Yemi Alade from  Nigeria.

By Francis Addo (Twitter: @fdee50     Email: fdee500@yahoo.com)

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