Stonebwoy returned to London – along with special guests Cuppy, Wauve, Amaaria BB, Alicai Harley, Ms La Familia, and more – on an all-new “AJ UK Tour” that draws from his latest album, “Anloga Junction”.
Stonebwoy and his band played a set of original songs in front of a sold-out O2 Academy audience. The entire musical experience, which was hailed by Davido, concertgoers and social media users, drew hundreds of people who were enthralled by his talent. The audience was shaking, dancing, and yelling during his performance.
With a set list focused on the BET and Grammy awardee’s just released and trenchant new album with special guests, his performance was an affirmation of his position in the global music market as one of the most listened to African artists in the world on streaming platforms and has become a heavyweight of concerts, filling any of the arenas and auditoriums around the world.
Giving an intimate performance that appears to have translated better in a packed auditorium, the multi-talented musician hit the chord on all his hits from his defining releases.
He performed crowd-pleasing hits including current chart topper “Nominate” (featuring Keri Hilson), “Everlasting”, “Critical” (featuring Zlatan), and other singles such as “Activate” with Davido, “Tomorrow” and more.
The Ghanaian superstar hyped up the packed crowd with bursts of “HERO”. Stonebwoy commanded the stage with his energetic and polished performance until the closing song.
Stonebwoy’s AJ UK tour continues this weekend. He makes a stop at the Manchester Academy 3 on November 25 for the Manchester-leg of the tour.
Whiles having a good show somewhere, he was announced the winner of ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group, African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall’ at the 2021 edition of the AFRIMA.
The Activate hitmaker who was nominated alongside fellow artistes A2 Di Fulani (Gambia), Bebe Cool (Uganda), EXQ ft. Tock Vibes (Zimbabwe), Mykey Shewa (Ethiopia), Nutty O (Zimbabwe), Patoranking (Nigeria), Rosa Ree (Tanzania), Ruger (Nigeria), and Shatta Wale (Ghana), took home the coveted trophy at a star-studded event held in Lagos on November 21 at the Convention Centre Eko Hotel and Suites.
Adding this laurel to his impressive and enviable collection of accolades, Stonebwoy’s becomes the first African Reggae and Dancehall artiste to emerge winner of the “Best Artiste, Duo or Group, African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall” category for the fourth time, and three consecutive times (2015, 2018, 2019, 2021). The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the outbreak of COVD-19.
Stonebwoy normally ragga in Jamaican Patois (Patwa or Patwah) and is considered a “multifaceted artiste” due to the various musical styles he possesses.
In 2015, he received many awards and nominations ranging from “Artist of the Year” to “Album of the Year”. His sophomore album, Necessary Evil, was the recipient of 3 Ghana Music Awards from 6 nominations.
He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2015 BET Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards. He is also a recipient of two Billboard plaques. He has been described as the king of reggae and dance hall artists in Africa.