Ghanaian Afrobeats, Dancehall and Reggae superstar, Stonebwoy, has received his Golden Club plaque from Africa’s premier music streaming and download platform, Boomplay.
This follows the streamer’s announcement last week that Stonebwoy has surpassed 100M streams on the platform which earned him a seat at the star-studded Golden Club including the likes of Burna Boy, Sarkodie, Wizkid, Shatta Wale, Davido, Diamond Platinumz, Rayvanny, Rema, Camidoh, among others.
Stonebwoy’s 100M streams milestone was buoyed by the performance of his new album, 5th Dimension on Boomplay – the album, released on 28 th April, 2023, has garnered 23.5M total streams with its singles trending for months in-app and lead single, “Into the Future”, peaking at No.1 on the Boomplay Ghana Charts.
He was the first major artist to join Boomplay when the company launched in Ghana in 2018, and for the first three years was the most streamed artist on the platform. The musician, who fuses Afro-pop, dancehall and reggae, has remained one of Ghana’s leading names in music since 2012. In December last year, Stonebwoy was honoured by rival DSP Audiomack after he became the first Ghanaian artist to surpass over 100 million streams on the platform.
Receiving the plaque from Oliver Ameyewodo, Artist Relations Manager at Boomplay Ghana, Stonebwoy expressed his gratitude to his Bhimnation fans and applauded the efforts of Boomplay in prioritizing the promotion of Ghanaian and African artists as well as making great contributions to the African music ecosystem.
“What readily comes to mind upon receiving this plaque is this huge sense of gratitude. Once upon a time, it was just but a dream to do music and now realising the dream, I am grateful that people are also recognising the need to celebrate other people for their achievements. I am extremely grateful to my fans for playing a huge part in my story and also to Boomplay for being an enabler of this music space so that artists can realise their dreams,” Stonebwoy intimated.
Commenting on Stonebwoy joining the Boomplay Golden Club, Elizabeth Ntiamoah-Quarshie, General Manager of Boomplay Ghana, said “On the occasion where we celebrate Stonebwoy’s Golden Club feat, I must say we are proud of his accomplishments because as much as we are always part of the success stories of artists, Stonebwoy is part of our success story here in Ghana. He was the first major Ghanaian artist to embrace Boomplay and distributed his entire catalogue to our platform.”
Born Livingstone Etse Satekla, the artist who fuses Afro-pop, dancehall and reggae, has remained one of Ghana’s leading names in music since 2012. He is a 3x Most Streamed Ghanaian Artist on Boomplay (2018, 2019 and 2020) and in 2021 made history by topping the Boomplay Awards with 7 awards. His new album, 5 th Dimension was released a few months ago to rave reviews. Stonebwoy is set to embark on a North America tour starting on the 15th of July. The eight-city tour starts in Duluth, Minnesota, at the Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival and ends at the Afro Nation
Festival in Detroit, Michigan, on 20 August.
Stream and download “5Th Dimension” on Boomplay via: https://www.boomplay.com/albums/68836884?from=search&srModel=COPYLINK&srList=WEB