Fifa have confirmed that award-winning global superstar Stonebwoy will headline this year’s Fan Festival with a unique set ahead of this year’s Fifa World Cup 2022 Qatar final in Doha.
Known for smash hits “Nominate” (featuring Keri Hilson), “Most Original” (featuring Sean Paul), and “Shuga” (featuring Beenie Man), the BET award-winning and GRAMMY nominee will deliver an epic performance on Friday night (December 16), to precede what is yet to be one of the world’s most watched live sporting events, which is being played at the the 80,000 seating capacity Lusail Stadium in Doha.
According to Stonebwoy: “This has been a year unlike any other. I’m looking forward to putting on a show like no other for my sport, music, and pure entertainment fans. That is exactly what I will bring to the world, thanks to the Fifa.”
While the 4-time best reggae & dancehall artiste in Africa has had massive crossover hit songs spanning multiple genres in over a decade, playing to a colossal worldwide unusual audience at the Fifa Fan Festival will be an exciting career boosting moment for him.
At just 34 years old, Stonebwoy has blazed a trail as one of Africa’s most awarded and lauded artists to date. Gearing up to release his fifth full-length album after signing an artist deal with Def Jam/Universal, the global stage is rising up to meet the talent that is Stonebwoy in 2022.
Stonebwoy, AKA Livingstone Satekla, is no stranger to success. The recipient of some high-end awards such as Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards, Reggae and Dancehall Artist of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards, 4 x AFRIMMA winner, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award winner and two Billboard plaques, he has duetted with some high-calibre artists such as Keri Hilson, Sean Paul, Trey Songz, Burna Boy, Alpha Blondie and many more.
He has rocked stages from the UK to the USA, Australia, Italy, Puerto Rico, Amsterdam and beyond, making his electrifying touring an integral part of his career.
The FIFA Fan Festivals are public viewing events organized by FIFA and the host cities during the FIFA World Cup. It followed the success of public viewing at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and became an essential part of the tournament since the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Fan Festivals take place in iconic locations of the host cities and feature broadcasts of football matches on giant screens, live concerts, parties, food, beverages, and other activities and entertainment.