Stonebwoy Signs For Def Jam Recordings Africa, Releases 1st Song On Label

Stonebwoy Signs For Def Jam Recordings Africa, Releases 1st Song On Label

  • Ghana's Dancehall music stalwart Stonebwoy has joined the Def Jam Recordings Africa family as the latest signee
  • Stonebwoy's deal with Def Jam, one of the brands under Universal Music Group, was announced on Tuesday, May 3, 2022
  • The deal will see Stonebwoy getting support for his works from Def Jam across Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom

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Multiple-award-winning Reggae and Dancehall musician Stonebwoy has signed a record deal with Def Jam Recordings, a division of Universal Music Group.

The signing of Stonebwoy was announced on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in a post on the official Twitter page of Def Jam.

The tweet was a video that shared some stats about Stonebwoy's work as an artiste. The tweet also announced Stonebwoy's latest song, Therapy, as his first release for the label.

Stonebwoy signs for Def Jam Recordings
Stonebwoy has signed for Def Jam Recordings Photo source: @stonebwoy
Source: Instagram
"We are buzzing as we welcome Ghanaian Afro-pop legend @stonebwoy to the Def Jam Recordings Africa Family. Stay tuned for fresh fire as he drops his brand-new single and lyric video, #Therapy," caption read.

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Details of Stonebwoy's Def Jam deal

According to a report on AmeyawDebrah.com, Stonebwoy's deal is designed in a way that he will get representation across different jurisdictions from Def Jam's subsidiaries.

While Def Jam Africa represents his music across Africa, Def Jam Recordings will become his label home in the United States with 0207 Def Jam supporting his works in the United Kingdom.

It is a big win for Stonebwoy and Ghana

Reacting to the news of Stonebwoy's deal with Def Jam, entertainment writer Gabriel Myers Hansen was full of praise for the musician and his team.

According to Myers who writes for Music In Africa, Stonebwoy's record deal with Def Jam will go a long way to put him in other markets and eventually bring him more global attention.

"Stonebwoy's deal with Def Jam is a big breakthrough for him in his quest to become a well-recognised global music icon. With their large distribution network, Stonebwoy is set to reach a wider audience.
"With that, he puts himself in a good stead for international awards and also put Ghana on the map. The move is worth commending," Myers said.

Black Sherif Lands 1st International Gig, Set to Perform With Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Davido In Portugal

Meanwhile, young rapper Black Sherif is set to perform at his first-ever international show in July in Portugal.

Black Sherif has been booked as one of the artistes for the Afro Nation Phase Three and will perform alongside Chris Brown, Burna Boy, Davido, among others.

The rapper will be joined by R2Bees as the only music artistes representing Ghana at the concert.

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