Ghanaian dancehall artist Stonebwoy has said he sees nothing wrong in being crafty to be recognized internationally when it comes to music.
In an interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz FM’s Daybreak, he said the world is moving forward and one needs to be creative to blend in the new direction. He said this while reacting to Legendary Musician Gyedu Blay Ambolley’s advice for him to quit dancehall music to promote Borborbor and Volta Region.
The musician stated that he always represent his Region and Culture in most of his songs.
“I accept the submission from Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, he is a legend undoubtedly but I also believe that times are changing and music is evolving and our understanding is getting broader. Our foundation is highlife and wherever I go I make people know that I am a Ewe boy from the Volta region. I have Ewe songs that I perform on big stages and I also speak other Ghanaian languages in some of my lyrics.
“My style is the combination of Afrobeats and dancehall and I definitely see nothing wrong in being able to master a certain craft to where you are internationally accepted. Is English our fundamental language, is not? Gyedu is not wrong in what he is trying to put across but I think our identity as Ghanaians, I have not deviated. I have rather been able to make sure that I have something to stand on to, to be able to represent Ghana,” he said.