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Reggae Belongs to Africa : Stonebwoy Drops Rejoinder, Says He Was Misquoted

October 2, 2022 | By Jullie Jay-Kanz |

BET Award winning artist Stonebwoy born Livingstone Etse Satekla has released a rejoinder in pursuance of  making further elucidation vis-a-vis his assertions on the history of reggae music in a latest interview with media in Nigeria.

Watch interview here 》 https://youtu.be/tDsdHa16YhA

Stonebwoy has received some něgative appraisals after a section of the Jamaican media according to the dancehall singer misquoted him  after he shared  sentiments about reggae and its root  in the interview.

The Ghanaian reggae-dancehall star spoke on ” The Cable Lifestyle ” owned by the Cable Newspaper in Nigeria a while a ago.

Stonebwoy in the interview was asked to share his outlook on whether ” reggae is an African thing or not ”

The ” Gidigba ” crooner exposited that :  “Reggae is rooted in the heart of Africa. It’s not a foreign style or movement… Even our Afrobeats of today also stem out from the highlife core, where the highlife core tells stories and brings people to consciousness. Whether Reggae, Dancehall, Highlife, or Afrobeats, they all come from the same source “

Stonebwoy’s rejoinder reiterated that elements of reggae music and sound have its roots from Africa. He says : ” Reggae is rooted in the hearts of Africa and as a people we are all Africans..out of many ,one people ”

Source: Jullie Jay-Kanz

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