Ghanaian reggae and dancehall star, Livingstone Etse Satekla, known professionally as Stonebwoy, has opened up on his family’s origin.
The ‘Activate’ crooner revealed that he is of Nigerian descent and his people are Yoruba, natives of Ewe in Oyo Kingdom.
Stonebwoy made this known while having a chat about his roots with popular car reviewer and influencer, Ola Of Lagos.
According to the musician, his ancestor migrated to Ghana from the Southern part of Nigeria and they are the original settlers in Ijesha.
He said; “Me sef nah Niger, no lies. Me nah Ewe from Oyo Kingdom, my tr!be migrated from Nigeria to Ghana here, na we get Illesha. Shout-out to my people in the southern part of Nigeria, check Ewe, we root straight to Yoruba”.
Meanwhile, in similar news…
American rapper, Khalif Malik Ibn Shaman Brown, known professionally as Swae Lee, has revealed that he is partly a Nigerian.
The one half of rap group, Rae Sremmurd, made this known while clarifying why he attached the Nigerian flag to a tweet announcing he was jumping on the Amapiano wave, which is a South African genre.
Swae Lee took to his Twitter account on Tuesday to alert fans of his intention to experiment with the trending sound, but added a Nigerian flag emoji which didn’t sit down well with South Africans.
Evidently triggered by his tweet, South Africans trooped to his comment section to accuse Swae Lee of discrediting their country, where Amapiano originated from by wrongly crediting it to Nigeria.
But in swift reaction, Swae cleared the air that his tweet was misunderstood. He explained that he only put the flag because he is partly Nigerian.
He wrote; “For the ones outraged about the flag, I put it because I’m partly Nigerian. I didn’t say anything about the creation of the genre y’all tweaking.
“Woooooah I never said anything about who was the first guys I just said wait until y’all hear my amapiano songs 🧐 y’all reached for that one”
The ‘No Flex Zone’ crooner added: “Bigs up to the South Africans for creating this beautiful sh*t.”