Livingstone Etse Satekla, better known by his stage name Stonebwoy, is a Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall and reggae musician. He is the CEO of Burniton Music Group. He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2015 BET Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards. He is also a recipient of two Billboard plaques. He has been described as the king of reggae and dance hall in Africa. He is the brand ambassador of Tecno mobile in Ghana. In 2022, he signed unto Universal Music Group’s Def Jam Recordings, and it’s flagship Def Jam Recordings Africa. He’s poised to make three albums under the label.
‘Putuu’ is a gospel song and people should feel free to play it in churches. Speaking on GTV’s Breakfast Show on Friday, the artiste said ‘Putuu’ is a powerful song that could serve as a prayer anthem for the nation.
“It’s a prayerful song, my people. It’s a gospel song. Play it in the churches anytime you want,” Stonebwoy said. The five-time Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year further explained that the inspiration for the song came during the Covid-19 period. Stonebwoy said that he had the instrumental and felt inspired to put something to it but because of the kind of artiste people have come to know him to be, he had no intention of releasing ‘Putuu’.
“When I finished, the song became a song for just me, because I know people might not understand Stonebwoy for this one. I mean, I’ve written songs for people, and I’m honest enough, sometimes I have songs that I know I have to give to people. It’s nice, but I’m like, somebody else will deliver it better and it will fit,” he added.
Stonebwoy said he only shared the song with his wife and a few close friends including Aisha Modi. He added that he told them to listen and give their feedback but that it was not going to be a part of the album he was working on then.
“Aisha goes home and goes online with it and goes live with a song and the next minute I see the song on Nigeria Blogs. So I woke up one morning and I actually mixed and mastered the song and released it straight up. Then we got ‘Putuu’. So, I’m grateful for that song,” Stonebwoy shared.