Universal Music Group Signs Stonebwoy To Def Jam Africa

Award-winning Ghanaian dancehall artist, Stonebwoy has signed with Universal Music Group’s (UMG) global Def Jam family, Def Jam Recordings, 0207 Def Jam and Def Jam Africa.

Def Jam Africa will represent his music across Africa, whilst Def Jam Recordings will become his label home in the U.S. with 0207 Def Jam supporting the record in the U.K.

This partnership between labels showcases UMG’s global commitment to introducing Stonebwoy’s eclectic sound and Ghanaian music culture to new audiences around the world.

Sipho Dlamini, CEO of Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, is thrilled to welcome yet another African megastar to the Def Jam roster. He claims, “Stonebwoy is a true African talent. He works to lift the heart and spirit of those around him, whilst producing fresh sounds that keep blowing the world away. We look forward to what 2022 has in store for him.”

Alec and Alex Boateng, Co-Presidents of 0207 Def Jam, added, “Stonebwoy is one of the great Ghana-based modern music artists and ambassadors. The opportunity to amplify his outstanding talent alongside Sipho, Def Jam Africa and Tunji with Def Jam Recordings is very exciting.”

Stonebwoy is no stranger to success as is the recipient of multiple acclaimed awards such as Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards, Artist of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards and two Billboard plaques. He has also duetted with international artists such as Keri Wilson, Sean Paul, Trey Songz, Burna Boy, Alpha Blondie and many more – and has rocked stages from the UK to the USA, Australia, Italy, Puerto Rico and Amsterdam – making his electrifying touring an integral part of his career.