Multi award winning Ghanaian artist Stonebwoy has been making waves across the world over the few last years with his brand of afro-pop driven reggae and dancehall. He has picked up plaudits far and wide including from the BBC, CNN, MTV, BET and lots more. Off the back of hosting a packed out UK listening party at Red Bull Studios last week, Stonebwoy released his highly anticipated new album ‘Epistles Of Mama (EOM)’ on 12th December.
His third studio album and the first of its kind, ‘Epistles Of Mama’ or #EOM is a double album consisting of 12 reggae songs and 12 afro-beat tracks. The ambitious project sees Stonebwoy bring together these two genres in one package with some specials collaborations with some of the scene’s finest including; SEAN PAUL, SARKODIE, BURNA BOY, KABAKA PYRAMID, I-OCTANE and many more.
STONEBWOY explains the thinking behind the duality of the album: “I wanted to reach out across the world, to all the lovers of reggae and all the lovers of afro-beats and to bring these two genres together in one place.”
The theme of motherhood is key to the album, and is a message that pins many of the tracks together. Dedicated to his mother and the morals and guidance that all mothers instill in their children, Stonebwoy explains: “It’s inspired by the good morals, the teachings, the lessons, the anguish and the smiles of life – All the important things in life which are passed on to us by our mothers.”
Although the album was released only yesterday, it totally obliterated the ITUNES CHARTS in Ghana, claiming the top 24 spots in the single sales in front of ED SHEERAN and BEYONCE.