Entertainment of Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Source: Daily Guide
The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has congratulated Livingstone Etse Satekla, aka Stonebwoy Burniton, for winning the 2015 Black Entertainment Television Awards (BET) Awards Best International Act: Africa category.
In a statement issued in Accra, MUSIGA said, “Indeed your feat from a field that included AKA (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), Sauti Sol (Kenya), The Soil (South Africa), Wizkid (Nigeria) Yemi Alade (Nigeria) and fellow Ghanaian Sarkodie deserves immense commendation and is a harbinger of even greater things for the music industry in Ghana.”
It said as the second Ghanaian to win a BET Award, “Your achievement is indicative of what the future holds for the Ghanaian music industry and the Union would like to encourage all musicians not to relent in their efforts but to be motivated by your success to spur on to even greater heights.”
MUSUGA, however, appealed to all stakeholders to continue to offer their support for the industry to enable them to harness the huge potential in the industry.
The statement added that “your dedication of the award to victims of the June 3 Accra floods is a further indication of your social awareness which deserves commendation.”
Stonebwoy was adjudged winner of the award at a pre-recorded event Sunday at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.