Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy says he will be disappointed and a bit upset if he is not crowned Artiste of the Year at this year’s Ghana Music Awards.
The artiste believes that he has worked hard enough to win the coveted award a second time after winning it in 2015.
Stonebwoy is up against Joe Mettle, E.L, Sarkodie, MzVee, and Medikal for the Artiste of the Year crown as Ghana honours its musical greats for 2016 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
The ‘Baafira’ hitmaker is hoping to make history by becoming the first Dancehal/Reggae artiste to win the Artiste of the Year award twice.
Speaking on the Red Carpet prior to the awards Saturday, the Ashiaman-based artiste said, “It has to go great…I deserve to win so if it does go my way, I will still appreciate the fact that I was among the nominees. It doesn’t mean I [will] not keep going high and higher regardless.”
If he does not end up being the topmost award winner, Stonebwoy said he will be “disappointed yes, a little bit upset yes but I believe that It will only get me stronger to keep pushing. This is because I know that it might have taken more than half of what I did last two years or last year to even get here this year.”
In spite of the outcome, the artiste, born Livingstone Etse Satekla, said he will continue to work harder and “we will still represent Ghana on the global” stage
Apart from the Artiste of the Year, Stonebwoy has also been nominated in the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year, and Most Popular Song of the Year.