Ghanaian dancehall singer Stonebwoy performed “Manodzi,” a new song from his latest album, ‘5th Dimension,’ featuring Angélique Kidjo with Grammys Global Spin.
Growing up with few ties to entertainment, Ghanaian dancehall singer Stonebwoy never expected to be one of the most revered musicians from his country, with over 20 awards and a feature on three GRAMMY-nominated reggae albums. But as he reveals one of his newest tracks, “Manodzi,” always having confidence was a major key to his success.
“Every day, I’m winning/ See me never lose,” Stonebwoy boasts. “I am on a journey/ Forward I go, never returning now/ The wilderness doesn’t scare me/ Straight to the top I’m aiming now.”
In this episode of Global Spin, watch Stonebwoy offer an uplifting performance of “Manodzi,” singing the track in a practice room alongside his band.
“Manodzi,” originally featuring GRAMMY Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo, arrives on Stonebwoy’s newest album, 5th Dimension. In an interview with OkayAfrica, he said the song has “that sound that speaks Africa. Angelique is an institution of African music all the way through the diaspora … It just shows that, gradually, a boy like me is growing in the realms of people who are institutions.”
Stonebwoy just wrapped up the North American leg of the 5th Dimension Tour. On Oct. 1, he will begin touring through Australia, UK, and Europe.