by michael eli dokosi/www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
Stonebwoy real name Livingstone Etse Satekla is living the life. Music has afforded him many of life’s goodies. He has his wife Louisa Ansong Satekla, baby Catherine-Jidula T. Satekla, father and siblings.
But crucially the ‘Top Skanka’ renderer has cultivated loyal followers or better still fanatics who are ready to do his bidding. The vociferous multitudes can send shivers down the spine of rivals who do not have a sure footing.
Over the years, there have been branded paraphernalia or gear with the Bhim insignia, Bhim being the sound of the ‘Bhim Nation’ faithfuls. And now their leader, Stonebwoy has unveiled a Bhim cloth so fans can purchase and wear to official events.
Stonebwoy had won the white and coloured shit with the signage to the peace conference held at the Marriott Hotel in Accra after the brawl involving Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale on the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards stage on May 18.
The truce and press encounter of a possible unity concert was engineered by broadcaster Nana Aba Anamoah and businessman Dr. Kofi Amoah-Abban who reckon a fractured entertainment sector was not in any body’s interest; not the beefing artistes, fans nor corporate bodies who need the services of the artistes.
It was when Stonebwoy appeared in the Bhim shirt on May 30 that Bhim folks started enquiring where they could get the cloth to buy and adorn. It soon emerged the first consignment of the cloth had been exhausted however a print order had been made for additional pieces to be sold to the eager fans.