Stonebwoy has unveiled an incredibly enlightening track off his recent album, “Anloga Junction” and he titled it “Le Gba Gbe”. The meaning of the titled track is ” I’m alive” of which the singer expressed this piece of music in his native language, ‘Ewe’. The song has an underlying theme of unity, strength and faith.
Hailing from Volta Region, Ghana, Stonebwoy rose to international stardom after winning the BET Award for ‘Best International Act’ in 2015. Also receiving nominations from MTV, EMA and the Grammys, he has since collaborated with a slew of international stars, including Sean Paul, Trey Songz, Burna Boy, Kranium, Chris Martin, Samini, Sarkodie and more.
The video of this piece is timely as the world witnesses the different societies take to the streets to protest the mistreatment of Black and African American people across the world. Directed by Rex, the music video takes full advantage of all that is the West African country, with lingering shots of the amazing landscapes Ghana has to offer. Beginning with a massacre to symbolise the struggle and societal constraints people face, the visual alternates between shots of Stonebwoy fighting his demons and his eventual liberation. The video was shot in Stonebwoy’s place of birth, somewhere in Anloga and the Ghanian had this to say about the video;
“The visuals to this spiritual song means a lot to me and that’s why I was filmed at my ancestral place. It’s carries the important message of staying true to one’s roots”.