The Ghanaian Afro-dancehall and reggae star releases the latest video from his Anloga Junction album.
In April, Ghanaian star Stonebwoy released Anloga Junction, a 15-track album that joins dancehall, high-life, and afrobeats to spread messages of love and unity — something that the world could always use more of. One of the album’s standouts, “Le Gba Gbe (Alive)”, which is spoken in the artist’s native tongue of Ewe takes on the theme of mental slavery. But the song doesn’t end on a somber note. Its victory is in how Stonebwoy’s chronicles the process of breaking away from that counterproductive state of mind in order to enjoy life at its fullest.ADVERTISEMENT
Today, The FADER is premiering the song’s video, which follows the track’s message perfectly. At the video’s beginning, Stonebwoy witnesses a massacre which is meant to symbolize the constraint that society puts on its people. As the visual progresses, battles these forces in order to emerge as a symbol of liberation. “The visuals to this spiritual song means a lot to me and that’s why I was filmed at my ancestral place,” he said of the video in an email. “It carries the important message of staying true to one’s roots.” Watch
May 29, 2020