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Music of Thursday, 19 December 2019


I have no issue with Stonebwoy – M.anifest

Rapper M.anifest Rapper M.anifest

Rapper M.anifest has reiterated that ‘Yawa No Dey’ by Kelvyn Boy which featured him is not directed at Stonebwoy as many have claimed.

“I didn’t put Kelvyn Boy on it. Kelvyn Boy approached me to work on some song. The song is a beautiful song, many people can relate to it in different aspects,” he told 3FM’s MzGee.

“I don’t like over explaining songs. People can listen for themselves and see what it means. I don’t have any issue with Stonebwoy. We’ve recorded music; there’s no issue.”

Produced by Samsney and released on November 22, ‘Yawa No Dey’ is a narration of how focused and resolute Kelvynboy is despite the obstacles and relentless efforts by man to see him fall.

Unfazed by the numerous attacks and negative tags, Kelvynboy while asking ‘wetin man no see before?’ highlights how he has triumphed over evil and trials, shaming haters in the process.

“Chale, I be cool, atamfo ani awu. Moaye afere. Yawa no dey,” he sang – to wit, ‘I’m cool, haters have bowed down their heads in shame. I remain strong.’

Known for his exceptional flow and indelible punchlines, M.anifest rapped, ‘Small fly we dey fly wey your man bore’ – a line which some opine is also a dig at Stonebwoy as they argue the dancehall artiste was scared of Kelvynboy’s quick growth, for which reason he parted ways with the protégé.

In the wake of the deciphering of the lyrics, Kevynboy intimated in his interview on Zylofon FM that the song was composed based on the “recent happenings” in his career, adding that he sought to lift up the spirits of his fans who have been looked down on or been discouraged from pursuing a dream.

A statement from Burniton Music Group, of which Stonebwoy is the President, announced in September this year, that Kelvyn Boy was no longer under the label.

According to the statement, an initial one-year contract the label signed with Kelvyn Boy expired on January 21, 2019, but after an “audit”, it had no intention of renewing it.

“Consequently, the Company has decided to release Kelvyn Boy from the Agreement and he has been duly notified of this decision. Accordingly, Kelvyn Boy ceases to be an artiste under the Company and will no longer be associated with the Company and/or the BHIM Nation brand…,” the statement said.

There were suggestions Stonebwoy took the decision because, among other things, he felt disrespected when Kelvynboy suggested that he [Stonebwoy] is not a dancehall artiste.

Prior to this incident, there had been speculations all was not well between Stonebwoy and Kelvyn Boy.