Stonebwoy, the Ghanaian reggae-afro dancehall musician, dropped some major knowledge at the African Nominees Brunch in Los Angeles! The multiple award-winner spoke to media personality, Berla Mundi, to share his insights on what it takes to have a successful career in the entertainment industry.
According to Stonebwoy, networking is key! He explained that although it can be expensive, it opens doors to new opportunities and allows you to connect with people from all over the world.
“Networking is expensive. It’s not cheap, no matter at what level it is. You have to put in resources; financial resources. Again I want to bring the thing mindset. Naturally where I come from you would hear a thing like he’s forcing himself on people. Sometimes you have to get out of that mindset. It’s called networking. You have to network to grow. You have to meet, connect and push your work.”
Stonebwoy also emphasized that it's important to be prepared for these opportunities by continually working hard and perfecting your craft.
“I didn’t literally fly to New York to get to that Studio. I’ve been working over the past years ready for all opportunities and when you are prepared, when any opportunity comes, you are over-fit. That’s just the secret. So continue to work while they aren’t watching and by the time they turn an eye on you, you would be overqualified.”
The African Nominees Brunch, organized by GUBA Enterprise in partnership with the Recording Academy, honored African music ahead of the Grammy Awards and brought together talented Africans who were nominated for awards this year.
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