Blog September 10, 2021
Stonebwoy and Focalistic Meld Dancehall and Amapiano into “Ariba”

Spanning miles, nations and genres, Stonebwoy and Focalistic released a slick new single and video today. Check out “Ariba” right here.

Elements are smoothly added like lights going on in a nightclub, until the vocalists step into the center and begin slyly trading verses. Focalistic’s low growl contrasts with Stonebwoy’s buoyant—and for a word, even falsetto—lyrical verses.

Since releasing Anloga Junction in 2020, Stonebwoy has released a series of singles and collaborations, anticipating his next full-length release and an upcoming tour of the U.K. The Ghanaian artist seems to be working his way across the English-speaking world, working with Vic Mensa (America), Jesse Royal (Jamaica), Mike Akox (Australia by way of Ghana) and now South Africa’s Focalistic.

The Pretoria-born Focalistic has been on the rise, performing in Namibia, Tanzania and Nigeria and scoring a platinum-selling hit with “Ke Star Remix,” featuring Davido.

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