Ghanaian Dancehall Star Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Entertainment Critic

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Ghanaian afro-dancehall superstar Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy, has filed a defamation lawsuit against aspiring politician and entertainment critic Sadiq Abdulai Abu, popularly known as Baba Sadiq, to court over comments made on his X page (formerly Twitter).

In a writ of summons filed in the High Court of Justice dated May 31, 2024, the reigning Artist of the Year asked the court to order Baba Sadiq to delete the offending tweets and issue an unqualified apology to Stonebwoy.

The artist is also seeking GHS 3 million in damages for the harm caused to his reputation, alleging that Baba Sadiq acted maliciously and with the intent to defame him by publishing false statements.

Social media observers had expressed concern about Stonebwoy’s decision to initially ignore Sadiq’s comments, which suggested that Stonebwoy is a violent female abuser.

These comments went viral and sparked heated discussions among fans and the general public, particularly because Stonebwoy has a long-standing record of championing women’s rights and has spearheaded numerous philanthropic activities supporting women.

The writ of summons confirms Stonebwoy’s commitment to protecting his hard-won reputation, as he has turned to the legal system to vindicate his rights.