When Ghanaian music group R2bees dropped the remix version of ‘I Dey Mad’, they took the country by storm and instantly became a popular household name. They became the masters of the game. Seas rose when they gave the word. They had the Midas touch, and every stone they touched turned to gold. After being in the industry for over a decade, R2bees appeared to be hibernated. And just when many thought the duo was sweeping the streets they once ruled, Omar Sterling suddenly emerged with a solo hip-hop album, ‘Victory Through Harmony’. Later they followed with ‘Site 15’ and then last year, they dropped their fourth studio album, ‘Back To the Basics’.
Recently, a new revolution has begun. Afrobeats is the new sound of Africa, and the Nigerians seem to have control over its wheel. Following the current trends, musicians from Ghana and other African countries have been overshadowed, and after analyzing the Nigerian invasion, several of them have now realized their castles are standing on pillars of salt and sand. But is the story the same for Mugeez and Omar Sterling? Is it game over for R2bees?
If you are familiar with who they are, then you know they simply refuse to be broke. In July, Omar Sterling released a 3 track hip-hop EP, ‘Paedae Drop A Flow’, and a few days back, R2bees came through with brand-new singles, ‘Need Your Love’ featuring Gyakie and ‘Another One’ featuring Stonebwoy. Competition across the African continent may be steep, but the Ghanaian duo do not look perturbed, they run their own league.