R2Bees is one of the most popular bands in Ghana today. Not just Ghana: as one of the most significant groups pushing the new afrobeats sound worldwide, their music is already on rotation all over the UK, and the group can be heard live regularly across Europe.
Their first major hit was Kiss Ur Hand with Nigerian star Wande Coal in 2009, followed by Agyeiii last fall, which impersonates the new Ghanaian sound, with a featuring from number one rapper Sarkodie, Nana Boroo, and a beat my the now-ubiquitous Killbeatz.
In Ghana agyeiii is the equivalent of ouch. The sound you make when you are hurt, or when someone is hurting you – which can be in a good way, as suggested by this song. R2Bees showed incredible interest in the remixes we received, this set contains the ones which made our heads bob the most:
Released by: Akwaaba Music
Release/catalogue number: AKW039
Release date: Jul 24, 2012