Ghanaian music group, R2bees have explained why they don’t pay bloggers to hype them up before releasing their songs.
The duo made this revelation during an interview on Joy FM’s Cosmopolitan Mix with host, Doreen Andoh.
According to them, every good song can promote itself and there was no need to pay bloggers and other media houses to get one's songs promoted.
“I will never send you a song to post for me. The reason is that, I trust the music so much and I believe it will do just right.
"I don’t think we went through hardships when we started our record label. We don’t know people. We don’t get a lot of good press. We don’t care about all these things.
"We believe in our music. It’s all about the fans. It’s always been all hands-on board if we are to give gratitude to anyone,” R2Bees said.
They further explained why their upcoming album launch had to be pushed ahead.
“We’ve pushed our new album to next year because we just dropped the single, Beautiful. We worked on it for three years,” Omar said.
R2Bees is made up of Faisal Hakeem (Paedae or Omar Sterling) and Rashid Mugeez (Mugeez). Paedae is the CEO and leader of the group, whilst Mugeez is the lead vocalist.
The Tema-based duo started their music career by representing their school in rap competitions as well as inter school music contests.
R2Bees released their first single, Yawa Gal in August 2008. They went on to release I Dey Mad and in 2010, they featured one of Nigeria’s biggest stars Wande Coal on their track Kiss Your Hand, as their third single.
In 2009, R2Bees released a 17-track album Da Revolution which had already released songs; ‘Yawa Girl’, I dey Mad’, ‘T.E.M.A’, ‘Kiss Your Hand’ among others.
On 29 March 2013, R2Bees on released their second studio album, Refuse To Be Broke – Da Revolution II. The 19-track album features hits such as Ajeii, Life (Walaahi), Odo and Bayla Trap.
In 2012, R2Bees was featured in Forbes' list of Top 13 African Celebrities to watch in 2013.
The duo was nominated at the 2013 BET Awards.