Menez GH: Belgium-based duo taking Ghana's afrobeats to the next level in Europe

Belgium-based Ghanaian afrobeats music group Menez GH is taking the European market by storm with afrobeats waves.

Menez GH

Menez GH, made up of rapper Rebbel Ashes and singer Bakilla, came into existence as a combination of two different artists with different artistic backgrounds. Both Rebbel Ashes and Bakilla started their careers in Ghana (West Africa) but are now based in Belgium.

Having their skills which are complementary to each other makes creating good music easier, so it quickly became obvious that they had to come together and form a band.

They named the group Menez (normally written “Menners” in Ghanaian pidgin) which means ‘brothers’ or ‘guys’.

Menez Gh brings nothing but good music and they make sure you will experience a steamy night you’ll never forget. “Swirling beats, a tight baseline and colourful melodies; that is exactly the type of music you can expect from Menez Gh,” the duo revealed in an interview.

Bakilla, real name Seidu Iliyasu, is a dancehall, reggae and afrobeats artiste who is inspired by artistes like Bob Marley, Timaya, Busy Signal, Stephen Marley, Sizzla and others.

Born in Ghana, Bakilla was listening and singing along to traditional music in which it became very obvious that he had a talent and passion for singing. In his spare time, he was listening to a variety of different musical genres which inspired him to start writing his lyrics and create his music.

Rebbel Ashes, legally known as Prince Kwaku Sarkodie, has been musically active since the year 2000. His musical genres are afro beats, hiplife and rap. He describes himself as somebody who is only interested in creating good music.

In Ghana, he co-started a rap group named Red Rowz, in which he made his first musical steps. Shortly after that, he moved to Bremen (Germany) where he became a member of a gospel hip-hop band named G.O.P (Generation of Praise). In the year 2004, he decided to move to The Hague (Netherlands), where he became a member of the Hiplife group Mpese Mpese.

Since then, this vocalist/producer has kept himself busy with many other projects in Belgium, so no wonder he refers to himself as music.

They have performed at top concerts in Europe such as Bliss on the Hills (2019), Lighters Up (2020), Gentse Feesten (2020) and The Jamaican Livestream (2020).

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