One of Ghana’s young talented contemporary Highlife musicians, Kwaisey Pee, has released his much-anticipated track, ‘Osugyani’ to be followed by a video, ahead of his Corporate Hangout event in Accra on January 29th 2016.
‘Osugyani’ in the Akan dialect literally means a bachelor or a spinster.
Kwaisey Pee, otherwise referred to as Mr. ‘Seductive’ for his stylish appearance, silky voice and strong lyrics mostly centered on love, had been quiet for a while until his latest single.
The video of the song, which talks about the life of a bachelor, is to be released on Wednesday January 27.
Osugyani, according to Kwaisey Pee, has a unique appeal despite being a classical highlife tune.
“It’s a typical highlife song fused with some kind of modern chords and touch,” the braided artiste told Abrantepa.com.
Kwaisey Pee believes the current crop of highlife musicians are pulling their weight and that has injected some form of energy in the older ones.
“They were losing it but now I thank God the new generation is recognising it and they want to bring it back so that’s actually motivating we the old ones to step up our game. It gives me a very huge motivation,” he noted.
Take a listen to the track ‘Osugyani’
About Kwaisey Pee
Akwasi Opoku aka Kwaisey Pee’s family is noted for music hence his passion did not come as a surprise to many.
Born to a legendary artiste, Agyeiku, he grew up with another Highlife great Rex Omar as a first cousin.
His life revolved round playing with various bands like Jewel’s Ackah’s Butterfly Six and Nana Tuffour’s Sikadwa Band, playing at gigs in different parts of the country.
Akwasi Opoku took a trip with his father to the United Kingdom in the late 90s and the experiences there made him take music more seriously than before.
Over the past decade, he’s released 3 albums namely ‘Krokro Me’ in 2000, ‘Akono Yaa’ in 2003 and ‘Nyane Me’ in 2006.
Nyane Me, which is a 13-track album, featured Tic Tac, Kontihene, K K Fosu, Ofori Amponsah and his father, Agyeiku.
This modernized highlife singer, has been likened to the maestro, Kojo Antwi and he doesn’t mind.
“I think Kojo Antwi is a great man,” he says. “It’s good that they are comparing me to him. I take it as a compliment. Who wouldn’t want to be compared to one of the greatest? But at the same time, I would like to be known for me; as Kwaisey Pee” he once said in an interview.
From shows in Europe and in the USA, Kwaisey shuttles back and forth Ghana and is currently working on his video.
In 2007, Kwaisey Pee was voted Best Male Vocalist at the Ghana Music Awards.
Take a listen to one of Kwaisey Pee’s most popular track ‘Me Hia Odo’, which simply means I need Love.
By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana