‘She get swagger, she be sweet like banana, she dey come from Ghana, ah ah she’s a diva!’ If you don’t this song then I really question your Ghanaian identity! And it’s not too late to jump on this song because I guarantee you will love it! Ruff-N-Smooth have made an impact on the Ghana music scene since their debut single ‘Swagger’, was released in August 2009. Since then, they have had success with their follow up singles ‘Sex Machine’ and ‘Azingele’ which features S.K Blinks.
Ruff-N-Smooth is made up of the duo Clement Baafoh (Akhan) and Ricky Osei Agyemang (Bullet).Though they had previously been on the music scene, it wasn’t until they teamed up together to form their group that they gained recognition not just in Ghana but in the Ghanaian communities around the world. ‘Swagger’, beat songs like Obrafour’s ‘Kasiebo’, V.I.P ‘I Think I Like Am’ to become the most played songs in public places and the radio in 2009.
Their release of their debut album ‘Life is Rough and Smooth’ on 14 September 2010 also proved to be hit, spawning the party anthem ‘Azingele’. The duo blends various styles of music, including R&B, reggae, hip-hop and afro pop to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Their popularity has made them sought after musicians, playing gig after gig and shows after shows not just in Ghana but in Canada, US and Europe.
Things are definitely looking good for the duo as on March 30th they were unveiled as the new addition to Hype Records based in Canada. With a contract signed for the next three years, they hope that the management of their new label will take them a step closer to their dream of making it in the international music scene. They are now set to release their second album and there’s no doubt that they will not disappoint. In the beginning it was Ruff but it’s definitely Smooth sailing now for Ruff-N-Smooth!