• Martyn Pepperell
    When Peter Guyer and Thomas Burkhalter started making their film «Contradict» about the music scene in Ghana, an early topic of discussion was how to deal with the ethics of representation. Together with local artists, they decided to shoot a documentary that was not just about the scene, but created with it.
  • Martyn Pepperell
    «People in Ghana have gone overboard with religion, politics, and corruption», says FOKN Bois' Wanlov the Kubolor. A critical investigation of the relevance of religion and churches in Ghana.
  • Thomas Burkhalter
    Glo mobile, a subsidiary of Nigerian Globacom Limited, fights for customers in the contested Ghanaian market. Musicians are key in advertising the brand. We talked with Eugene Hoggar, who is in charge of the company’s music ambassadors.
  • Jesse Weaver Shipley
    The song «BRKN LNGWJZ» and its video announce the FOKN Bois as critical, global, political, and absurdist hip hop voices. It marks the birth of international pidgin rap not only as a style once can dance to, but as a modernist multi-media art form.
  • Mutombo da Poet
    When «BRKN LNGWJZ» by the Ghanaian rap duo FOKN Bois was released, I had to watch the video over and over again. It was different from what I have seen in other videos by Ghanaian artists. A commentary.
  • Thomas Burkhalter
    «It's like a deformed anger which comes out us», says Wanlov the Kubolor, one half of the Ghanaian rap duo FOKN Bois. With his musical partner M3nsa he talks about their visions and their way of doing art in a religious context.
  • Thomas Burkhalter
    Ghana offers contemporary music, inspired by international trends like trap and dancehall, mixed with local rhythms and melodies, sung in different languages, with topics related to corruption, to religion to champagne. Enjoy new tracks and clips.
  • Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah
    «Coz Ov Moni II» is the 2nd pigdin musical in African history. The FOKN Bois from Ghana are commenting on their country: congregational chapels, commercialization, corruption.
  • Wanlov The Kubolor
    For its new series Norient asked Wanlov The Kubolor from FOKN Bois to send a collection of his favorite video clips from his home country Ghana.
  • Georg Milz
    Wo liegt die Grenze des guten Geschmacks? Die Texte der ghanischen Rap-Combo FOKN Bois sind kontrovers und drehen sich meist um das eine: Sex. Politisches Statement oder bloss Provokation?
  • Stefan Franzen
    «Coz Ov Moni» («Wegen dem Geld») ist das erste Pidgin-Musical der afrikanischen Filmgeschichte. – Am 3. Norient Musikfilm Festival in Bern.
  • Stefan Franzen
    Wanlov The Kubolor, ghanaisch-rumänischer Herkunft, läuft barfuss durch die Strassen Accras mit Rastamähne und Rock, eckt in TV-Sendungen an und schockiert durch spielerisch-derbes Vokabular.