This installment of Stories about Music in Africa was produced and performed by Ghanaian rap-duo FOKN Bois (Wanlov the Kublor and M3NSA).
Stories about Music in Africa is an ongoing project of the Pan African Space Station.
Stories about Music in Africa: From Thursday February 19, 2015, the PASS hosts to FOKN Bois’ contribution to our monthly series of concert-lectures recorded at satellite locations across the African world and the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town. Tune in at https://panafricanspacestation.org.za For more on FOKN Bois read here.
FOKN Bois are the combined force of M3NSA and Wanlov the Kubolor. Together the Ghanaian music duo have thanked God they are not “a Nigerians” and giving the world its first two Pidgen Musicals Coz Ov Moni and Coz Ov Moni II: FOKN Revenge. Read more about the FOKN Bois in Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah’s story from the Chronic: Gospel Christian Porn Rap. Wanlov the Kubolor’s performance from PASS 2009 at the Slave Church, Cape Town can be replayed here. For further music and merchandise: foknbois.bandcamp.com
From the PASS archives, Wanlov, one half of FOKN Bois, with band back in ’09. Makganwana Mokgalong recalls the experience(s). My first Wanlov the Kubolor experience was not quite an out of body experience, possibly not a once in a lifetime one either but a firmly unique experience it definitely was. From the back of the room all I could see was the back of people’s heads, and I numbed my irritation by convincing myself that I did not hear music with …
Fucking with the puritanical social mores that pervade the world’s most religious country is the clear and conscious intent of Ghana’s popular and controversial hip-hop duo, the clever FOKN Bois, writes Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah. M3nsa and Wanlov the Kubolor are the FOKN Bois: controversial, unapologetic and boldly venturing into territories that other Ghanaian musicians stay well clear of. The duo met as college students in 1997, and Wanlov would “lie to M3nsa’s teachers that M3nsa was needed at the school administration block by staff, and we would run off to …