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‘Wanlov the Kubolor’


‘Wonlov the Kubolor’ uncovered!

Do you know who he is?

Do you know where he hailed from?

‘Do you know Wanlov the Kubolor’?

Why the name, what does Kubolor mean?

I was quite confused with the name myself however found out that Kubolor is a Ga word and its means a vagabond.

The man himself was born as Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu.

The Romanian born was born to an Ashanti man and a Romanian woman; he is the brother of Ghanaian model and TV show host Deborah Vanessa Owusu-Bonsu, Kubolor was born into fame.

Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu is fluent in Twi, English, Romanian, and Pidgin. He began rapping his favourite lyrics with high school friends and performing the local circuit in Cape Coast & Takoradi in Ghana while attending Adisadel College.

Kubolor also known as Spooky, was very much known for his performances which mainly was influenced by artists such as Busta Rhymes and Snoop dogg.

His talent, charisma, and lyrical skill landed him in the United States of America (to pursue higher education), and whilst there, he proved his skills in the freestyle circuit of the south.

In just two years of residence in Temple, Texas, Wanlov won citizens of the local emcees in the Central Texas area.

Wanlov’s widely acclaimed versatility is heard on his debut album “Green Card”, released in 2007 on his return to Ghana after a 7-year stay in the States. Being nominated at the 2008 Ghana Music Awards for “Discovery of The Year”, “Record of The Year”, “Video of The Year” & “Hip Hop Song of The Year”, shows that Kubolor’s contribution has made a strong impression on his people. Already being referred to as a classic in less than a year since its release, Kubolor’s debut album went on to capture the hearts and minds of the people all over the world.

Wanlov has collaborated and shared stages with Femi Kuti, The Gorillaz, Nneka, Bashy, Zwai Balas, Reggie Rockstone, Little Brother and more. He has been featured on BBC 1XTRA, BBC World, BBC Network Africa and Al Jazeera’s “Playlist”. He is also part of an Afropop duo known as the FOKN Bois, made up of himself and M3nsa. Together the FOKN Bois wrote and star in the world’s first Pidgen Musical Film titled “Coz Ov Moni” which is touring cinemas and film festivals around the world.

To Catch With The Kubolor Himself,

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At the last year GUBA Awards, Kubolor attended the event barefooted in an Afro-Printed Wrap. In regards to his style of music, I actually found his genre quite different compared to hiplife – it is more like old school hip hop, intertwined into hiplife, I guess you will need to check out his music yourself.

MeFiRi GHANA Would like to say a BIG thank you to Kubolor for stripping the success within him, and shining what he has to offer to GHANA and the world.

We wish you all the best.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/wanlov

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/wanlov

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By Trey’ C





Thank God We Are Not A Nigerian – A joke too far??

The rivalry that exists between Ghana and Nigeria is legendary. I remember throughout high school, 6th form and eventually university, the endless debates and arguments between my Nigerian and Ghanaian friends about which country was the best. Some reasons we all gave were valid, while others were plain offensive in order to hurt the opponent. But what I remember most of all was that we never took these arguments seriously and ended up laughing at ourselves. Because despite how much we pretend to dislike each other, we have a lot in common.

Which brings me to the song by FOKN Bois ‘Thank God We Are Not A Nigerians’. Anyone familiar with this duo knows that they don’t take themselves very seriously and include a lot of humour in their work. This is why this song does not strike me as offensive. In fact I found it really funny because some of the things they say are not only true, I’ve said them myself!

It’s clear to me that this is a joke and anyone who thinks otherwise should get a sense of humour. FOKN Bois are a comic duo; this is what they do. Anyone who’s seen their film ‘Cos Ov Moni’ should not be entirely surprised. Mensa and Kobolor did not insult Nigerians; they just made fun of them. Anyone who thinks that they’re creating a gap between the two countries could not be more wrong. But if you’re a Nigerian I guess you wouldn’t see that way, as the Nigerian who made a reply insults Ghana throughout the entire song. Abi where’s your sense of humour?

By Yaa Nyarko