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Ikenna Azuike focuses on Ghana in fourth series of What’s Up Africa!

From religion to royals, there is no frontier critically acclaimed Nigerian-born vlogger, Ikenna Azuike, won’t explore for popular satirical news segment, What’s Up Africa.

Returning to screens on Wednesday 4th May, as part of BBC World News’ Focus on Africa, Ikenna will bring news from across Ghana together with his trademark tongue-in-cheek humour.

In the new series of What’s Up Africa, Ikenna rubs shoulders with prominent Ghanaian personalities, such as popular musician, Wanlov, who will introduce an exclusive song for What’s Up Africa viewers. Also featuring this season are famous film producer, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, and actor, Adjetey Anang. But it doesn’t stop there, as Ikenna also speaks to Ghanaian king, Nana Ansah Kwao.

“This is the most fun and exciting series of What’s Up Africa yet,” said Ikenna Azuike. “We’re digging deep into Ghana for the first five weeks of the show; unravelling complex issues with laughter and showcasing Ghana’s highlights to the world.”

What’s Up Africa airs two 90-second episodes a week on Wednesdays and Fridays making it more clickable and easily shareable on social media. Wednesday’s episodes will be in-depth look into a specific country, whilst Friday’s episodes are round-ups of the latest news from across the continent.

What’s Up Africa will be broadcast every Wednesday and Friday on Focus on Africa from 17:30 GMT on BBC World News and on the BBC’s partner stations: Canal 2 in Cameroon; Metro TV in Ghana; Power TV in Liberia; MBC in Malawi; One Africa Television in Namibia; SBLC in Sierra Leone, Star TV in Tanzania; Urban TV and TV West in Uganda; and ZNBC in Zambia.

The new series, created especially for the BBC, is a co-production between the BBC and Dutch media organisation, RNW Media. The first half of the series will air between 4th May and 3rd June. The series will then resume on 17th August, focussing on Malawi. The series will conclude on 16th September.

You can also view the episode across a range of the BBC’s social media platforms including Facebook.com/bbcafrica on Twitter @BBCAfrica and online at BBC.com/Africa.

Future of Ghanaian Music…

‘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

FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wanlov-the-Kubolor/38082860831

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wanlov

By Trey’ C

 

 

 

 

Ghanaian Musician: Wanlov The Kubolor

 

Wanlov The Kubolor has a video out called “For the River (Bathe in the River)” which tackles the issue of water pollution.

The song which is inspired by Hollie Smith’s “Bathe in the River” takes a real look at the issue of water systems in Ghana becoming dumping grounds. 

With his gift for creativity, Kubolor makes “For the River” a catchy tune for listeners while addressing the important state of water in Ghana, due to pollution from individuals and corporations alike, who dump items such as plastic bags or electronic waste.

For the River  was chosen as the official video for  The Environmental Film Festival of Accra which took place June 7th– June 19th.