The world’s first musical movie in Ghanaian pidgen or slang English is soon coming to a screen near you. To start with, you get a glimpse of it here!
The theme “Coz ov moni” is smack on post-economic crisis in Ghana. Everything is because of money.
The singing stars of the movie Wanlov and M3nsa are already stars in Ghana. In the new Dust Magazine, both of them are interviewed. Wanlov, known as “the Kubolor” here in Ghana was asked if he is more known outside of Ghana – this is what he answered:
No, I walk through Holland, Copenhagen and once or twice everyday someone will recognise me and say, “You’re Wanlov, right?” Whereas over here, once every thirteen minutes or so, someone will shout, “Ei Kubolor!”
Haha, I think I might be guilty of one or two shout-outs like that. Read the full quirky interview here.
To me, the funky songs totally blends in with the almost rhytmical filming (think music video) to the extent that I’m thinking, “can this really be the first pidgen musical? It just fits so well!”
Must say I also love the scenography which I am guessing is all about finding the perfect real life setting and adding lights – nothing beats reality! Really, Accra’s backyards with its half dressed people and stuffy Internet cafés have never before looked so good!
The producer/director (I haven’t really done my homework here and I think it might be too early in the day to call him) is famous music producer Panji Anoff. UPDATE: The director is King Luu.
All in all, this movie can only be a hit. Can’t wait too see it!
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Can’t wait to see it too. Instant classic.. Like the promo. Funniest part is; Google, dem for pay we o! LoL
This is very avant garde…creativity at its peak I’m excited to see this film. I have high expectations and I know will I not be let down!
Thanks Cilla and Kwabena for reading my blog. Coz ov moni will be sweet-o!
omigod! Looks great, hope it somehow gets to Australia!
i just came accross your blog.. Think its really great.
Please check out our new video preview shot in Accra, comming soon –
Fresh off the press – Wunmi does it again with a summer smash ‘BoBo’ – Taken from the forthcomming T-Roy album ‘BuSH MEAT’ !! This video was directed by Wanlov the Kubolo and King Luu producer and director of the new movie ‘Coz Ov Moni’ ! Preview Here *