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FOKN Bois' Pidgen Musical Sequel 'Coz Ov Moni 2: FOKN Revenge'

FOKN Bois return with the world's second first pidgin musical 'Coz Ov Moni 2: FOKN Revenge.'


Ghana's FOKN Bois duo of Wanlov the Kubolor and M3NSA recently returned with the "world’s second first pidgen musical" Coz of Moni II: FOKN RevengeWhile the first installment was a day-in-the-life foray full of missteps and foibles, this time around revenge is the main dish served. The film follows the tongue-in-cheek duo as they go on a mission tracking down members of the machete-wielding gang that had ambushed, wounded, robbed and left them for dead.

While the rest of the world geared up for the yuletide festivities, FOKN Bois launched their latest take on societal issues at a premiere event in Accra. We expect the sophomore Coz Ov Moni film to make the rounds in the coming months. Look out for a screening in a city near you — until then, you can grab a copy of Coz Ov Moni 2: FOKN Revenge on DVD. Watch the event trailer, featuring some pretty dope footage from the film, and part one ("the world's first pidgen musical") in full below:

Update NYC PremiereCoz Ov Moni 2: FOKN Revenge will be getting it's NYC screening premiere February 21 in Williamsburg, presented by Afropop Worldwide. See the general info below and head here for schedule details, Afropop is also screening the original Coz Ov Moni prior to the premiere for those interested — we recommend catching both!

Coz Ov Moni 2: FOKN Revenge NYC Premiere

Friday, Feb 21, 2014. 9PM // After party 11PM

La Sala at Cantina Royal [58 N 3rd St Brooklyn, NY 11249]

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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