Film

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]

Politics

#LGBTRightsGhana: Ghanaians Rally Support For the LGBT+ Community

Pro-LGBT+ advocacy in Ghana is at an all-time high as members of the community face public backlash.

The LGBT+ community in the West African country of Ghana is a fast growing group, but they are also highly marginalized. In recent times, the nation's LGBT+ population has faced increased backlash from members of Ghana's society who are opposed to the rights of the community. Many members of the community are forced to live secret or suppressed lives, as those who are open about their sexuality face discrimination and oppression in various forms and degrees, as a result of living in a society that lacks progressiveness and regard for basic human rights for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation.

At the moment both the backlash and the advocacy for the cause is currently at a climax, sparked by recent events concerning Ghana's LGBT+ support group and the public opposition against it by Ghana's society and the nation's government. Ghana's official LGBT+ support group, called LGBT+ Rights Ghana, established their headquarters in Accra on January 31, 2021. The office was intended to be a safe space and avenue of support for all LGBT+ Ghanaians. On February 24, 2021. the office was shut down by members of Ghana's national security force together with the police, on orders issued by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, after the center became the subject of a furious public backlash.

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