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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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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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