FOKN Bois' Wanlov The Kubulor calls out Christian ministers in the music video for "Very Soon" from his new album 'Red Card - Minstrel Cycle'
The FOKN Bois' Wanlov the Kubulor is prepping the release of his new full-length album Red Card - Minstrel Cycle, a work inspired by the songwriting of elusive 1970s singer Sixto Rodriguez and "the increase of shameless corruption in Ghana," he tells Okayafrica. "It will seem I have moved beyond complaining to instigation, but I am merely channeling our current sentiment as Ghanaians."
Following Red Card -Minstrel Cycle's first single "Never Go Change," a song about dumsor, poverty and corruption, "Very Soon" calls out Ghanaian and Nigerian Christian ministers by name for making personal monetary gains from their congregations; included in his targets are Nicholas Duncan-Williams, T.B. Joshua, Pastor Chris, and Pastor Obinim. The black-and-white music video for "Very Soon," shot at #ChaleWote2015, features Jules David Bartkowski and Funsho Ogundipe — who also plays piano on the song and will co-star in the upcoming film Pastor Paul with Wanlov — caught in a grim, slow-motion altercation.
Criticisms of Christianity have been showing up in Wanlov's recent work, as can be seen in his denunciation of Western religion in the video for "Black Magic Woman" alongside Azizaa. Watch Wanlov's music video for "Very Soon," being released on his birthday today, below.