Orange Card: Fruitopian Raps is controversial FOKN Bois rapper Wanlov’s fourth solo project so far. It follows other offerings as Green Card (2007),  Brown Card: African Gypsy (2010), and Yellow Card – Stomach Direction.  He is also author of eight joint projects with partner M3nsa.

Consisting a remarkable 21 tracks, it features contribution from an array of top acts including EL, M3nsa, Akan, Dex Kwasi, Worlasi, Deborah Vanessa, Mutombo Da Poet, Yaa Pono, Strongman, Kyekyeku and a host off others. The record is an impressive mix of various themes as identity, colonialism, love, the state of our society today, etc.

Cover art by Bright Ackwerh

Surprisingly, Orange Card: Fruitopian Raps is without the rapper’s recent My Toto, which received massive attention for its edgy make.

Born Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu to a Romanian mother and Ghanaian father, Wanlov trots the globe extensively, and has played as many major festivals including Festival Musiques Metisses – Angouleme, FR, Africa Festival – Wurzburg, GER, Equation Musique – Iasi, RO, Suona Francese – Rome, IT, Mosaique Festival – London, UK, Trans Amazoniennes – Saint Laurent Du Maroni, GUY, Asabaako Music Festival – Busua, and Alliance Francaise Francophone Month Festival – Accra.

He names the likes of Fela Kuti, Busta Rhymes, Bob Marley, Sizzla, Reggie Rockstone, K’naan, Bjork, Mutabaruka, Tribe Called Quest, Fugees, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, Alasa & Yoryee as his influences.

Wanlov is currently under his independent outfit Wanlov Tins, and directs music videos under Wanlov Cini.

Listen to Orange Card: Fruitopian Raps here.



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