Featuring the singles “Wo Nim Mi,” and the Mr. Eazi-assisted “True Friends,” the new FOKN Bois EP is also their fourth, and unpacks Afrobeats with classic fearlessness that the duo have become known for over their controversial careers.
The project, spawning indigenous grooves, and published under their independent imprint, FOKN Inc., serves 7 songs and guests the likes of MEDiKAL, Sister Deborah, Dex Kwasi and Gyedu Blay Ambolley. Other songs off the body of work include the churchy “Account Balance,” “Brukutu,” an emotive love song related via a local beer made from millet, “African Holiday,” and “Abena.”
The band, consisting M3nsa(Mensah Ansah), and Wanlov the Kubolor (Emmanuel Owusu Bonsu) last released an album in 2016. Titled “FOKN Ode to Ghana,” it consisted of satirical commentary on global social, political, economic, racial and religious events in the country over the period.
FOKN Bois, who often refer to their genre of music–a potpourri of varying influences as “gospel porn,” announced the album in November of last year with the release of “Wo Nim Mi.”
Also filmmakers, the duo’s “Coz Ov Moni” musicals , have been screened at such international film festivals like the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa; the Rio International Film Festival in Brazil; the Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA; the Black Filmmakers International Film Festival in London, UK; the Pan-African Film Festival in Cannes, France; and the African Weekender in Sussex, UK.
Their other albums include FOKN Dunaquest in Budapest (2011) and FOKN Wit Ewe (2012).
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