Wanlov Da Kubolor shares new album

A career-long social commentator and activist, controversial rapper Wanlov Da Kubolor goes even harder on his fifth album, Red Card: The Minstrel Cycle, aiming sharp criticism at Ghana’s political...

A career-long social commentator and activist, controversial rapper Wanlov Da Kubolor goes even harder on his fifth album, Red Card: The Minstrel Cycle, aiming sharp criticism at Ghana’s political class and its lax stewardship of our resources.

A potpourri of varying sounds, the 19-tracker treats specific topics of the prosperity gospel, xenophobia, feminism, erotiscm among others. Titles include “Piss n Laff,” “Never Change,” “Alas,” “Child Care,” “Lamoa,” and “The Once.”

The album is published under TRUMU, and sees guest appearances from sibling Sister Deborah, Lykay, Funso Ogundipe, M3nsa (who also receives production credits on the piece), and Sena Dagadu.

Born Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu, Wanlov also practices as a filmmaker, guitarist among other professions.

Wanlov’s other albums include Green Card (2007), Yellow Card – Stomach Direction (2010), Brown Card – African Gypsy (2012), and Orange Card: Fruitopian Raps (2017). As a member of the FOKN Bois (the other half is M3NSA), Wanlov has been part of 10 albums, the latest being Afrobeats LOL (2019).

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