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01-Feb-2010  
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Musician, Wanlov The Kuborlor, also known as Emmanuel Owusu Bonsu, has shown possible signs of diverting his attention to movie-making on a full time basis as the make-believe industry is gradually becoming the main drive behind Ghana’s showbiz.

On Saturday he told BEATWAVES he and fellow rapper, Bondzy Mensa are set to hit the industry with a big bang. Their 45-minute long movie titled ‘Cos Ov Moni’, Wanlov said, can be likened to a music video, but it is not. “It is like an Indian movie”, he added.

“We rapped all the conversations. There isn’t any normal talking in it”. Describing it as something that has never happened before, Wanlov said the movie is a combination of over 13 different lyrics from different songs and stories which have been fused together.

According to him, the passion to do this movie has been a long time dream for him and Mensa. He disclosed that the movie will be released at the Silverbird Cinema in two weeks and will be preceded by a press premiere.

Wanlov The Kubolor recounted that he was born in Romania but grew up partly in Ghana and the United States of America. Raised in a home where both parents were avid collectors of music and other forms of eclectic art, it is no wonder he has a unique perspective on life, a worldview evident in his insightful consciousness and empathetic presentation of the human condition.

He left Ghana in 1997 for the US after his high school education at the Adisadel College. He later enrolled in the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. He officially had a stint with the industry in 2004 at Los Angeles, where he used to perform in night clubs.

He had been doing that for close to three years when he moved back to Ghana in 2007. Upon his return 3years ago, he released his ‘Green Card’ album, which is still making giant strides on the airwaves.
Currently, he said, he has got seven albums in the offing. “I will try to release two albums yearly”. His latest single ‘Life Dey Jum’ is also attracting massive airplay.

He said he didn’t expect anything much from the music industry; however he feels “things are moving well, but at slow pace. For instance, we still don’t have playlists on the radio so that when they play our songs they will log-in and then pay us our royalties. Our songs are played and radio stations feel they are doing us a favour”.
 
 
Source: Francis Addo/ Daily Guide
 
 

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