Coz Ov Moni

The premiere of Coz ov Moni – the musical movie starring M3nsa and Wanlov Kubolor – premiered in Atlanta in August so I’m a little late in posting this video. All the same, Coz ov Moni is just too hysterical for me not to share it.

“Coz Ov Moni” is the first ever pidgen musical, starring the FOKN Bois (Wanlov Kubolor, a truly refreshing artist who travels the world barefoot wearing his trademark wrap skirt, and the Channel O multi-nominated M3nsa, a singer/songwriter/producer, one of the most respected Hiplife pioneers today).

“Coz Ov Moni” is the story of an extraordinary day in the life of two ordinary young men in a 21st century Africa. Expressed entirely in music and rhyme, the film captures the exuberance, energy and rhythm of the urban African, using choreography and color to enrich the story in great detail. This film takes an innovative approach, combining the lyrical art of the wordsmith with art house cinematography, giving it an unprecedented dynamic intensity as the audience is spun into a web of comedy, dramatic action and dance.

STORY SYNOPSIS

On a normal morning in Gbese, Accra. The FOKN Bois wake up and plan to go clubbing with some lady friends after chasing an evasive debtor for their money. Little do they know that their free-spirited and seemingly conceited attitude will make them a few enemies as the day progresses. How will this day end for the FOKN Bois? Do they deserve what awaits them at the end of it all?

Cameos by a host of artists including Reggie Rockstone, the godfather and original maestro of Hiplife, and Samini, the MTV & MOBO award winner, as well as rising stars like Mutombo & Macho Rapper make this film a must see.

Pidgen is the de facto language used whenever West Africans congregate as it transcends language barriers. It is sometimes expressed as Broken English (former English colonies) or Creole (former French colonies) across the Globe.

Produced by Panji Anoff

Written by the FOKN Bois

Directed by King Luu.

I gotta give big kudos to the the entire team. They did an awesome job with this movie and I hope the first pidgin musical won’t be the last.

Courtesy of John Blay-Miezah Jr, here’s a video of the premiere in Atlanta with fan reactions and a short interview I did with M3nsa.