Wanlov The Kubolor

Accra, Ghana
In operation since 2000
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Born Emmanuel Owusu Bonsu, of mixed Ghanaian and Romanian parentage. Wanlov, has over the last 10 years emerged as one of Africa's most enigmatic and internationally respected contemporary artistes.

He started out his career, while still a student in the USA, gaining fans and attention with his Hip-Hop lyrics. He experienced a few trials along the way, which shaped his craft, as he channelled his emotions into producing deep, original lyrics. He developed his "Gipsy" persona, styling himself as a voice for the common man on the streets of Ghana. He developed a strong socially conscious identity, campaigning for the cause of Romania's street children and various similar causes in Ghana.

He has released several albums, containing iconic hit tracks like "Konkonsa" and "Human being". More recently he has featured as part of the Hip-hop group, the Fokn Bois, whose track, "Thank God I am not a Nigerians, won critical acclaim and small controversy, which was partially doused when they performed the track to teeming, adoring Nigerian fans -ironically- at the 2013 Felabration Festival, in Lagos.

Wanlov maintains a schedule of International tours and continues to grow a reputation, as one of Africa's most innovative and independent-minded artistes.

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