The Fokn Bois brought ‘Fokin Wit Ewe’ show to the Attic in Hackney London. On a summer friday night in an intimate venue, The “Thank God We Are Not A Nigerians” Rappers along with Ryan Ansah, Kid Suda, Special D & Twi Teacher represented for the die hard followers who turned out.
M3nsa & Kubolor took to the stage at around 10:30. Asking the crowd to come forward, the pair began to give, as Wanlov would describe ‘Vim’ & ‘More Vim’ to the crowd.
Blog.afropop.org described FOKN Bois as “Specializing in trying to push their listeners beyond their comfort zones in hopes of bringing to light what is, in their opinion, the problems and inanities of major social issues, particularly in Africa and African identity”.
Fokn Bois took the crowd through the Fokn Album, perform tracks like ‘Jesus Is Coming’, ‘Sexin Islamic Girls’, & The Creative ‘Famous In China’. Famous In China brings the writing & rhyming skills of the pair together in a parallel style of delivery. Displaying good understanding for each other, Wanlov displays word play technique as he rap’s “Miss Samsung, can you sing some song for me” & M3nsa kicks some reality “They import we like Ghana imports contractors, also the fake DVD’s”. With such a catchy chorus, Famous In China had the Hakney Attic buzzing.
The duo continued & showcased more tracks from ‘Fokn Wit Ewe’ album including Numbers such as ‘Help America’ & ‘Gimmi Pinch’. As Wanlov & M3nsa are individual artists, it was only right that they performed solo tracks. Wanlov Performed ‘African Gypsy’ from his ‘Brown Card (African Gypsy)’ album & from M3nsa’s ‘No.1 Mango Street’ album, the duo performed ‘Brkn Lngwjz’ amongst others.
Prior to the Fokn Bois taking to the stage, Twi Teacher took to the stage & performed some well known numbers, Including ‘Super Alphabet’, ‘Yam & Choffi’ and a twi rendition of D’Banj’s Oliver Twist.
You can buy a copy of ‘Fonk Wit Ewe’ from iTunes by clicking here
Photography by Ernest Simmons