One half of the FOKN BOIS, the renowned Ghanaian duo behind the World-wide acclaimed short film Coz Ov Moni. comes No.1 Mango Street – the international debut album by MC, singer and producer M3NSA.
Having conceptualised and performed on the hilarious Coz Ov Moni (known as the world’s first pidgin musical) with Wanlov Kubolor, and produced the bulk of its soundtrack, 2010 has been an incredible highlight in M3NSA’s 12-year music career.
The film itself premiered in the UK and the US, has been accepted at the Rio International Film Festival (Brazil), and at the Pan African Film Festivals in Los Angeles and Cannes.
It was screened at the Black August Festival in New York, where M3NSA blessed the stage with Hip-hop icons Dead Prez and Talib Kweli.
It is also partly the inspiration for No. 1 Mango Street, a nostalgic yet contemporary take on the place M3NSA grew up in Accra. Here, at a young age he produced songs for the legendary founder of Hip-Life, Reggie Rockstone, (a blend of Highlife and Hip-Hop) and also released the single “If You Don’t Know”, nominated for four awards by the pan-African music channel, Channel O.