Blitz the Ambassador Offers A Behind-The-Scene Look At ‘The Burial of Kojo’
The popular Ghanain rapper, Blitz the Ambassador, has stepped into the role of a full-time filmmaker, as he prepares to shoot his debut feature film, The Burial of Kojo.
Blitz the Ambassador is an anomaly of sorts. How so? Well, if you aren’t familiar with the successfully popular Ghanaian rapper and creative, he has spent the last decade telling the story of the African immigrant experience in numerous ways. Whether it is in sonic form—his most recent project Diasporadical is a must play—or visual in the way of a music video or short film—Blitz is a genius when it comes to being a storytelling griot.
With that in mind, the man who is not new to directing is taking the kid gloves off and jumping into filmmaking full-time by developing his first feature-length film, The Burial of Kojo. According to the award-winning rapper, the project has taken at least a year of preparation and cultivation of talent. Anima Misa, Brian Angels, Mamley Djangmah, Ama K. Abebrese join Joseph Otsiman, who plays the title character, Kojo Bonsu in The Burial of Kojo.
Written and directed by Blitz the Ambassador (Samuel Bazawule) — The Burial of Kojo will be produced by Ama K. Abebrese, Blitz and celebrated actor Isaiah Washington. Details on the project are mum and the release date for Burial is some time in 2018. But, fortunately for us, Blitz and co. have been documenting everything via the official Instagram page — @TheBurialOfKojo — and we can get a peek at how the film is coming along by looking at these behind-the-scene snaps.
Take a look at these images below and keep an eye out for more news on Blitz the Ambassador’s debut feature-length film.