Samuel Bazawule or as everyone calls him, Blitz The Ambassador is on a mission to tell eclectic, fantastical stories on Ghanaian life and love and his debut movie titled, ‘The Burial Of Kojo’.
Blitz is no doubt one of the most talented artists to stem out of our generation, as he has released 4 studio albums and has collaborated with artistes such as Seun Kuti, Nneka, and legendary Grammy winner, Angelique Kidjo.
The film which was written and directed by the multi-faceted Ghanaian creative, which had been in the works for almost a year, recently made its world premiere at the Urbanworld Film Festival.
The film tells the story of two brothers—Kwabena and Kojo. Kwabena seeks revenge on his brother after Kojo kills Kwabena’s bride in a car accident on the day of their wedding. Kwabena then knocks Kojo unconscious; throwing him in a mineshaft to die. Kojo’s wife and Detective Koomson race against the clock to find Kojo before it’s too late.
The Burial of Kojo is also inspired by the illegal small-scale gold mining industry in Ghana, often referred to as galamsey. The movie touches on social issues like sibling rivalry, love, jealousy and also a more specific message on illegal mining. Drawing inspiration from true stories of Ghanaians risking their lives to mine for gold, Blitz The Ambassador wanted to craft a film that gives a view from the inside about the illegal act, rather than from a spectator’s point of view.
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Photography Credits: Blitz The Ambassador