In case you had any doubts, let us put your mind at rest: Wanlov the Kubolor is a foolish boy. To be more precise, he is a FOKN boy. We had our doubts… then we gave him our ten question test.
1. Are there any downsides to being Kubolor?
The downside – which is still an upstide – is that more girls go down on me…. and I also enjoy women’s downsides.
2. Would you consider yourself a role model? I am a role model for people who want freedom. I am also a role model to buttocks watchers because I actually voice the feeling that they have.
3. Why – of all the things you refer to yourself as on your song ‘Broakin Langweijizz’ – do you refer to yourself as ‘the buttocks watcher’?
You’ll notice that it is the first line I open my verse with. There are people in the world who do many things. Some for world peace, some advocate a clean environment… everybody has a cause. I realise I believe in some of these causes but at the end of the day I sat down and tried to figure out why I want world peace, a cleaner environment, a safer community.
I realised that I want all these things because I want to have the peace of mind to allow me to better enjoy the watching of buttocks.
4. … and you say you’re not a flat duna, either?
For me, the thing is that once in a while in a moment of weakness for someone’s charm, I will wake up in the arms of someone with a flat duna for which I apologise to my fellow duna watchers. I am not Peter Petrelli (the character from TV show, Heros).
But I am unable to get an erection from watching flat buttocks. I’ve tried it. It just won’t work. I have to look at shapely buttocks.
5. Who are your musical influences?
Gyedu Bal Ambolley, Reggie Rockstone, Sizzla, Fela (Kuti), Busta Rhymes, Eminem. That’s about it for now.
6. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in ghana but moved around a lot: Little Legon, then Dansoman, Achimota… I moved around Accra a lot. Right now, I’m in Ashioman but I stay a lot in the studio in Dzorwulu. Something funny happened to me in Ashioman that I have to tell you about.
The story is so amazing. I was taking a trotro into town when a girl with some serious body, smallish upper body, not too tall and she had the most bangingest ass I’ve seen in awhile. I was just watching her ass. I wasn’t going to do anything.
I was just recovering from malaria. Then she stops me and says “excuse me.” So I turned and said “yeah what’s up” and she says “where are your shoes?” and I told her I don’t wear shoes.
She asked me if I’m not afraid my feet will get hurt and I told her that I have been doing this for some years now and nothing had happened yet so I am over that fear. She looks me up and down with this look of disgust on her face and says, “no, no, no, no…. that’s not nice, et? What’s your phone number?”
7. Would you describe yourself as more popular abroad than you are at home?
No, I walk through Holland, Copenhagen and once or twice everyday someone will recognise me and say, “You’re Wanlov, right?” Whereas over here, once every thirteen minutes or so, someone will shout, “Ei Kubolor!”
8. How did you feel about losing the Ghana Music Awards best video to Okyeame Kwame’s “Woso” given that your video was more creative?
I forget my emotion at the time. That year I was up for four or five nominations and that was the one I knew I was getting. Instead of paining me, my mind tuned channels to find out the reasoning behind it.
I hear someone say Abraham (Okyeame Kwame) has been doing videos for ten years and never won an award.
The whole thing is 40% public voting and 60% industry. I’m thinking that what happened was compared to ‘Woso’, ‘Kokonsa’ didn’t get any rotation because I don’t pay for my video to be played. So for a video that was playing every 30 minutes or so to one playing once a week or when I was being interviewed, I felt it was a straight-up industry thing. It rewards the money-making more than the artistry side… and I understand it because we are in a commercial environment.
If I did not put enough behind ‘Kokonsa’ I could not expect to be awarded. It’s money before art.
I really admire Okyeame Kwame though as a lyrisist, a business person, a person person… I’ve met him and we’ve hung out once or twice. He’s a hard worker, he’s been in the game long before I came out.
Panji tells me that it takes a genuine artist who is not about being pushed by big money about five to ten years or so to reach the full market potential and really blow up. I’m only in my third year.
9. How do you feel about (fellow Dust cover artist) Mzbel?
Man. The first time I saw Mzbel… I love her song ‘16 years’, her vibe, you know… I was walking to Labadi Beach. I was wearing white supporters – same one you see in the film ‘Coz Ov Moni’ – and she was walking out with a friend.
As she was walking by me, I felt some energy. I felt her vibe but didn’t recognise her. She looks at me with some sexy-ass, strip-me-naked kind of look and says ‘ei Kubolor!’ and she’s staring at my crotch! This was about a year ago. I kind of watched her walk off and as she was walking off I recognised her – her name had been on the tip of my tongue – and watched her. She doesn’t have much of an ass, but she’s got some vibe. She’s a saucy girl.
10. And what about M3nsa?
My God, Mensa is a headache, man. A diva. He doesn’t learn his line. But at the same time, he’s made this film so enjoyable for me to watch because when I do a song, its hard for me to sit down and listen to it. I treat my music and my work like I’m a wicked parent who’s given birth to a child and sacks the child like “go there and work for yourself. Don’t come back here and expect me to tell you how good you are for me to give you what? Go out there and hustle for your own thing”. It’s hard for me to watch ‘Cov Ov Moni’ unless I’m looking at Mensa because he’s so animated. He makes the film jom for me. It comes off on some Laurel and Hardy level, but with lyrics.
My favourite lyric is “I love his style, he gives me gizzard and chicken neck. I feel like Kele when she puts some wele inside the net”. I know all Mensa’s raps from the film. He only knows some of mine. Because he is a FOKN boy. Tell him I said so.
Source: Ghana Music.com