A new soundtrack off ‘The Burial of Kojo’ movie by Blitz the Ambassador has been released.
Titled ‘FIRE,’ it features rapper Akan, and sees the two acts take turns to share stories about poverty forcing brothers to engage in illegal mining on a Optiks-produced hip hop beat.
The movie will debut on Netflix on March 31, 2019.
It tells the story of a man trapped in a mine shaft by his vengeful brother while his wife and a troubled detective race against time to find him.
The 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival Best Narrative Feature winner stars Ama K Abebrese, Anima Misa, Henry Adofo, Joseph Otsiman, Mamley Djangmah, Joe Addo, Cynthia Dankwa and Kobina Amissah-Sam.
Listen to song below.
The drama was acquired by independent distribution company, ARRAY owned by award-winning filmmaker, Ava DuVernay.
“I wanted to distribute this film from the minute I heard @BlitzAmbassador was making it. My dream came true. Proud to announce the 22nd release from @ArrayNow. The gorgeous Ghanaian gem THE BURIAL OF KOJO. Hitting Netflix and local screens March 31. Can’t wait for folks to see!”reads the tweet by DuVernay announcing the deal.
The company acquired distribution rights for the film in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
“Through his fantastic film, director Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule weaves African mythology and socio-political issues into a stunning tapestry punctuated by both drama and dreams,” says ARRAY’s Vice President Tilane Jones. “We are proud to present the gorgeous Ghanaian film, The Burial of Kojo, as our 22nd ARRAY acquisition.”
The Burial of Kojo deal was negotiated by Samuel Wilson of Salzano, Jackson & Lampert, LLP for the Ghanaian filmmaker.