Ghanaian-American hip-hop artist and filmmaker, Blitz the Ambassador, has been crowned with the grand prize for The Best Narrative Feature at Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt for his feature film, ‘The Burial of Kojo’.
‘The Burial of Kojo’ was shot in Ghana, produced by Blitz the Ambassador a.k.a Samuel Bazawule and Ama K. Abrebese and concerns the tumultuous relationship between two brothers, Kojo and Kwabena.
He recently released a soundtrack for the award-winning feature film titled, ‘Fire’, which featured Ghanaian rap talent, Akan.
The song, produced by Optiks, serves as the official soundtrack for the movie, ‘The Burial of Kojo’, a 2018 movie which was premiered for the first time at the Urbanworld Film Festival 2018.
The movie will soon be on giant online streaming website, Netflix, from March 31st, following the purchase of distribution rights by Array- A film distribution company.
The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is organized by Independent Shabab Foundation (ISF)- an NGO and the idea of the writer, Sayed Fouad as the African films are almost not screened in Egypt.
It has been organized with such grand caliber and high standards by a non-profit entity since mid-2010 resulting in numerous partnerships ranging from the Ministry of Culture in Egypt to International networks.