afropunk premiere: the debut episode of ghanaian soulstress jojo abot’s new video series – ‘fyfya woto (the narrative pt1)’

August 13, 2015

Today we’re premiering the first chapter of Jojo Abot’s new video series, ‘The Narrative”. She tells us that it’s “a series of videos with various themes designed to explore the story of FYFYA WOTO [her latest EP] as well as explore the social, religious and moral themes that resonate throughout the record leading up to her ultimate sacrifice.” Abot adds: “Before the production of a record, for me, there existed the character, the pain, the history, the injustice and ultimately the narrative. I believe whether fictional or not, It is up to us as Africans to tell our own narrative. To take back the power and retell our past with confidence, dignity and pride. Acknowledging all the emotions it brings up and using that passion to fuel a positive revolution. This first Episode comes as an introduction to the elements of my culture I enjoy the most, storytelling, music and dance. The Ewes are very spiritual and communicate through music and movement. With ‘Aim Straight’ being such a powerful track in terms of lyrics and sound, i wanted to lead off with that even though it is ultimately a track not on the FYFA WOTO record (produced by DJ IAMKOFI , A Ghanaian musical genius based in London)”. Watch below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor



I’m a woman scorned you see
Something tells me I’ve been played
I’m a spirit torched you see
never can display
I’m the rock that’s buried deep only getting sparklier
I’m the ghost you cannot chase 
Only getting closer
If you aim to kill a bird
Aim straight or you might miss


Concept by Jojo Abot
Directed by Jojo Abot
Cinematography by Ako Kurnosenko
Edited by Jojo Abot & Ako Kurnosenko
Produced by Gold Coast Art House