The Burial of Kojo (Ghana: 2018)


Sam Blitz Bazawule

Cast list

Ama K. Abebrese…Narrator

Joe Addo...Detective Koomson

Henry Adofo...Apalu

Kobina Amissah-Sam...Kwabena

Brian Angels...Sergeant Asare

Cynthia Dankwa...Esi

Edward Dankwa…Young Kwabena

Mamley Djangmah...Ama

Anima Misa...Nana

Zalfa Odonkor...Adwoa

Joseph Otsiman...Kojo



Written by: Sam Blitz Bazawule

Produced by: Ama K. Abebrese and Sam Blitz Bazawule/ Jesse Williams (executive producer)

Cinematography by: Michael Fernandez


This film tells the story of protagonist, Esi through her relationships spanning from childhood and on with her father, Kojo, and her uncle, Kwabena. The base of the film is centered around Kojo’s disappearance on a mining expedition, which results in Esi’s magical journey to rescue her father.



Alisha Acquaye, 'The Burial of Kojo' is a Tale of Two Brothers, a Blessed Child and Spiritual Destination,” okayafrica. (online article).

Citi News Room, The Burial of Kojo Review: Blitz Bazawule Impresses In His Directorial Debut, Modern Ghana. (online film review).

Tambay Obenson, How ‘The Burial of Kojo’ Is Giving a Boost to an Unsteady Ghanaian Film Industry, IndieWire. (online article).

Academic articles: 

Video Film and African Social Reality: A Consideration of Nigeria-Ghana Block of West Africa by Osakue Stevenson Omoera. Journal of Human Ecology, Vol. 25, No. 3, (2009), pp. 193-199

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