Awurama video not porn; Part 2 will be crazier says Lord Paper

BY: Elorm Kojo Ntumy
Lord Paper
Lord Paper

After setting social media ablaze and provoking harsh criticisms of his sexually explicit music video titled, Awurama, Michael Takyi-Frimpong, popularly known as Lord Paper, has asked the public to expect a jaw-dropping part two of the video which he said would be “even crazier” than the much-talked-about first. 

Awurama was released last Wednesday via social media and immediately sparked a frenzy across the country. The music video, which was subsequently banned from YouTube, features Lord Paper in the studio fantasising about making love to his loved one, with accompanying raunchy visuals that gave practical expression to the suggestive lyrics.

The video left little to the imagination, capturing the entry into Lord Paper’s room by Awurama (a model named Nana Yaa or Vonita Pearl Darko sporting dreadlocks), who was welcomed by his host. In the video, the two went lovey-dovey as artiste began stripping off her clothes, brassiere and underpants amidst kissing and smooching, and moments later the couple were butt naked engaged in perhaps the most raunchy act of lovemaking captured in a music video by a Ghanaian.

Soon after its release, the video went viral on social media, touching some raw nerves with some sensitive Ghanaians finding it as distasteful and labeling it as porn disguised as music video.


In an interview with Showbiz, Lord Paper said despite the criticism and public uproar, he had planned releasing a sequel to the video, adding that this would surpass the scenes depicted in Awurama. 

He, however, said the Awurama video was shot with a clear conscience and he never had any intention of deliberately trying to court controversy in search for fame. 

“Nothing about this was planned. It was simply a video that was shot for a particular song and the video depicts exactly what was in the song. If I truly expected this video to blow up like it did, I would have done everything to take advantage of it. I did not even active social media accounts at the time I released the video. If I had any indication this video would get this much attention, I would have set these up prior to the release,” he said.

Lord Paper added that although he was surprised at both the positive and negative reactions the video had generated, he appreciated the two opposing view points. 

“Everyone has their opinion about the video and I completely understand. Some think it’s too explicit, but some also understand that this is nothing more than a work of art. As an artiste, my style is to depict what I sing about. I have another single, Sika Duro and in that video, I depict exactly what people go through for money rituals and that is a similar concept to Awurama,” he said.

Lord Paper said he did not shoot the video for general public consumption but did so exclusively for an adult audience. “The video is age restricted so on all platforms you have to be 18 and above to view it. I have received some positive reviews from countries like Germany, and I heard it was even played on a network there.”

Lord Paper said he had been doing music since 2010 but he initially had difficulty breaking through even after investing considerable resources, as a result of which he went on a short hiatus to South Africa to work and make some money. 

“The established artistes in Ghana are usually reluctant to offer help to the up-and-coming ones. This makes it difficult for many up-and-coming artistes to stay in the industry,” he said.