'African gypsy': Ghana meets Romania in Wanlov's music
10 December 2011 Last updated at 02:39 GMT
Wanlov the Kubulor is an activist, environmentalist and rap artist who weaves pidgin English and the Ghanaian language Twi together in his lyrics.
Born in Romania to a Romanian mother and Ghanaian father as Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu, he blends sounds from both countries in his unusual music.
After performing a special acoustic session for the BBC World Service in London, accompanied by Ryan Ansah on guitar, Wanlov described how his life story has shaped his work.