A Self-invented Bike Culture in Accra

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BIKE LORDZ is a short documentary about the self-taught, self-invented bicycle culture among young people (mostly young men), which has been created, refined and passed on to younger contemporaries over time.

The film follows crews of these young bicycle “lordz” as they practice, discuss and hone their craft, perform and try to use their skills to make money, gain recognition, and earn a living on their own terms. See the film trailer here:


Bikelordz : Stunts and Styles from Accra, Ghana from Bikelordz on Vimeo.

Thanks to fellow blogger of A Bombastic Element for first bringing this phenomenon to my attention!