Kendrick Lamar reportedly filming documentary film in Ghana – VIBE.com

Kendrick Lamar took the campaign for his new album, Mr. Morale and Big Stepsoverseas, as the rapper was recently spotted in Accra, Ghana, where he is filmed a documentary.

While the doc has yet to be confirmed by Lamar or his team, various media outlets in Ghana broke the news upon his arrival in the West African country, which occurred last week, before Mr. Morale and Big Steps‘ Liberation. Images and clips of the Compton, Calif. native at various locations in Ghana began surfacing on social media as early as last Thursday (May 12), when the ‘Crown’ rapper visited Kozo restaurant the same day. Over the weekend he was seen at Freedom Skate Park and was also captured playing football with children in Jamestown.

On Saturday night (May 14), the rapper hosted a listening party, which was attended by many local Ghanaian artists including Black Sherif, Stonebwoy, Amaarae and Smallgod. In addition, Lamar and Spotify also partnered with local Ghanaian transport companies, which plastered song titles from Mr. Morale and Big Steps on several tro-tro vehicles (minivans and private minibuses used for public transport) in the area.

In light of Lamar’s visit, the President’s Office of Ghanaian Diaspora Affairs wrote a Facebook post noting her presence in the country and the impact she is having in emphasizing “the importance of the arts, culture, music and the global diaspora engaging with Ghana”.

“This visit is significant as we want the Global African & Afro Descendant family to recognize Ghana as the ‘gateway to the ‘motherland’ or ‘black Mecca’ where one can rekindle one’s passions, inspirations and connect with people; where one can launch an album, a book, an exhibition, a culinary experience and much more,” the post read. “To Kendrick Lamar, his beautiful family, his team and his friends, and to our diaspora we say Akwaaba!”

See more photos from Kendrick Lamar’s visit to Accra, Ghana below.