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My songs can be used to preach – Kofi Kinaata

Kofi Kinaata clarifies issues during an interview

Martin King Arthur, popularly known in showbiz circles as Kofi Kinaata, has aired out thoughts on various issues and personalities within Ghana’s music industry.

In an interview with Kweku Bee Abrante, the “Fante Rap god” made it clear that personally, he had several favorites among the up and coming MC’s in the music circles from the Western Region

They included names such as Macka Dunga, Shock Naidea, Nemesis, Loso, Hyndu More, Bobo Dada Bee, Don Kweli, Maflouce Gee, Amg Evergreen and singer Ayma Wendy.

“I have many but everyone knows rappers from the Western Region are always exceptional because everyone critiques your songs before it goes out and so you cannot produce a bad song.

Speaking to why he decided to do circular song even when his father is a pastor, he said his songs carries messages that can even be preached as sermon in Churches.

“When my father listened to my “Susuka” he was very proud of me”

Dwelling more on his songs, he had this to say when he was questioned on whether he paid or compensated Rashida for the use of her popular term “Malafaka” in his song.

“Big up to Rashida is enough to thank Rashida” money cant pay for that hype I gave her in the song, generations will still come and hear Rashida’s name in the song”.

Kofi Kinaata continued, “Rashida doesn’t own the term ‘Malafaka’ but only made it popular so he could have still used the term without acknowledging her but he rather decided to big her up in the song as a way of thanking her.

Giving the motive for the song, Malafaka he said the term is to do away with any negative mentality one associates to you.

Furthermore, he opined that most promising music talents die off because they lack money to promote their music.

According to him, in the era of technology, it takes funds to promote music both online and offline and this has been a major hindrance.

“Now it’s about having money to promote your songs and hyping it on social media while the real talents get nowhere because of lack of funds to push their songs,” he said

He added that “If I were a listener, I would probably have been tired of listening to songs sounding the same, and this is because most musicians are not creative.

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Emmanuel Ghansah, Ghana Music

Singer, Songwriter, scriptwriter, blogger, lover of the creative arts, brands and communications expert.

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