I switched to singing because people were not getting my concept – Kofi Kinaata


Arguably Martin “Kofi Kinaata” King Arthur is one of the best rappers in Ghana since he had his breakthrough in the music industry with his viral freestyle rap dubbed “Onnyi Chorus”.

The Fante rapper followed it up with many tongue-twising rap songs but along the line he switched to singing.

Something many music lovers and fans of the rapper wondered what could influence such a decision.

They maintain that, Kofi Kinaata’s rap music is deeper (hard core) and one need to be a smart person to understand it – his poetic knowledge can be compared to none in the Ghanaian music industry and that make them love him more.

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Hence the reason for Andy Dosty to ask him in an interview on Friday on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz.

“People were not getting my concept” Kofi Kinaata gave as reason he now focus much on singing than rapping.

Kinaata indicated that he has rap songs very deep to understand but unfortunately when he released people didn’t pay much attention to.

Asked if rap music was not paying off for him, the rapper who is known for lyrics one would need an Oxford Fante Dictionary (of course there is no such dictionary) to understand the message he wants to put across in his songs said.

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“I believe my strength is my lyrics, I mean what I say, so what do I gain if I do a song and people don’t even get the concept?”

The “Sweetie Pie” crooner added that “People were finding it difficult to decode what I’m saying.”

Known for songs like ‘Play’, ‘Confession’, ‘Susuka’, ‘The Whole Show’, ‘Made In Taadi’, ‘Malafaka’, ‘Last Show’ and many others

Kofi Kinaata also revealed reason now both the young and old can sing along to the rap in his songs.

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“Even though I do the rap I make sure it is very soft for everyone to understand – easy consumption”

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