Award-winning songwriter and Highlife artist, Kofi Kinaata has declared that he wants to leave a legacy through music.
Kofi Kinaata discussed his recent win at the EMY Awards Africa hosted at the Grand Arena of the Accra International conference center in an interview with Daily Graphic.
Kofi Kinaata was named “Man of the Year Music,” which has significant meaning for him. He sees his victory as a significant achievement.
“Winning Man of the Year Music at the EMY Africa Awards is a big deal considering the fact that the scheme is not a music award. It honors great achievers and to be part of these huge personalities is such a big deal for me. It honors great achievers and to be part of these huge personalities is such a big deal for me. It means I am doing something good”, the rapper said.
Kofi Kinaata continued by saying that the honor he earned has pushed him to work harder and not to take his work for granted.
Kofi Kinaata revealed that his childhood passion was to play football, but he is now happy that he is pursuing music instead and making every effort to create high-quality songs.
“I just don’t release songs because I want to but because I want my works to make that impact and I am glad I have been able to do so till now. I am very grateful that both the young and the old enjoy my songs.
“When coming out with a song, I always want to touch on a topic. For instance with Confession, I was only trying to raise awareness of the consequences of drunk driving but it turned out to be one of the biggest songs in Ghana and beyond.
“I don’t release songs with the expectation that they will be a hit but they all turn out to be successful. When you check the kind of songs I do, they shouldn’t even be hit songs because they are not danceable ones but to my surprise, they always top the charts” he added.
“I don’t believe in creating controversial stuff to hype a song even though I am not against it, I prefer to rather do a quality song and let it do the talking for me.