THE WEST SIDE LEGACY: KOFI KINAATA TAKES CENTER STAGE

  • 2019-11-06

Ghana’s West Coast is not only famous for oil… it’s also the home for some of the country’s fine emcees. Before there were the likes of TH4Kwagees, then, Castro ruled until he was swept away by the sea. Now we have Kofi Kinaata. Kofi Kinaata has superb storytelling abilities. Metaphorically, he’s a lethal weapon. Ever since he dropped “Made In Taadi”, and featured on Castro’s “Odo Pa”, the rapper has been on a run for gold. He is noted for his lyrical dexterity in terms of unique rhyme schemes and humorous Fante rap style interlaced with traditional African proverbs to entertain and educate morally.

With the release of his monster hit, “Confession”, Kofi Kinaata gained household popularity nationwide. That track made pierced the educational system when it was featured in the course program, Poems for English Literature at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.  Other enjoyable joints include, “Susuka”, “Single & Free” and “Time No Dey”. He won the Song Writer of the Year and Best New Artiste of the Year awards at the 2016 edition of the Ghana Music Awards. He also received an award at the Ghana Music Awards UK.

Without a doubt, Kofi Kinaata is amongst the finest musicians in the Ghanaian music industry. Interestingly, his songs always have English titles, but its lyrical content is primarily in local Ghanaian lingo, songs “Never Again”, “Adam & Eve” and recent release “Things Fall Apart”, ranks top in our favorite playlist. Strong-willed and determined, Kinaata believes what matters is not the first, but the last chapter of your life which shows how well you ran the race, no matter what, he would survive the test of time. And truly, he seems to be on the road to glory as one of Ghana’s brilliant lyricists.