- Rapper Kofi Kinaata says he will continue to address social issues his songs
- According to the 'Things Fall Apart' hitmaker added that he is more concerned about making relevant music that will stand the test of time than songs that will disappear within a year.
- He added that though people who do songs that talk about societal issues risk losing their fans he conditioned his mind to continue writing and producing more of such songs
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Award-winning rapper Kofi Kinaata has stated that though musicians who address social issues with their songs tend to lose most of their fans, he will continue to address social issues with his songs.
Kofi Kinaata said this when he visited Ghana's Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwah at the Ghanaian Embassy in Washington DC on Friday, 7 February 2020.
He added that he is more concerned about making relevant music that will last the test of time than songs that will disappear within a year.
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“Addressing social issues through contemporary music is not the most popular thing to do as an artist. You risk losing fans who want to dance and enjoy. But I have resolved to do it because it comes from a deep place in my heart,” he stated.
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Kofi Kinaata, who was commended by the diplomate on the great role he has played through his music to help shape the behavior of society, said he draws he draws inspiration for his songs from social trends and by listening to reggae songs.
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Born Kofi King Arthur, the rapper and singer is one of the most celebrated musicians in Ghana and is also known for his ability to speak about societal virtues and vices through his songs.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Kofi Kinaata had stated that he does not associate himself with Christianity or any other religion.
Kofi Kinaata disclosed that though he believes in God he does not see himself as a Christian because the religion is man-made.
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In an interview on Joy FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh, the 'Things Fall Apart' hitmaker said he does not believe in religion because it is man-made, but he believes there is a most-high God who created the universe.
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"God is not a Christian. God is not a religion, we humans brought religion,” the 'Time No Dey' singer said. Kofi Kinaata sees no reason why he should associate himself with something man-made when he can go directly to God.
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