Kofi Kinaata paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s Ambassador
Kofi Kinaata, one of Ghana’s beloved musicians who is popularly known for taking on social issues through his music shared with us that his lyrics are inspired by his observations of social trends.
The singer made these remarks when he paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, on Friday, February 7, 2020 in Washington DC.
Speaking to Angeline Addy, Senior Communications Officer at the Embassy, Kinaata shared his passion for reggae music as a young boy growing up. He intimated that reggae music addressed a lot of social issues and was deeply inspired to do same.
“Addressing social issues through contemporary music is not the most popular thing to do as an artist. In fact 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”, the Things Fall Apart hit maker argued.
In December of last year, the artist’s song, Things Fall Apart, became a big hit in Ghana with his lyrical poignancy focusing on religion and morality.
The Ambassador highly commended Kinaata for creating songs that spur critical thinking and pushes for social discourse on pertinent issues.
Asked if he is working on any new releases, the singer confirmed in the affirmative and assured us that the song will address yet another important issue. Those who love his music wait in anticipation of what this new song will address.
Counting the number of people who voiced that they were proud of Kinaata, it became evident by the time he was leaving that, indeed, he was loved.
Keep up the good work and keep making Ghana proud!