Multiple award-winning Ghanaian musician, Martin King Arthur known globally as Kofi Kinaata has revealed what inspires the kind of music he does and has said reggae music influences his kind of music.
He made this revelation in an interview with Accra based Joy Fm over the weekend.
Kofi Kinaata has won awards in Ghana with his hit songs ‘confession’, ‘susuka’, among many others, all inspirational music which seeks to tell a deep story about life. his recent hit song. ‘Things fall apart’ is currently making waves and has been tipped to win multiple awards this year for its deep message which focuses on the church of today.
Opening up on why a young musician of his caliber chooses to do music the way he does his, he told host George Quaye that he grew up listening to conscious reggae music and loves it because of it’s deep messages.
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He added that he decide to fuse those traces in his music so he can also tell stories with his music. “I’ve been a fan of reggae music for a very long time and I’ve realised that they don’t do reggae music just for doing sake. Every content has a topic the music is teaching. It shouldn’t be just for the fan of it”.
Kinaata further said he believes every good music should educate, advise, entertain as well as have the capacity to make you sad if it has to.