Kofi Kinaata Biography; Early life, Career, Relationship, Net worth, and Awards
20 November 2020
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By Naliaka Kitui
Real Name: Martin King Arthur
Stage Name: Kofi Kinaata
Occupation: Singer, rapper and songwriter
Date of birth: 5th of April.
Home Town: Affiakuma in the western region of Ghana
Marital Status: Single
Does Kofi Kinaata have any children?
Kofi Kinaata was born Martin King Arthur. He was born and raised in Effiakuma, the western region of Ghana. He later on cleared completed his education at Takoradi Techncal Institute.
How did Kofi Kinaata begin his music career?
After high school in 2009, Kofi Kinaata took part in Melody FM’S Kaschari Battle and actually won for his unique style, rhyme and use of Fante in his music. He has made the use of Fante his signature style; in the sense that he uses African proverbs and progressions in his local dialect, Fante and his music doubles up to educate and entertain his fans. Kinaata is often referred to as the Fante rap god.
Late in 2015, Kofi Kinaata released his debut single ‘Made in Taadi’ which made airwaves around Ghana especially for the Fante people as it resonated with their culture especially during Christmas. The title, Kofi would later carry on creating one of the biggest festivals in Ghana to date.
In 2016, he released the single ‘Confession’. This was used widely from political campaigns to the fans of the Ghana team during the 2017 AFCON. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology literature department had this single translated to English for them to study in one of the units.
In 2019, Kofi Kinaata released his single ‘Things Fall Apart’. This topped various charts in Ghana, the iTunes Ghana charts and stayed being number 1 on Twitter trends for a while.
Kofi Kinaata was signed by Samini and Tony Pun in their label Samini Music/High Grade Family Record Label in 2013. In 2018, his contract came to an end and he did not renew it. He instead went on to be an independent artist.
Kofi Kinaata has collaborated with the biggest artists in Ghana including Sarkodie, Kwesi Arthur, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale and Samini.
Kofi Kinaata Songs 2020
Behind The Scenes
Hold on featured by Opanka
Party featured by Queen Eshun
Oy3 hit featured by Tray Zee
Odo Brassband featured by Owusu Nathaniel
Kofi Kinaata Awards and Nominations
2016 - Fast Rising Artist at the AELA Awards (Nomination)
2016 - New Comer at the AFRIMMA Awards (Nomination)
2016 - Writer of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards (Won)
2016 - Best New Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards (Won)
2016 - Most Popular song in Ghana at the Central Music Awards for Susuka (Won)
2016 - Best New Act at the Ghana Music Awards (Won)
2017 - Best Hiplife Act at the Ghana Music Honors (Won)
2017 - Best Highlife Act at the Ghana Entertainment Awards (Won)
2017 - Artiste of the Year at the Western Music Awards (Won)
2017 - Highlife song of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards (Won)
2017 - Highlife Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards (Won)
2017 - Songwriter of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards (Won)
2018 - Regional Events of the Year at the Ghana Events Awards for the Made in Taadi Concert (Nominated)
2018 - Fan Army of the Year at the 3Music Awards for Team Move (Won)
2018 - Songwriter of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards (Nominated)
2019 - Highlife act of the Quarter at Muse Africa (Won)
2019 - Best Highlife at the 4Syte TV MUsic Video Awards for Adam and Eve (Nominated)
2019 - Best Storyline at the 4Syte TV MUsic Video Awards for Adam and Eve (Nominated)
2019 - Hybrid Song of the Year at the National Gospel Music Awards for Things Fall Apart (Won)
2020 - Song of the Year at the 3Music Awards for Things Fall Apart (Nominated)
2020 - Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards (Nominated)
2020 - Highlife song of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards (Nominated) 2020-Songwriter of the Year Award VGMA21 (WON)
What is Kofi Kinaata’s net worth?
Kofi Kinaata ‘s net worth is estimated to be between $3K - $3.9K, (Popnable.com)