Kofi Kinaata Talks on How He made it to VGMA

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By Naliaka Kitui

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Ghanaian rapper Kofi Kinaata has opened up on how he receives nominations with his songs at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and other award schemes.
According to Kofi Kinaata, people like him in the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards are simply visitors hence putting all their efforts in the songs they record and intend to win an award or nomination with.
The rapper explained that knockout songs are those that are so good that when released, they become so popular that there is nothing anyone can do about it and according to Kofi Kinaata, those are types of songs he does.
He said, “If we record a song and see that this song is not good enough and someone can put out another song to kill ours, we just won’t go ahead with it. If you look at my songs, ‘Susuka’ was so big at the time and nobody could do anything about it. ‘Steer’ and ‘Things fall apart’ were also done the same way. If you don’t do it like that, you won’t get the nomination or award”.
He also said that if records songs that need lots of airplay to be able to hit later, then according to him, that may never happen since people will not even play them n the first place. This is the reason why he records songs that have the potential to become hit songs even if he drops them in the bin.
According to him, the type of songs he does do not depend on timing to become hit songs, but are good enough that even if someone hears them in the studio when not yet released, they become hits because he makes them to VGMA standard.

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