Kofi Kinaata Biography
Ghanaian artist and lyricist Martin King Arthur is prominently known as Kofi Kinaata is a young man in his late 20s, brought up in Efiekuma a sub of Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana.
He was naturally introduced to a Christian home with the dad being a minister. He spent practically 50% of his life in Takoradi starting with his fundamental level education to his tertiary training at Takoradi Technical Institute where he studied building and construction.
While growing up he had an enthusiasm for football so he was playing football close by singing to engage his companions. He got into music completely after he injured his leg one day on the field when a companion of his proposed to him to pay attention to music after his leg healed.
Kofi Kinaata Career
He never considers that advice until one day he went on a Kasahara show on Melody FM in Takoradi then he began singing freely. He got himself a few fans so in other not to baffle his fans who were requesting more from him, he began playing on shows for nothing in Takoradi until he got the chance to join High-Grade Family, a record name claimed by Samini one of Ghana’s best artiste.
Kofi Kinaata got his singing ability and voice from his mom who sings well overall and furthermore an excellent singer. His musical journey so far has been extremely productive making him famous among his friends and furthermore winning him the musician of the year on two events. Kofi Kinaata is the sort who wants to keep companions a great deal and consistently connects whenever vital. He’s the sort who communicates his idea through the music he does.
Staying in contact with his fans was the beginning of his show ‘Made in Taadi’. He’s as of now advancing his most recent hit ‘Things Fall Apart’.
Despite the fact that he doesn’t play football as he used to, Kofi Kinaata still likes football and a huge enthusiast of Sekondi Hassacas and Manchester United.
Kofi Kinaata latest songs
What has made Martin King known in all corners of Ghana is his ability to come up with incredible lyrics that perfectly match his rhythm? His rap songs are packed with relevant messages. Kofi knows how to entertain his fans by ensuring that all the words come out clearly and directly to the point. His ability to remain relevant to a subject or topic is probably one of the best things his fans love. Some of his latest songs include the following:
Made in Taadi
In December 2015, he released a song “Made in Taadi” which was a jam for most Fante people due to the link to their famous “Ankos” (Fancy dress and Masqueraders Xmas Carnival) annual festival which happens during Christmas.
Sweetpie is a love song of its kind. The song starts with a great sensation expressing a great kind of love. Although the lyric was done in Fante, fans love the beats to the song. This is a perfect song for a date. It creates the right mood for a romantic setting. Kin Dee is the producer responsible for this great work.
In 2016, he released “Confession” with most people relating the song to “Jesus Take The Wheel”.
An abridged English version of the lyrics to the song has been adopted by the English department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology for a Level 200 semester course (English Literature 263).
The song became Avram Grant’s favorite Ghanaian track as at the time it was released. He told Bola Ray in his last interview before he retired as a Ghana Black Stars Coach.
Kinaata’s “Confession” was used in 2017 as the theme song by the Minority party (NDC) as a tease to the majority in parliament (NPP) to describe the state of the nation.
The Ghana Black Stars also did a “Confession” group dance as a form of celebration anytime a goal was scored, during the AFCON 2017 Tournament.
The song received considerable playtime and moved to the Top 10 in Ghana in 2016. He won the Song Writer of the Year and Best New Artiste of the Year awards at the 2016 edition of the Ghana Music Awards.
Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart, a 2019 release has topped charts across music platforms, including iTunes Ghana Top 100, Audiomack Ghana Top 20, and Boomplay AfroBeats charts for weeks. The song has been widely played, circulated, and shared on both traditional and social media, it has been number 1 on Twitter trends. The song has also been number one on YouTube’s Ghana trends with fellow celebrities giving it rave rating: Asamoah Gyan, Michael Essien, Kwami Sefa Kai, Phillip Osei Bonsu, Sadick Adams, KiDi, Efya, Berla Mundi, Joe Beecham among others.
Kofi Kinaata has done major collaborations with artistes such as; Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Samini, Stonebwoy, Kwesi Arthur, Jayso, Castro, Becca among others. One major collaboration that blew him to the mainstream and limelight was “Odo Pa” by Castro which featured Kinaata and Ghana Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan. The track was a hit all over the continent and won awards locally and internationally. Castro was a god-father and an inspiration to him since he grew up seeing him, and help him with his entry in the industry.
Kofi Kinaata Awards
3 Music Awards
- 2017 – Fan Army of the Year
- 2017 – Hiplife/Hip Hop Act of the Year
- 2020 – Song of the Year
- 2020 – Highlife song of the Year
- 2016 – songwriter of the year
- 2016 – The best new act of the year
- 2017 – high life artiste of the year
- 2017 – highlife song of the year
- 2017 – songwriter of the year
- 2020 – songwriter of the year
- 2020 – popular song of the year
- 2020 – highlife song of the year