Ghanaian gospel artist, KODA has told Graphic Showbiz in a recent interview that he prefers singing to song production when he’s asked to make a choice between the two.
KODA, real name Kofi Owusu Dua Anto is the owner of KODED Studios based in Takoradi and has over the years worked with artistes like Nii Okai, Joe Mettle, Danny Nettey, Pastor Joe Beecham, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Diana Hamilton, Calvis Hammond among others.
“If I am asked to choose between producing music for other musicians and singing, I would be producing music. The satisfaction in producing different beats for different musicians gives me joy. Sometimes I wonder how I am able to do it for all these number of years,” he told Showbiz on Sunday, July 14.
“For example, I was competing with Diana Hamilton and Joe Mettle for Gospel Song of the Year at the VGMA for productions I worked on but hey I was okay Diana won because the same credit comes to me,” he said.
When Showbiz asked his view on collaborating with secular artists, KODA, who is known for songs like Hosanna, Nkwa Abodoo, Adooso, W’aye Wie, Poma among others, said he was not comfortable with that.
“The direction I want to go with my songs are different from that of a secular artiste so I don’t think I will be comfortable to feature any secular artiste on my song.
“I am someone who is very particular about the message I put on my songs because of where I stand. I am always careful what I put out and this is the reason most people love my songs,” he said.