Highlife artiste and songwriter, Kofi Kinaata, has stated that if not for the outbreak of Coronavirus that has put the VGMA’s on hold, he would have the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards ‘Artiste of the Year’ by now.
According to Kofi Kinaata, he would have won ‘Artiste of the Year’ and ‘Most Popular Song of the Year’ if not for the coronavirus outbreak that called for the postponement of the show.
He further noted that the opinions of others don’t matter to him since he the strong urge about winning the most coveted prize.
“As for 2019, hands down without sounding arrogant I am by far the artiste of the year and I’m not saying 2020. I did more than any artiste in that year with hit songs, several ambassadorial deals, numerous shows that I performed and on top of all I was adjudged the most influential youth”, he said on Radio Central in Cape Coast.
“This doesn’t mean that if the awards scheme should happen today I would be expecting to win the artiste of the year by hook or crook. I believe I’m the artist of the year in 2019 and anyone’s opinion doesn’t bother me”, he quizzed.
When asked if he’s not afraid of Sarkodie’s monster banger ‘Oofeetso’, the singer said his song crossed more boundaries.
“Oofeetso is a good song and I really respect my senior colleague Sarkodie. But when we say most popular song then it means that song crossed boundaries which I believe my song ‘Things fall apart’ stands tall”
“There is an alcoholic drink called Bailey’s which is very expensive but you can only find it at night clubs. There is another drink called Coca Cola which is not expensive but you can find it at night clubs, churches, mosques and even Saudi Arabia where alcoholic beverages are not sold.
“That’s the horizon that ‘things fall apart’ attained, it was everywhere and that’s what we call the most popular song” he explained.
Kofi Kinaata is out with a new tune titled ‘Behind the Scenes’ released on his birthday April 15.