Music Producer, Quophi Okyeame, has rooted for Kofi Kinaata to be nominated in the Gospel Song of the Year category in next year’s VGMA’s.
Okyeame Quophi in a phone-in interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz urged that award schemes should consider nominating rapper Kofi Kinaata’ ‘Things Fall Apart’ in one of the Gospel categories in 2020.
In his assertion, the song is a “marvellous” song that deserves to be put in Gospel Song of the Year category.
“The words that proceed out of his mouth and the effect they have on society are in rhythmic rhyme with the book of life,” he added.
His comments come after Although Creative Arts Council President, Mark Okraku Mantey and Rev Abraham Lamptey began a debate on who a Gospel singer is and what a Gospel song is.
According to Mark Okraku, choosing songs for nominations is purely technical and has nothing to do with the message, whiles Rev Abraham was of the view that the message in a song is critical in determining what a Gospel song is.
Quophi Okyeame was quick to add that the message in ‘Things Fall Apart’ is no different from “when Reverend met a woman who was trying to cross the road, he got down and helped. adding that Kofi Kinaata’s Things Fall Apart deserves to be considered for a Gospel Song regardless of the technicalities.
“if we are talking about awards schemes and categorisation and trying to find the perfect definition of what gospel is then Kofi Kinaata qualifies for that particular song to be nominated as a gospel song,” he said.