Martin King Arthur, Ghanaian songwriter, singer and rapper has revealed the reason behind why he left the stage during Castro’s tribute performance at the just ended VGMAs.
At the just-ended 22nd edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), several artists took to the stage to perform songs sang by the missing singer as a tribute for his absence in a long while.
While they gathered the courage to perform, Kofi Kinaata who’s touted as Castro’s protege left the stage and fans wondered why he had to abruptly live the stage while performance was still ongoing.
Kofi Kinaata was performing his ‘Odo Pa’ verse on Castro’s song as part of the ceremony to honour the missing musician and left a moment afterwards.
Explaining why he left in an interview on TV Africa, Kofi Kinaata mentioned that it became a very emotional moment for him after he sang the first verse because he could not continue reminiscing the times he performed with Castro.
“I was going to be very much engaged alongside Kurl Songx and Sarkodie. When I started my verse, usually it is him and I on stage, I didn’t know what was happening so I just got off the stage,” he said
According to Kofi Kinaata, he cried when he got backstage. He explains that Castro was a mentor, a Godfather and a big inspiration for him since he was young.
“He [Castro] is from Effiakuma. Most of the time when we were kids, when we watch tv and see people performing, we feel like they are on TV because they’re from certain areas. They are on TV because they are in Accra. So for me to see Castro from Effiakuma on TV, it was very big,” he said.