Ghanaian highlife singer, Kofi Kinaata has stated that but for the coronavirus pandemic, he deserves to win “Artiste of the Year” and “Most Popular Song of the year” at the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
According to the “Things Fall Apart” hitmaker, the year under review, 2019, was a good year for him, hence he deserves to be crowned as such.
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Kofi Kinaata was speaking in an interview with Amansan Krakye on Radio Central in Cape Coast when he made this assertion.
“As for 2019, hands down, without sounding arrogant I am by far the artist 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.
“This doesn’t mean that if the awards scheme should happen today I would be expecting to win the artist 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 stated.
When asked by the host if his ‘Things Fall Apart’ song could compete with Sarkodie’s anthem ‘Oofeetso’ he said:
“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 are 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.
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“That’s the horizon that ‘things fall apart’ attained, it was everywhere and that’s what we call the most popular song” he added.
The 21st Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, which was slated for Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 at the Grand Arena, AICC, has been brought to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.