One of Sekondi/Takoradi’s leading artists, Kofi Kinaata has urged his fans to put to sleep discussions that sought to compare him to 2012 BET best African art Sarkodie.
The 2015 and 2016 Ghana Music Award’s Best Songwriter revealed that he has always looked up to Sarkodie which makes the comparison a nonstarter.
What made the argument rife was when the 4 times BET Best African Art nominee, Sarkodie failed to feature Kinaata in his dubbed single ‘Trumpet’ – the song saw emerging rap artists in the country showing what they have under their sleeve.
Samini, who heads Kinaata’s affiliated record label High Grade Family posited that Kinaata will soon take the reins of rap in Ghana.
“For now Kofi Kinaata is the next big thing in Ghana. He will be better than Sarkodie. I can bet on that because he is from my camp,” Samini said during an interview on Radio Universe.
But according to the graduate of one of Ghana’s foremost technical schools, Takoradi Technical Institute, Kinaata opined that the argument is none and void, claiming Sarkodie is someone he has always looked up to.
“I do Fante rap,” he said. He was asked again “What about the Akan language. Are you better than Sark?”
He replied: “I respect Sarkodie. Sark is way, way up there. I looked up to Sark. I follow his steps. A comparison shouldn’t exist.”
He, however, believes he has the best lyrics currently on the Ghanaian music landscape. He is current out with his latest single dubbed ‘Last Show’ which is receiving some airplay.
The song which he says is a message to himself insinuates that no person will reign forever in whatever field. Kinaata has promised to release three more tracks before the end of this year.