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I wasn’t appreciated for my lyrical prowess until I started singing – Kofi Kinaata

Kofi Kinaata, affectionately called the ‘Fante Rap god’ and ‘punchline king’ has revealed why he switched from rap music to singing.

Speaking in a new interview on BTM Afrika, Kofi Kinaata said people did not appreciate the depth of the messages of his rap song.

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“I had very good messages in my rap song, but I realised people didn’t get them till I started singing. That’s when people who started going back to my rap songs found out they carried good messages. I was speaking typical Fante as well (which was even difficult for Twi-speaking people) and what is rap (poetry) if the people can’t understand?” he said.

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He, however, noted that with the singing, people can even move or dance to the rhythms and melodies without understanding the lyrics.”

Watch the full interview below:

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