KOFI BOAKYE Yiadom, known in the artistic industry as Kofi B has indicated that his reason for not being heard of last year was just because he did not like the sound given to him by a sound engineer whose name was not given and “truthfully, it was not because of the ‘Azonto’ trend which was everywhere last year but it was about the sound given to me which was too low for my liking.”
Unlike Okyeame Kwame, who was reported to have said that “Azonto killed my music”, he indicated that his fans knows his kind and style of music and did not want to rush to disappoint them and “usually I do all my recordings in Germany so I decided to pile all 8 songs for my 6th album which hopefully will be ready by March this year and as well run an appealing promotion to have my songs take over the airwaves.”
According to him, sitting back to look at the music industry, GH music took a different trend that one needed to be careful with the kind of song to come out with and as well study the kind of music to bring out since “music in Ghana has become very competitive so whether ‘Azonto’ is a music genre or dance move, I believe that every year and its generation has got it own trend of music and also every song has got it dance though it varies.”
Kofi B further indicated that highlife songs are difficult to do if one is not strong and hardhearted because it is full of singing compared to rap which is all about talking and that is what the new musicians are doing nowadays with most of the songs being full of profanity than educating society but “I think this will need the president of Ghanaian musicians to come up with a law that will bring down the rate at profanity is widely going by first of all listening to new songs before they are allowed to be played on various radio and TV stations otherwise everybody will do what pleases him or herself.”
As to what motivated him to feature on 2 sure by Benji, a new kid on the block, he noted that he likes him and he is as well a good singer who can go far in the industry and advised up and coming musicians to be current with the happenings of the day and should sing to educate, entertain, encourage and to help in bringing development to society as well as creating some sort of awareness and also avoid taking hard drugs with the mind set of it to help you sing well.
He has such hit songs as Afia Donkor, Mmobrowa, Koforidua flowers, Yaw Dompre among other to his credit and with a message to his fans, he said “my fans should relax and look forward to great and more soothing songs from me that will touch and calm their heart.”
This was published on January 20, 2012 in The Heritage Newspaper.