Ghanaian Highlife legend Kojo Antwi has revealed that he is very selective about which artistes’ songs he agrees to feature because he has to like and be able to connect with them first.
“I need to like you and study you for a while before accepting to work with you. For instance, with King Promise, I had studied the kind of songs he does and how respectful he was before deciding to jump on his song Bra and it’s the same for Stonebwoy. If I don’t like you, forget about working with me,” he said in an interview with Graphic Showbiz.
“It took me a long time to build this brand and I have to protect it the best way I can. There are so many musicians knocking on my door for collaborations but I need to connect with them before the collaboration happens,” he added.
Kojo Antwi started his music career immediately by playing with the band Boomtalents. Later, he became the front-man of Classique Vibes, formerly known as Classique Handles. Eventually, Kojo went solo. His first solo album, All I Need is You, which was released in 1986, became a chartbuster in Ghana. His music is a blend of Ghanaian highlife, Congolese soukous, Caribbean lovers rock, and African American soul and R&B.