MadTime records boss, Kwaw Kese has descended heavily on MUSIGA–Musicians Association of Ghana for requesting Ghc10,000 from artistes who want to grace the annual Presidential Grand Ball. In simple put, they should buy a table at the event for Ghc10,000.
According to the communication team of MUSIGA, a single table at the cost Ghc10,000 of which musicians were required to bear the cost each table.
Gallaxy recently complained about top stars snubbing them for features but they seem to have landed a top one with Kofi Kinaata.
The Taadi rapper jumps on ‘My Prayer’, the latest single from the hiplife group.
Top music stars in Ghana do not help up and coming stars when they need their help, music duo Gallaxy have alleged.
The pair claim that if you need the help of an established star for a feature you would have to chase them down for so long and mostly they would toss you continuously and not help out at all.
In every industry, there exist those who pave the way (pioneers) for others to follow and those who join later and become successful. The Ghana music industry is not an exception to that. New talented artists pop up each passing year. Not only are all these artists new. Quite a number of them are just old wines packed in new bottles.
Last year for instance, one of such musicians who climbed the success ladder was Bandana. (I used Bandana because that is the name he used for showbiz when he made his debut appearance). Shatta Wale is a name he acquired as part of his rebranding exercise, which fortunately did the magic for him and shot him to the top last year.
This year is going to be another great year as it has already started on a good note. With new talented artists emerging, we are sure to discover some who will transform our music industry. I did an analysis and I’ve come to a conclusion as to the artists who are going to be the RISING STARS of 2014.
Kofi Kinaata is a Fante rapper who is currently signed on as a member of the High Grade Family. With great punch lines and an artistic approach to rap, he has released songs like “Move”, “Different”, “Obi Ne Ba” among others. Notwithstanding, he was as well featured alongside Baby Jet (Asamoah Gyan) in Castro’s “Odo pa” track which is at present receiving considerable airplay.
As a fast rising upcoming artiste, he calls himself the Flight Lieutenant Kernel Corporal Sergeant Commander Kinaata. He can be referred to as imminent new king of rap. Kofi Kinaata represents the people of Tarkoradi which I must say, he is raising the flag of his people very high.
Even though he received not a single nomination with regards to the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Kinaata continues to make great songs as he is known for. If there is any artiste to watch out for in 2014, Kofi Kinaata should definitely be one of them.
Nana Yaw Kumi is his real name. He enjoys performing his job as a taxi driver, yet music is his greatest passion. He started his music career as a rap artist. Somewhere along the line, he rebranded himself and took upon himself to engage in highlife music. With a unique voice and great stage performance, Kumi is ever ready to take over the Ghanaian music industry.
As it is often said by our musicians that Ghanaians do not buy CDs anymore, one person I would ever want to buy his album for records will be Kumi Guitar. His songs are distinctive, original, and can stand the test of time.