Kofi Kinaata unfazed by death prophecies

My career success is by hard work and not sheer luck – Kofi Kinaata

Ghanaian musician Kofi Kinaata has debunked claims that his success in the music industry was solely due to his connections with legends Castro and Samini. In an interview on Accra 100.5 FM’s midmorning program Ayekoo Ayekoo with Nana Romeo, Kinaata made it clear that while having connections may open doors, it is talent and hard work that ultimately determine success.

Using the analogy of helping a relative secure a job interview, Kinaata explained that connections may provide opportunities, but it is up to the individual to prove themselves through hard work and determination. He acknowledged that working with Samini and Castro did give him some advantages, but pointed out that many others in similar positions did not achieve the same level of success.

“It’s not just about the opportunities you are given, but what you do with them,” Kinaata emphasized. “Castro collaborated with other artists besides me, and Samini has worked with many artists as well. Your success in the industry depends on your own talents and determination.”

Kinaata’s career milestones include his collaboration with Castro on the hit song “Odo Pa” in 2014 and his subsequent independence as an artist in 2018 after five years with Samini’s High-Grade Family. Since his breakout single “Susuka” in 2015, he has continued to make waves in the industry, releasing his first seven-track EP titled “Kofi oo Kofi” on May 10, 2024, which pays tribute to his mother, Auntie Ama.