Something nice’ hitmaker and award-winning songwriter, Martin King Arthur popularly known as Kofi Kinaata has disclosed that most musicians don’t compose songs with the intention of winning awards with it at all cost.
“I’m not sure and I don’t think that any artistes puts it behind their mind that I’m doing this particular song to go and win an award with it. As for the song you do and you enjoy yourself with it and it’s purposely for the fans but the awards are just the icing on the cake,” he remarked.
Responding to whether failing to win the VGMA Artiste of the year award last year has made him loose interest in award schemes in Ghana, Kofi Kinaata said sometimes it is worthy to add his voice to that of his fans when they complain of unfairness or bias.
“Sometimes the reason why the fans do complain about these awards is that everyone sees clearly that it’s supposed to go for this person but they end up giving it to another person. Proverbially it is said that if the royals do not fight, the slave will end up running away,” he said.
He added “So when they complain and you the artiste sits aloof as if you’re not concerned it’s like they do so in vain. So sometimes when the fans complain about such things it’s worthy for you the artiste to add your voice so they’ll feel they’re fighting a worthy cause.”
Kofi Kinaata who hails from Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana told host Amansan Krakye on the Kastle Drive Time show that awards are good for motivational purposes but cautioned his fellow artistes not to feel aggrieved and upset if it doesn’t go their way.
“So the awards are good we appreciate it and it makes the competition interesting but I know I wasn’t the only one nominated. Other artistes also got nomination and they also expect to win it so all those in the category when given massive votes can equally win,” he remarked.
He concluded “If it goes the other way and you don’t win you’ve got to work hard and don’t get so angry and upset about it.”