Martin King Arthur, better known by his stage name Kofi Kinaata, has praised his former employer Samini for the part he played in his musical career while admitting that the award-winning MOBO Artiste wasn’t responsible for his discovery as a musician.
Kofi Kinaata recently expressed his sincere thanks for the enormous impact Samini had on his rise to fame in an interview on #UrbanBlend with Blakk Rasta on 3FM.
Kofi Kinaata, who is from Takoradi in the Western Region, reflected on his early career and singled out the crucial moment when he joined the High-Grade Family, a well-known music group, at a time when he was still relatively unknown.
Kinaata had the honor of traveling with Samini, a well-known name in the Ghanaian music scene, at this time.
“The discovery term, I don’t get it, but Samini has been really helpful to my career,” Kinaata shared.
The affiliation helped Kinaata gain popularity and support quickly thanks to Samini’s already-existing fan base. Kinaata’s fan base grew rapidly as Samini’s supporters warmed to him.
“I got signed unto the High-grade family when no one knew me. It was Samini that they knew so me tagging along with Samini, his fans became automatically my fans,” he explained
Additionally, Samini was essential in bringing Kofi Kinaata to bigger audiences and platforms.
The ‘EffiaKuma love’ cronner recalled a special day when he had the chance to play on stage at a noteworthy event involving worldwide singer Chris Brown. Samini’s support allowed Kinaata’s talent to be seen by a larger public, thus advancing his career.
“What Samini did for me was give me a lot of exposure,” Kinaata explained. The acclaimed artist went above and beyond to secure performance slots for Kinaata, even for shows where he wasn’t originally scheduled to perform.
As a result of Samini’s kindness and encouragement, Kinaata was able to advance his career in the music industry and achieve new heights.
“When Chris Brown came to Ghana, I was now in Accra, Samini brought me to the stage to perform 4 or 5 minutes. Shows I wasn’t billed to perform even though he got me to perform. Samini gave me a lot of exposure,” he disclosed
Kofi Kinaata made it apparent that he had been actively interested in rap and music since 2008 while acknowledging the significant influence Samini had in his path.
“But he didn’t really discover me. I was doing rap and music way back in 2008 but he pushed me from one stage to the other,” he concluded.
However, Samini’s consistent support and direction helped him go from one stage to the next, enhancing his presence and laying the groundwork for his success in the future.