Martin King Arthur, who goes by the stage name Kofi Kinaata, praised his former boss Samini for what he did for his music career, but he also said that the award-winning MOBO Artiste wasn’t the one who put him on the map as a singer.
In a recent talk on 3FM’s #UrbanBlend with Blakk Rasta, Kofi Kinaata thanked Samini for the huge role he played in his rise to fame.
Kofi Kinaata, who is from Takoradi in the Western Region, thought back on his early career and pointed out how important it was that he joined the well-known music group High-Grade Family when he was still relatively unknown.
During this time, Kinaata got to hang out with Samini, who was already well-known in the Ghanaian music scene.
Kinaata said, “I don’t know what “discovery” means, but Samini has been great for my career.”
With Samini’s already-established fan group, Kinaata was able to quickly become known and gain support. As Samini’s fans started to like Kinaata, Kinaata’s own fan group started to grow quickly.
“I joined the High-grade family before anyone knew who I was. Because they knew Samini, his fans automatically became my friends when I go with him,” he said.
Samini was also very important in bringing Kofi Kinaata to bigger stages and crowds.
The ‘EffiaKuma Love’ singer talked about a special time when he got to perform on stage at a big event where international artist Chris Brown was also there. Kinaata’s talent was shown to a wider audience because Samini supported him. This helped his business even more.
“What Samini did for me was give me a lot of exposure,” Kinaata said. Even for shows where Kinaata wasn’t supposed to perform, the well-known singer went above and beyond to get him a spot on the bill.