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I chose music over sport because I couldn’t afford football boots – Kofi Kinaataa


Kofi Kinaata, a sensation in highlife, recently revealed the untold story of how he went from a promising football player to a well-known musician.


The information was revealed during an interview on Citi TV's "The Chat," which was hosted by Ekow Koomson. Kofi Kinaata candidly revealed that financial obstacles, particularly the cost of football boots, hampered his football ambitions as he considered his early years as a skilled football player in Takoradi. "Money for boots was the main problem," he said, "but with music, you don't need to buy a microphone before you can sing... You just sing and then you pass it on to the owner."


He turned to music as a result of this accessibility, which influenced his career path. Kofi Kinaata had not yet released his anticipated album or EP, titled "Kofi OO Kofi," despite a decade of success in the music industry that included winning multiple Songwriter of the Year awards at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Kofi Kinaata attributed his decision to finally release the EP to the persistent requests from his fans.


He stated, "I'm here because of the fans, and the fans are the ones pleading with me to release an EP or album." "Since it's a team now and they're on my neck to release an album, I decided to release it for them to stream," he said. “Kofi OO Kofi," which was originally scheduled for release on April 15, has been moved up to either May 3 or May 10.


Meanwhile, Kofi Kinaata's most recent single, "Efiakuma Broken Heart," has already been released, raising anticipation for his forthcoming EP.



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