By Jeffrey Curtis Dyson
“There is something unique about Kofi Kinaata, simply because he doesn’t follow the trend”, commends Ghanaian highlife musician, actress and talent show judge, Paulina Oduro about Kofi Kinaata staying true to his unique style without following trends.
Paulina Oduro made this remark in an interview with HotGistGhana.Com Jeffrey Curtis Dyson at the backstage at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
In a chat with HotGistGhana.Com at the back stage of the 24th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which was held on the 6th May, 2023 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) in the Grand Arena.
“I have always said elsewhere that Ghanaians in general are one way. It’s like we got a habit of copying if something is a hit. Kofi Kinaata is very different, that’s why I love him; and its not because we are from the same place, Takoradi; or because his Fanti and mine are similar”
Tempted to chose from Stonebwoy, Sarkordie and Shatta Wale, the three seemingly topmost artistes amongst the young who also have the biggest following, Paulina would prefer to deviate: “I would pick Kofi Kinaata even though he is not part of your options.
“Kofi has brought something that nobody can touch. Personally, I would wish other young people will follow suit,” she said.
“He is not one of the road kinda guy. Kofi is actually very spiritual. You should listen to his lyrics, and melodies. I have other young people I love but this particular boy has love for humans. He is educative, he doesn’t pretend. He says it as it is, I love you Kofi,” she concluded.
Paulina Oduro’s singing profession became commercial in the 1980s when she was introduced to soca and reggae music by musicians and bands she played including David Rudder and Arrow.
She was part of the Casanova reggae band in 1982 which released the single Loving You This Way within a period of six months. Oduro went solo in 1999 launching her album, Woman Power.
She is credited with songs such as Akwaakwan and Let Me Be Me.