Ghanaian musician Martin King Arthur, better known as Kofi Kinaata, recently expressed his gratitude towards his former boss, Samini, for the significant role he played in shaping his music career. Kofi Kinaata emphasized the instrumental role Samini played in his journey to stardom, while clarifying that he wasn’t discovered by the MOBO Award-winning artist. Reflecting on his early days in the industry, Kofi Kinaata, who hails from Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana, highlighted the pivotal moment when he was signed onto the influential music group, High-Grade Family, when he was still relatively unknown. This opportunity allowed him to associate closely with Samini, a well-established figure in Ghana’s music scene. Kofi Kinaata expressed his appreciation for the support and assistance Samini provided throughout their association. With Samini’s existing fanbase, Kinaata quickly gained recognition and support as he was embraced by Samini’s fans, who became his own fanbase.
Moreover, Samini played a crucial role in exposing Kofi Kinaata to larger platforms and audiences. Kinaata shared a memorable instance when he had the privilege of performing on stage for an event featuring international artist Chris Brown, thanks to Samini’s endorsement. Samini’s generosity in securing performance slots for Kinaata, even for shows where he wasn’t originally scheduled to perform, further propelled Kinaata’s career forward. While Kofi Kinaata acknowledged that he had been actively involved in rap and music since 2008, he credited Samini for pushing him from one stage to another and giving him invaluable exposure in the industry.
Samini’s unwavering support and guidance have played a significant role in shaping Kofi Kinaata’s music career, allowing him to reach new heights in the Ghanaian music industry. Their association not only facilitated Kinaata’s rise to fame but also provided him with a solid foundation upon which he continues to build his success.