Ghanaian Superstar Martin King Arthur popularly known as Kofi Kinaata is a musician and songwriter from Takoradi. He is noted for his Fante rap and freestyle and therefore known as the Fante Rap God (FRG). Apart from his rap prowess, he has grown into a very good singer taking the highlife genre by storm.
Kofi Kinaata was born on the 15th of April 1990 and raised in Effiakuma, a residential town in the Western Region of Ghana. He attended Nana Brempong Yaw School and completed his secondary education at the Takoradi Technical Institute
Just after High school, Kofi Kinaata participated in the Melody FM (Kasahari) rap competition and emerged as the second runner-up in 2009. He released his first single “Obi Ne Ba” in 2011.
He is noted for his lyrical dexterity in terms of unique rhyme schemes and humorous Fante rap style. With a touch of traditional African proverbs in his local language to entertain and educate. In February 2020, he won the Hybrid song of the year at the Ghana National Gospel Music Awards 2019. Kofi Kinaata has also won songwriter of the year in the Ghana Music Awards for three consecutive times.
In December 2015, he released a song “Made in Taadi” which was a jam for most Fante people due to the link to their famous “Ankos” (Fancy dress and Masqueraders Xmas Carnival) annual festival which happens during Christmas.
Kofi Kinaata was made a brand ambassador of Good Day Energy Drink on Thursday, June 24, at Lesfam in Madina, Accra. In May 2021, he was unveiled together with Diana Hamilton as the Brand Ambassadors of Enterprise Life. He is also a Goodwill ambassador for the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Ghanaian Superstar Martin King Arthur (Photos: Kofi Kinaata)