Ghanaian songwriter, Kofi Kinaata, has shared his opinion on whether he’ll ever consider sharing airtime to his fans for them to do a voting session in order for him to win an award when he’s nominated.
The multiple award winner, Kofi Kinaata in an interview with Amansan Krakye on Radio Central in Cape Coast said,
“Giving or sharing airtime to your fans to vote in awards won’t let you know your true fans. Then why not are you using the airtime to vote for yourself instead? It defies logic and it won’t let you know your support base.
“What’s the essence of having fans? When you get the nomination for awards, it’s the fans who vote with their own airtime to prove their support for you.
“As for the fans we do a lot of things for them aside entertainment. We do things that are necessary.
“We don’t only ensure their happiness during sad moments but the songs we do also provide a lot of emotional support for them.
“But sometimes when you don’t put physical money into a black man’s pocket he doesn’t remember what you’ve done for them.
“Personally I don’t like doing something for people just for someone to applaud me or for the camera’s sake”.
Some popular Ghanaian artistes like Stonebwoy, Fameye and Kofi Mole have all revealed sometime ago, how they organized voting sessions by sharing free airtime to aid their fans to vote for them in order to win awards.
by: Amansan Krakye