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I had no money to buy boots

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Highlife star Kofi Kinaata has revealed a surprising reason behind his career change: from professional footballer to musician.

Kofi Kinaata, a talented footballer in his early years at Efiekuma in Takoradi, admitted to “The conversation”, an entertainment show hosted by Ekow Koomson CitiTV that the provision of football boots was a major hurdle in pursuing a career in the widely loved sport.

“Money for boots was the biggest problem… but in music you don’t have to buy a microphone before you can sing… You just sing and pass it on to the owner.”

This accessibility to music, compared to the financial constraints of football, played an important role in shaping the path of ‘the ‘Susuka’ crooner.

Despite enjoying a decade-long career in music and winning the prestigious Songwriter of the Year award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards three times, Kofi Kinaata has yet to release his album or EP called “Kofi OO Kofi” not released.

On why he decided to release an EP, Kofi Kinaata said, “I’m here because of the fans and the fans are the ones who harass me to release an EP or album. Because it’s a team now and they’re on my neck to release an album. I decided to release it so they could stream it”

“Kofi OO Kofi” was supposed to be released on April 15th but has been moved to May 3rd or 10th and is currently out with his new single “Efiakuma Broken Heart”.

Watch the video below