Ghanaian sensational singer, Kofi Kinaata’s ‘Confession’ will be studied by students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Kofi Kinaata is known to be one of the best lyricists in Ghana. Many referred to him as Mr. sensible, the Takoradi-based musician has indeed proved that he is one of the best in the history of Ghana Music in terms of writing good lyrics.
The decision to study the song in the university was made known by Mr. Peter Arthur, a Linguistic lecturer at the KNUST.
He made his reasons clear by stating that the song contains some universalistic values that could go a long way to teach Ghanaians a great deal about the ups and downs of life.
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“We are not studying Kofi Kinaata as a person but we are studying certain universalistic values and traits that his lyrics in the confession song is portraying. Something that can teach us about our own selves,” he said on Hitz FM.
The lyrics of the song, which tells the story of a drunkard, will be studied as Level 200 Literature material. The song, which was originally composed in Fante, has been translated into English for Literary appreciation.
The Linguistic lecturer stressed that certain personalities, such as Shakespeare, are not studied because of who they were in society but for his outstanding literary works.
‘Confessions’, which was released in December 2016, won Highlife Song of the Year in the 2017 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.