Ghanaian gospel singer and songwriter, Kofi Owusu Duah Antoh, known in Showbiz circles as KODA has stated categorically that he does not do awards.
The multi instrumentalist explained that beyond certain personal reasons, he does not enjoy competing against his ‘friends’. For him, competition does little in bringing out the best in him.
Citing biblical Cain and Abel, the Takoradi based singer illustrated that competition led to Cain murdering his brother Abel. “… God did not necessarily say He didn’t like Cain’s sacrifice but Cain mishandled it and killed his brother “.
He added that he could not for instance fathom being in a category with the likes of Amy Newman, Joe Becham or Rev. Charlie Sam; persons who inspired and mentored his craft. The singer who doubles as a record producer was answering questions on Western Music Awards, where he has refused to file nominations since its inception.
Though he wouldn’t mind receiving honorary awards, he explains that he feels wierd having to compete for honors. Pressed on whether he will never be part of any award scheme, he responded “… I don’t see myself doing that. There’s a French proverb that says ‘Never say Never ‘, but I pray I never do that “.
KODA made these revelations while on Takoradi’s Connect F.M entertainment review show, responding to questions from host, Nana Osei Asare.
By: Ato Kwamina Otoo