Kochoko Talks About Change of Name, Sarkodie and New Songs
Hip-Life Artiste known as Kochoko formerly of the defunct group known as "Mobile Boyz" is actively back into music and Loud Sound GH decided to have a word with him.
Music is dynamic and the listener’s preference might not always be same forever. It takes a lot for an artiste to stay relevant and keeping up with the new trend or creating a trend the people will easily accept. When original Hip-Life was the order of the day back then, we had a unique taste of music and the group “Mobile Boyz” which had Kochoko as part, contributed hugely to the culture.
During the Hip-Life transformation, they kept to the trend and introduced some as well. The unfortunate happened and the group dissolved. Going solo was the only option left and that is what happened. Kochoko released a couple of music videos about 5 years ago but wasn’t promoted.
The rapper laid back for a while to keep an eye on the music scene and properly squeeze himself in it. He used that period to record new songs and he is still working on some projects as you read this. Kochoko told Loud Sound GH that, he is finally making a come-back and he has made some changes to his name. His new stage name is AKBAR KOCHOKO also said some changes might come in the future if the need to.
When we asked him what he thinks about the current rap music state in Ghana, he said that, real rap seem to fade away and people are more focused on what to bring money on the table. He also said he is very proud of Sarkodie and called him one of smartest artiste he has ever met.
“You know, it’s a good feeling knowing someone the people of Ghana compared you to, is one of the best the country has now. Sarkodie is a great learner and he takes what he learns from other people and polish it to make it unique. I remember we used to share ideas about rap styles and how to make tongue-twisting more appealing. But Sarkodie has taken the style to a whole new level… I’m very proud of him” -: Akbar Kochoko said…
Akbar Kochoko hinted that he has something coming he calls ‘Low Flex’ featuring and produced by Disaab. The song scheduled for release in just few days and will be exclusive on Loud Sound GH and other major music blogs. Akbar Kochoko urges music lovers to keep their eyes and ears open for the new heat.