Ko-Jo Cue Talks Hiatus & Return With GQ South Africa

Ko-Jo Cue Talks Hiatus & Return With GQ South Africa
Ko-Jo Cue

In the realm of Ghanaian music, certain names stand out when it comes to classic projects, and Ko-Jo Cue, born Linford Kennedy Amankwaa, is undeniably one of them. Renowned for his lyrical prowess and musical genius, Ko-Jo Cue made a significant mark with his 2019 album, FOR MY BROTHERS. However, attributing his artistry solely to this album would be an oversight.


Those familiar with Ko-Jo's journey from his early days emphasize that he is more than just the creator of FOR MY BROTHERS. Over the years, he has emerged as a prominent figure in the rap scene, earning recognition not only in Ghana but across Africa.



His skills in lyricism, storytelling, delivery, and flow are unparalleled, placing him among the elite few. After gaining widespread acclaim, Ko-Jo took a hiatus, only to return with a bang, surprising fans and the entire music community.


In a recent conversation with GQ, Ko-Jo Cue shared insights into his break, life post- FOR MY BROTHERS, and his latest project, I'M BACK.



Ko-Jo Cue's FOR MY BROTHERS received overwhelming praise, with fans expressing their deep connection to the album's narratives. Reflecting on the reception, Ko-Jo expressed his initial disbelief, considering it mere hype. However, as personal stories poured in from strangers, he realized the profound impact of his creation.


Fast forward to 2021, Ko-Jo dropped 21 MEMORY LANE, a project distinct from FOR MY BROTHERS, featuring great collaborations. The decision to switch gears was deliberate, offering fans an appetizer before his next major endeavor.


Amidst growing fame, Ko-Jo Cue took a hiatus from music. Rumors circulated that he quit due to the pressure stemming from FOR MY BROTHERS. In response, Ko-Jo explained that during this period, he wasn't concerned about public opinions as he was dealing with real-life challenges.



In a surprising turn of events, Ko-Jo Cue returned to the scene, featuring on DJ Carcious's song and later making a grand reentry with a freestyle, a BET cypher appearance, and the announcement of his new project, I'M BACK. The decision to return was guided by his renewed love for music.



The album, I'M BACK, is themed around Michael Jordan's comeback, fittingly in 2023, known as Jordan's year. Drawing inspiration from basketball, the project encapsulates the essence of Jordan's return from his first retirement.


Featuring a star-studded lineup, including Bigg Homie Flee, Kay Ara, Kweku Smoke, and others, Ko-Jo Cue explained that song dynamics dictate his choice of collaborators. Each artiste was carefully selected to complement the essence of the track.



Ko-Jo Cue's knack for impactful intros and outros shines through in MAC TONTOH and HAPPY ENDING. MAC TONTOH pays homage to industry pioneers, acknowledging their contributions. HAPPY ENDING delves into a personal memory of untimely loss, transforming into a poignant song.



As Ko-Jo Cue looks ahead, he emphasizes being more intentional, self-aware, and experienced. The forthcoming chapter promises elevated music and continued growth.


Ko-Jo Cue encourages artistes to follow their artistic spirit, irrespective of trends. He believes that if rap were to give way to another art form, it should serve the current generation as rap has served him.



When asked about his personal favorites from the album, Ko-Jo Cue highlights MAC TONTOH, CEDI KASA, AND HAPPY ENDING, with a special mention of OKAY OKAY for its reunion with Peewezel and the wavy vibes of 32.


In essence, Ko-Jo Cue's return is not just a comeback; it's a proclamation of renewed passion, intentionality, and a promise of more compelling music. The future holds the evolution of an artiste who has not only weathered challenges but has emerged stronger and more determined than ever. Ko-Jo Cue is back, and his journey continues to captivate and inspire.


Credits : Nana Kojo Mula

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