BETWEEN 2004 and 2008, some of the hottest names on the music scene were artistes, Ofori Amponsah, Kofi Nti and Barosky.
Although they were not a group, the three of them unofficially known as The Camp collaborated on great tunes such as Rakia, Atweetan, Odo Ndwom, Kwame Ko, Emmanuella, Puduo and Broken Heart which delighted Ghanaians.
After a while that partnership seemed to come apart; there were reports about infighting over money among other issues which led to them going their separate ways.
In August 2006, Barosky threatened legal action against Ofori Amponsah for cheating and breach of contract.
Barosky is said to have told Joy FM that he was not expecting anything less than 250 million cedis from his work with Ofori Amponsah and his manager.
Then Ofori Amponsah decided to become a man of God, Kofi Nti tried to stay relevant but couldn’t sustain it and Barosky just disappeared from the scene. Now, Kofi Nti says the three of them are coming back like never before.
“We were all affected because things were not fine among the three of us and gradually we had to go our separate ways. We have settled our differences and we are ready to take Ghana by storm. We have done it before and we can do it again,” he told Showbiz last Tuesday.
He explained that they decided to come back together after requests from their fans who kept sending messages asking them when they were releasing something together.
“I miss how Ghanaians enjoyed our songs and after the three of us met we have decided to try something new. I trust that all the songs we will be releasing would be loved by Ghanaians.
“We have done very powerful songs such as Search Odo and Yaa Akyia and I know Ghanaians are going to love them. We know what Ghanaians want and we will give them just that,” he said.
Kofi Nti explained that he had been engaged in a number of businesses in his long absence but had been following happenings in the industry and for him, some of the lyrics by the new crop of musicians were nothing to write home about.
“I always say that we shouldn’t sing for the pleasure of it but send a very powerful message across in our songs.
"The lyrics in some of the songs I hear lately are very bad; although the likes of Daddy Lumba and A.B Crentsil used some profanity in their songs, it was not as obvious as what we hear today.”
“However, the likes of Bless, Kuami Eugene and KiDi are doing fantastic and I want to use this opportunity to ‘big them up,’” he said.
Another thing Kofi Nti is not happy about has to do with DJs always waiting for musicians to grease their palms before they play their songs.
“I want to use this opportunity to plead with DJs to give high consideration to musicians, especially the up and coming ones.
"Some of these young musicians do good music but their songs never see the light of day because they don’t have money to push it.”
Kofi Nti says he is planning to release an album featuring Bless, Samini and KK Fosu by the end of the year.
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