Undoubtedly a name that cannot be ruled out in the annals of Ghanaian music and with prior focus on Dancehall and Reggae, is Rexford Kojo Amoah; Shatta Rako aka Kojo Legend as known by his stage name was born to Mr Charles Amoah and Ms. Mercy Mensah on 12th November 1979 in a village called Agona Mankrong in the Central Region.
Identifying his interest in music at a tender age as a chorister, the dream to pursue music gained much prominence over everything else in Adisadel College where he represented his class during most indoor and outdoor events. He was then convinced to join the Adisadel College School Choir where he polished his singing skill with finesse till he Left in 1997.
Although playing along songs of other artists, the real zeal to record his first professional song was in 2002 together with his KNUST, College of Art 2003 mate Chris Attoh, followed by other collaborations with another Wanlov da Kubolor, his Adisadel College 1999 group mate.
After cutting his tertiary education on KNUST short for unforeseen reasons and travelling to the UK, he returned in 2005 to release his first single titled Nfoni produced by Okyeame Quophi which became an instant hit song as his unique style of singing interspersed with a vocal credence could easily make him out. He then gained recognition as the only artiste doing original dancehall in Ghana at the time after Veterans like Root Eye, Yoggi Doggy and Sonni Balli.
Releasing hit singles thereof, Shatta Rako aka Kojo Legend has on several occasions been referred to as the “FINEST” and an epitome of originality. Remixing and bringing back to life most of the Ghanaian high life songs like Abrante Amakye Dede’s “ODO HO AKYERE NO” and Marriots International Band’s “WOSISI ANANSE” amongst others in his own unique way, many have tipped him as the present and future of Ghanaian music in an era where music has really lost its worth.
Aside major collaborations with veterans like Jewel Ackah, Pat Thomas , Amarh Pino, Kofi B, Mr RootEye, Okyeame Quophi, Daasebre Dwamena and Fiifi Selah, the Original Shatta of GH Reggae and Dancehall also has classic tunes with Kofi Nti, Ramzy, Raquel, Stone, Bredren B, Cabum and countless young underground acts.
“NFONI” , “REDEFINED” AND “KLASSIK REMIXES” are the three solid albums Shatta Rako aka Kojo Legend has to is credit amongst hit singles “RUDEBOUY LOVE” “ROLL CALL” “GYAL INA MI DP”
Currently working on the release of his fourth album “TAKE OVER” slated for next year 2016, Shatta Rako aka Kojo Legend is set to take the Ghanaian music by storm.