I spoke to a young and upcoming singer from Staten Island, Kofi Black. I asked him, What have you been up to? Kofi spoke with excitement and then stated… Well, lately I have been producing new and old artists and among those artists is Ryan Leslie.
Kofi, is a native of Staten Island. Staten Island is where he was born and raised. He is a church going child of GOD and he is not afraid of saying it. He said, I know where I got my humble start. It was from GOD, During his career as a young entrepreneur, Kofi became a father of a beautiful daughter who is now six years old. Her name is Taylor Aryana Afia Brifu. Kofi said… She’s the light and the inspiration of my life.
Further into my interview with Kofi, he stated that he always knew I wanted to become a singer. My desire to sing started in the first grade. I sang in church and when I wasn’t in church I pursued my career as a singer in the outside world.
KB then stated; right now, I am working with the artist Ghostface Killah. I have also been doing production tours and I’m still finding time to work on my own personal projects. Im a busy man, and I am not complaining.
I have a new single coming out called.. Summer Love. It’s not a love song. This song is more like a summer fling. The song is based on… “Two strangers meeting. We like each other but, we know the relationship is not going to last long. After summer is over, we both go back to the one’s we love.” It’s coming out this summer.
I then asked KB, What are your expectations in life? He stated; My expectation in life is to be influential. I know I am not perfect. I am not ashamed to say, I have a relationship with God. I consider it to be a gift to be able to love GOD. Before I leave this planet, I will make sure, with GODS will, to take care of my child.. Aryana. . Everything else will fall into place. When I leave this planet, people would be able to tell my child, your father lived his dream. And he made sure your dreams would be fulfilled too. I want to be that type of parent to say… go for your dreams. I went after mine and lived it to the fullest. My daughter is the one thing in my life that keeps me going. One day, your going to turn on your TV and see me on your big screen. I am working hard towards my dreams and they are coming true. I give many thanks to you…. GOD; Many thanks to the team I’m working with, who are working hard for me. Because of my hard work, I have a household name. Just turn on your television and you will see.
I then asked KB; Who inspires you the most? He answered.. Wow! I would like to say first, GOD. GOD is my biggest inspiration in life. Then, it is my younger brother Bernard. He inspires me. . He believes in me. He is my secret ingredient. His character is phenomenal. If there is something wrong he would say, “Kofi, that’s not it! Try again.” So as far as who inspires me the most? GOD and then, it has to go to my brother