Kofi Kinaata’s ‘Things Fall Apart’ to be studied by KNUST students

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Things Fall Apart, the viral song of Takoradi-based musician, Martin King Arthur popularly known as Kofi Kinaata has been adopted to be studied by level 200 students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

In a social media post sighted by EducationWeb, Voice of KNUST said the Hiplife artiste’s song ‘Things Fall Apart’ has been authorised by Management of the Kumasi-based Science and Technology University for literature students.

Sung in Fante dialect by the former high-grade member, a purported Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) document shared by the Voice of KNUST on Twitter has the song translated to English.

The document noted that the popular song ‘Things Fall Apart’ released in 2019 has been authorised by the Management of the university to be studied by level 200s for the first semester in the 2021/2022 academic year.

According to the KNUST Voice, Authorities of the Kwame Nkrumah Technology university selected the ‘Kramo sofo song’ because of the literary devices and lyrical arrangements of stanzas set up in the Things Fall Apart melody.

This is the third time in six years the English Department at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has used a body of work from Kofi Kinaata as part of course materials for its prospective students.

In 2016, the hit song ‘Susuka’ was recommended, two years later in 2018, another banger ‘Confession’ was a course material and four years later in 2022, ‘Things Fall Apart’ the 2019 hit has been selected to be studied this year.

“Within the past 6 years, the English Department of KNUST have authorized 3 of Kofi Songs to their students which are proven to be best of literary works,” the Voice of the Science and Tech said on the microblogging platform, Twitter.