Students of the Department for the Study of Religions at the University of Ghana, Legon, might have had the shock of their lives when they sat to write their end of first semester examination. Why? Appearing boldly on their examination paper was a question on Kofi Kinaata’s hit song, ‘Things Fall Apart’.
The students were asked by their examiners, Dr. Cosmas E. Sarbah and Dr. Mrs Ernestina Novie to ‘examine Kofi Kinaata’s questioning of the religious life of the contemporary Ghanaian’.
“In relation to social change, examine Kofi Kinaata’s questioning of the religious life of the contemporary Ghanaian in his song ‘Things Fall Apart’,” the paper read.
The song, ‘Things Fall Apart’ has been a major hit since its release by Kinaata and has been the ‘talk of town’.
The song questions a lot of practices by churches which are not in the best interest of the congregation.
Situations such as: church members contributing to build schools yet, some of these church members cannot afford to take their wards to these very schools they contributed to build because of the high fees charged as well as the doctrines which seem to favor “get rich quick” lifestyles were all questioned by Kinaata amongst a host of others.