Life with Kojo

KAYA FM  |  Podcast , ±41 min episodes every 1 week, 3 days  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
The world is full of blurry grey areas where things are not always what they seem. Life is not clear-cut. Life cannot be neatly packaged and squeezed into a box. Life is cacophony. It is contradictory, paradoxical and, sometimes, downright confusing. And that’s what makes it beautiful – the questions, the journey to understanding and finding answers that make sense to us.

Life With Kojo Baffoe reflects all of the above and more. It navigates the nooks and crannies of every aspect of life from the frivolous to the serious. It is a manifestation of the random things that go through Kojo Baffoe’s mind and the people and stories behind those thoughts. It is about being naturally curious, engaged and interested.

Life With Kojo Baffoe is conversations, and laughter, and sadness, and construction, and joy, and pain, and hope, and an overwhelmingly optimistic view of the future. It is the balance between past and present.

It is a talk show. It is a video series. It is a podcast. It is stories told across platforms because we cannot be boxed anymore.

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Life With Kojo Baffoe | TAHIR JAOUI & Michel Casavecchia of D'usse Cognac

D’USSÉ® Cognac is masterfully crafted at the prestigious Château de Cognac, one of the oldest cognac houses in France. It has a 200-year legacy in blending some of the world’s finest spirits. The Château’s proximity to the River Charente results in two climates within its walls: a humid cellar that results in fruity, floral notes, and a dry cellar that brings out the woody, spicy flavors of the cognac. Blending the two eaux-de-vie results in the boldness of character in D’USSÉ® Cognac.

Life With Kojo Baffoe | Shiva Amiri | Playground (Workplace Strategy

Shiva Amri founder of Playground chats to Kojo about workplace strategy and change management. Playground supports clients through different phases according to where they are and where they want to be in the near or far future.

“Change” – this is about workplace strategy; creating spaces that are conducive to the wellbeing of employees and adopting new ways of work, as well as implementing the change management process so that people don’t revert back to the old ways.

“Shift” – this is about enhancing people’s interaction and awareness at workplace in order to achieve higher resilience and coherence leading to creation of a human centred workplace.

“Evolve” – This is about rewriting the future of work.

Life With Kojo Baffoe | Luvuyo Madasa | Reimagine SA

about The time has come for an African revival forged on political redress, emotional healing and inclusive economic growth. It is time for an action-driven generation to Reimagine South Africa and recognise that democracy was not the end, it was just the beginning. Luvuyo Madasa Executive Director of Reimagine SA chats to Kojo about the Reimagine SA initiative.

Life With Kojo Baffoe | Dwelle | Artist Focus

Gardner was raised on the west side of Detroit in a musical family. He played piano from the age of six, later taking up trumpet, bass and guitar.He was deeply affected by the fatal shooting of his father outside his home when he was age ten, later stating "I learned to put my emotions into music; it was my therapy."He cites Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Roy Ayers, Miles Davis, and Freddie Hubbard as favorite artists, and took inspiration from hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, becoming an MC, and working with Slum Village.
Gardner recorded a demo in his bedroom, called, The Rize, and sold it out of the trunk of his car.He had about 100 copies, which sold out within a week. He caught the ears of local heroes Slum Village and more specifically their world-renowned producer J Dilla.Slum Village invited Dwele to sing the hook of the song "Tainted" for their album Trinity (Past, Present and Future). It became an instant classic and led to more high-profile work with rapper Bahamadia, the all-star group Lucy Pearl and London's New Sector Movement. Dwele signed to Virgin Records in 2003, and the label released his debut album, Subject, which mixed neo soul and hip hop.

Life With Kojo Baffoe | Bryn Micheal Cox | Artist Focus

Bryan-Michael Cox (born December 1, 1977) is an American record producer and songwriter who is notable for his extensive work with multiple platinum-selling artists including Usher, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Toni Braxton.[1] Among his most notable productions are "Be Without You" for Mary J. Blige, "Burn", "Confessions Part II" and "U Got It Bad" for Usher, and "Shake It Off", "I Stay In Love" and "You Don't Know What To Do" for Mariah Carey.

Cox also attained a Guinness World Record for the longest consecutive period of chart success (after spending over five years on the Billboard chart continuously), breaking the record previously held by The Beatles. After growing up in Houston, Texas (where Cox was good friends at high school with Beyoncé, often producing records for the members of Destiny's Child before they signed with Columbia Records), Cox relocated to Atlanta to pursue his professional music career and soon established a close working relationship with his frequent production partner Jermaine Dupri.

During his career Cox has been responsible for over 100 million album sales,[2] 35 number one hits, and 12 Grammy Award nominations (including 9 wins). Cox is widely regarded as one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful songwriters and producers in the history of contemporary R&B. In 2009, Cox was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to music.

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