Born in Trinidad, Kojo Rigault, aka Kojosound, started his singing career with childhood friends he grew up with in his hometown, St Anns. They formed boy band New Creation and went on to appear on Trinidadian TV talent show Party Time. The band became an overnight sensation with its acapella versions of Boys II Men classics like End Of The Road and So Hard To Say Goodbye.
Eventually, the group started writing their own music, and Kojo penned their first single Roll It. The track caught the attention of Eddy Grant, recording their first album at his Blue Wave Studios in Barbados.
Signing to Tattoo Records, and recording their album Spirits of Gold, they became the opening act for Ant and Dec’s UK tour, coinciding with the duo’s final album, The Cult of Ant and Dec.
Their single reached number 4 in the European music video charts and broke into the UK Top 40, winning a best Caribbean R&B group award and scoring a place in Trinidad and Tobago’s history as one of the country’s best-known pop groups, having toured and received international recognition.
Kojo then moved to London, focusing on working his way up in the record industry, initially as an A&R scout for Craig David’s producer, Mark Hill, and his Stoosh Records imprint.
Purely by accident, Kojo was convinced to start singing again after an old demo recording of his landed in the hands of Dee Leng, Head of A&R at Jetstar. Leng encouraged Kojo to start writing again and introduced him to reggae producers to create his new sound – a brilliant mix of R&B, reggae and soca music.
Kojo’s collaboration with hit songwriter Winston Sela (Maxi Priest, Aswad, Barrington Levy, Sean Paul, Bounty Killer, Shabba Ranks) and remixers Dot INC (Shakira, Sean Paul, David Guetta) resulted in “Loved Up”, of one his best R&B/reggae tracks to date, and the first single from his forthcoming album.
Kojo is now using his talent, experience and contacts to move on to the next phase of making hit records and touring.
To arrange an interview or live session with Kojo, receive review or competition copies, or any questions, please contact:
Winston Sela WS@winstonsela.com +(44) 07432 124 420
Kojo Rigault © 2017