Sankofa, is an African phrase that simply means, "to go back and get it,” to know your past in order to get to your future. Sankofa, Sanko, or Kofa, whatever he’s called he knows “it's still closed minded folks who tell me I'm too country to be so lyrical and too lyrical to be so country".
There are many facets of life that make up Sankofa’s brand of music. Becoming a father when he wasn’t necessarily ready brought a new perspective on what to bring to music. “It’s not enough to be lyrical and have people lost ‘cause you using big words, and it’s not enough to say something that sounds cool with no substance to it. You have to be able to balance out giving people something to think about and learn from and have a good time. That's what I want my daughter to come up on. Edutainment."