Exploring ‘For Times We Lost’ with Cina Soul

by Abigail Agbottah

Exploring ‘For Times We Lost’ with Cina Soul. In the heart of Jamestown, Accra, echoes the soulful melodies of Cina Soul, a talented singer-songwriter whose rich cultural heritage and musical prowess resound through her latest EP, “For Times We Lost,” released in 2021. Through a blend of Afro-soul, R&B, and Afrobeats, Cina Soul crafts a mesmerizing musical tapestry that connects with listeners on a profound level. 

Exploring "For Times We Lost" with Cina  Soul

Hailing from the Ga tribe of Ghana and raised in Kokomlemle, Cina Soul pays homage to her roots while embracing contemporary influences in her music. Although her songs bear traces of Western music, Cina ensures to infuse her culture, beliefs, and African craft into each composition, resulting in an authentic and compelling sound. Through heartfelt lyrics and soul-stirring melodies, she captivates audiences with her sincerity and authenticity.

Nominated for “EP of the Year ” at the esteemed 3Music Awards in 2022 “For Times We Lost,” opens with a heartfelt exploration of love, resilience, and cultural pride, showcasing Cina’s soulful vocals and powerful lyrics. Join me as I delve into the depths of each track, unravelling the emotions and stories behind this captivating EP. From the enchanting melodies of “Falling” to the empowering rhythms of “Jamestown,” prepare to be captivated by the timeless beauty of Cina Soul’s music.


In “Falling,” Cina Soul takes listeners on a journey of love and devotion. Produced by Nii Quaye, this enchanting track seamlessly blends English and Ga languages, creating a captivating fusion of soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics. With its infectious rhythm and affirming chorus of “falling for you all over again,” the song serves as a beautiful ode to the enduring power of love.


“Spattention,” produced by GuiltyBeatz, delves into the complexities of romantic relationships. Cina Soul’s soulful vocals explore the nuances of disagreement and longing, highlighting the importance of communication and understanding. Against a backdrop of rhythmic beats and melodic instrumentation, the song evokes a sense of introspection and emotional depth.


“OMG” produced by Guilty Beatz, captures the singer’s unwavering resolute amidst the face of infatuation. Despite being captivated by her lover’s appearance, she remains steadfast in her determination to resist becoming consumed by false attraction. With lyrics like “I wanna get you out of my head like,” the song beautifully portrays her inner struggle to maintain her independence, serving as a powerful anthem of self-awareness and empowerment. Cina’s soulful voice soars over the pulsating beats, inspiring audiences to embrace their inner strength and overcome life’s challenges.

Feelings (feat. KiDi)

“Feelings” featuring Lynx Entertainment’s ‘Golden Boy’ KiDi, marks the debut single of the year 2021 for the Cina Soul. Against a backdrop of lush instrumentation and tender melodies, Cina and KiDi trade verses, conveying their feelings for each other with sincerity and passion. Their collaboration, evident in previous works like “Say You Love Me” and “Baddo,” continues to evolve with each release. Directed by Prince Dovlo, the music video beautifully complements the song’s narrative, offering viewers a visual feast of emotion. Produced by Datbeatgod and KiDi, “Feelings” serves as the lead single on Cina Soul’s 5-track EP, “For Times We Lost.”


In the EP’s closing track, “Jamestown,” Cina Soul celebrates her ancestral roots with pride and reverence. Produced by Nii Quaye, the song is a tribute to the vibrant culture of Jamestown, inviting listeners to experience the joy and togetherness of this historic neighbourhood. 

“Jamestown” stands out as a personal favourite, showcasing Cina Soul’s pride in her Ga heritage and her ability to infuse her music with cultural richness. With its energetic rhythm and spirited vibe, the track leaves listeners feeling uplifted and inspired.

While it’s unfortunate that the track doesn’t have a music video to visually showcase its beauty, the imagery and emotion conveyed through Cina’s music are enough to transport listeners to the vibrant streets of Jamestown.

In conclusion, “For Times We Lost” is more than just an Extended play—it’s a testament to Cina Soul’s artistry, cultural pride, and musical brilliance. Through her soulful vocals and heartfelt lyrics, she invites listeners on a captivating journey through love, resilience, and the beauty of her Ghanaian heritage.

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