Kenta (left) with Stoffe (right) in 1968
|Birth name||Knut Kenneth Gustafsson|
|Also known as||Kenta|
|Born||11 August 1948|
|Died||3 March 2003 (aged 54)|
|Associated acts||Åsa Jinder|
Knut Kenneth Gustafsson (11 August 1948 – 3 March 2003), known as Kenta, was a Swedish musician.
Gustafsson was born in Nacka, Sweden. He grew up in Vällingby, a suburb northwest of Stockholm. Early in his life Kenta had problems with alcohol and drug addictions, which was the subject for the three documentaries by Stefan Jarl known as The Mod Trilogy. He competed in the Swedish qualifying round for The Eurovision Song Contest in 1980 with the song Utan att fråga, finishing sixth place. His biggest hit was Just idag är jag stark a song about feeling strong after struggling with addiction. He was known as a supporter of the Swedish football team Hammarby IF who adopted Just idag är jag stark as their anthem.
- 1993 – Det sociala arvet
- 1979 – Kenta
- 1981 – Kan det va' fel på systemet?
- 1981 – August & Kenta LP
- 2000 – Kenta: Guldkorn 1979-81
- 2003 – På nattlig vandring