A Ghanaian Gospel musician, KODA has passed away

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Sad news: Ghanaian gospel musician KODA has passed away. Pay tribute to his musical legacy.

On April 21, 2024, the gospel music community mourned the loss of a beloved figure, Kofi Owusu Dua Anto, affectionately known as KODA. News of his passing spread quickly, leaving fans and friends alike in shock and sorrow. It was Nii Okai, a close friend and fellow gospel musician, who confirmed the heartbreaking news, urging everyone to remember KODA’s family in their prayers as they grappled with his sudden departure.

While the exact circumstances surrounding KODA’s death remain unclear, there are whispers that he succumbed to an illness he had been battling. At the age of 45, KODA’s untimely passing has left a void in the Ghanaian gospel music scene, where he was revered as a talented singer, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Based in Takoradi, in Ghana’s Western Region, KODA’s impact extended far beyond his hometown, earning him recognition as one of the pioneers of contemporary gospel music in the country.

Throughout his illustrious career, KODA garnered numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the industry. Beyond his own musical endeavors, he was deeply committed to nurturing talent and shaping the sound of others through his work as a music producer. His impressive resume boasted collaborations with renowned artists such as the late Danny Nettey, Ps. Joe Beechem, Nii Okai, Halal Afrika, and Eugene Zuta, among others.

With a discography that spanned three studio albums, two live albums, and two instrumental/jazz albums, KODA’s musical legacy is nothing short of extraordinary. Each of his albums bore witness to his unwavering dedication to spreading the gospel through song, touching the hearts and souls of listeners across Ghana and beyond. Tracks like ‘Nkwaa Abodo’, ‘Nsem Pii’, ‘Adooso’, and ‘Hossana’ became anthems of faith, resonating with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Among his notable works, ‘Keteke’ stood out as his sixth vocal album, a testament to his evolution as an artist and his commitment to pushing the boundaries of gospel music. With each release, KODA’s creativity knew no bounds, as he continued to explore new sounds and lyrical themes that captivated audiences and drew them closer to their faith.

As we reflect on KODA’s life and legacy, it’s clear that his impact on the gospel music landscape will endure for generations to come. His passion for sharing the message of hope, love, and redemption through music touched countless lives, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of hearing his songs.

Though he may no longer be with us in body, KODA’s spirit lives on through the timeless melodies and inspiring lyrics he left behind. As we mourn his passing, let us also celebrate the life of a true musical icon and take solace in the knowledge that his music will continue to uplift and inspire us for years to come.

Source: Myjoyonline, Citinewsroom


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