White Attire Prescribed for KODA Funeral

Family and sympathisers of Ghanaian gospel musician, KODA will be mourning the passing of the 45-year-old in September in white apparel, his funeral invitation card states.

Born Kofi Owusu Dua Anto, KODA died on April 21, 2024, after reportedly battling an illness.

Popular for songs including ‘Nkwaa Abodo’, ‘Nsem Pii’, ‘Adooso’ and ‘Hossana’, he is survived by a wife and three children.

His one-week observation took place on May 10, 2024, with his final funeral and burial rites scheduled for September 20, 2024, at the KICC Dominion Centre in Accra after which he will be buried at a private family ceremony on the same day.

The prescribed outfit is white, the invitation card stated.

KODA was a singer, songwriter and music producer. He as well was a sensational multi-instrumentalist, combining his vocal prowess with his seamless flow on the guitar, keyboard and piano.

KODA had four vocal and two gospel jazz albums to his credit. Nyame Beye which is the first and Waye Wie which had hits including “Waye Wie”, “Zion’s Song”, “Poma” and “Amen”.

His third album Black & White includes the tracks “Guide Me O”, “Nkwa Abodoo” and “Obiara Nte Se Wo”, and the controversial “Nsem Pii”.

In 2016, he released an album OXYGEN, featuring the songs “Adooso”, “Yaa Pae” and “Chimo

KODA as a producer worked with several gospel artistes including Nii Okai, Pastor Joseph Gyebi, Danny Nettey, Pastor Joe Beecham, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Pastor Helen Yawson, Yaw Osei-Owusu, Eugene Zuta, Jesse Jenkins, Diana Hamilton and Calvis Hammond.

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