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KODA Biography: Age, Net Worth Family Education, Wife, Children, Height, Gospel Music Career, Albums and Cause Of Death 2024

KODA Biography: Age, Net Worth Family Education, Wife, Children, Height, Gospel Music Career, Albums and Cause Of Death 2024
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KODA, Augustine Kofi Owusu Dua Anto born on December 15, 1978, and passed away on April 21, 2024, was a renowned gospel singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Takoradi, Ghana.

KODA Wiki Bio 
Birth name Augustine Kofi Owusu Dua Anto
Born 15 December 1978
Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
Died 21 April 2024 (aged 45)
Genres
  • Gospel
  • urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • music producer
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • keyboards
  • guitar
Years active 2010–2024
Labels Elks Musik

Early Life and Education 

KODA’s passion for musical instruments blossomed at a young age. At 10, his mother enrolled him in a music class, where he honed his guitar skills.

During his time at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), he took on the role of mass choir director.

Additionally, he served as the music director and instrumentalist for various groups including the “Music Wing of Baptist Students Union”, “KNUST’s Simply Jazz Crew”, and “God’s Instruments”.

KODA was also a key member of “Da Project”, a renowned Ghanaian contemporary gospel group.

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Following his university studies, he collaborated on the production of the acclaimed album, Awurade Ei, for KNUST’s “God’s Instruments” at KODED studios in Takoradi, Ghana.

The album achieved widespread acclaim, featuring popular tracks like “Awurade Ei” (“Se Woma Wonsa Soa”), “Tumi”, and “Onyame Ye D’awase”.

Music Career 

KODA’s work on Nii Okai’s Moko Be and Gye W’ayeyi albums significantly boosted his reputation as a producer.

He collaborated with various gospel artists both in and outside of Ghana, such as Nii Okai, “Pastor Joseph Gyebi”, Danny Nettey, Pastor Joe Beecham, “Daughters of Glorious Jesus”, “Joyful Way Inc.”, Pastor Helen Yawson, Yaw Osei-Owusu, “Ike Nanor”, Eugene Zuta, Jesse Jenkins, Diana Hamilton, and Calvis Hammond, among others.

Together with his friends in Takoradi, KODA formed The Anointed music group, which has been instrumental in supporting numerous gospel ministries locally and internationally.

Version 1: KODA has released four vocal and two gospel jazz albums. His first album, “Nyame Beye,” and the second album, “Waye Wie,” featured popular tracks like “Waye Wie,” ‘Zion’s song,’ “Poma,” ‘Amen,’ and more. The third album, “Black & White,” included hits such as ‘Guide Me O,’ “Nkwa Abodoo,” “Obiara Nte Se Wo,” and the controversial single, “Nsem Pii.”

In 2016, he launched the album “OXYGEN,” which showcased songs like “Adooso,” “Yaa Pae,” and “Chimo.” His latest vocal album, “Keteke,” was released in 2021.

Additionally, KODA has shared his musical expertise through two instructional DVDs on bass and lead guitar, as well as three live DVDs of his major concerts: ‘KODA live 2008,’ ‘Black and White live 2013,’ and ‘Oxygen Live 2016.’

Personal life and death

KODA was married to Ewurama Dua Anto, who also sings. They had three children (two sons and a daughter). KODA died on 21 April 2024, aged 45, following a brief illness.

Discography

Albums

Title Album details
Nyame Beye (God’ll do it)
  • Release year: 2006
Waye Wie (He’s done it)
  • Release year: 2008
My Passion – Christian Jazz
  • Release year: 2008
Joy – Christian Jazz
  • Release year: 2008
Black & White
  • Release year: 2013
Oxygen
  • Release year: 2016
Hosanna
  • Release year: 2018
Keteke
  • Release year: 2021

Major Singles

  • Nkwaa Abodoo featuring Nacy
  • Nsem Pii
  • Adooso

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient / Nominated work Result  
2015 Ghana Music Awards Record of the Year Nkwaa Abodoo Won  
2014 Africa Gospel Music Awards Producer of the Year Himself Won
2013 Christian Community Music Awards Song with a Cause Nsem Pii Nominated  
2012 Africa Gospel Music Awards Producer of the Year Himself Nominated

Net Worth 

KODA net worth is not disclose publicly.


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