Funeral Arrangements Announced for Gospel Icon KODA

Written by: Kay Rico

The final funeral rites for the esteemed Gospel icon Augustine Kofi Owusu Dua Anto, popularly known as KODA, are scheduled to take place on June 5, 2024, at the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) located on Spintex Road in Accra. This announcement was made during the One-Week observance ceremony held in Takoradi, where a multitude of mourners, including fellow Ghanaian music luminaries like Pastor Joe Beecham and Uncle Ato, gathered to honor the memory of the late singer.

When Did Koda Pass Away?

Gospel musician KODA

KODA, who passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2024, was a prolific Gospel singer known for producing several chart-topping hits that have become staples in the Ghanaian music industry. Some of his notable songs include ‘Hossana,’ ‘Nsempii,’ ‘Nkwa Abodoo,’ ‘Yapai,’ and ‘Adorso,’ which have solidified his place as a revered figure in Gospel music circles.

The One-Week observance ceremony in Takoradi was marked by heartfelt tributes from friends, family, and fans, highlighting the impact KODA had on both the music scene and the lives of those who knew him. The gathering also served as a time for reflection on his legacy, characterized by uplifting and spiritually enriching music that resonated with audiences across generations.

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As preparations continue for the final funeral rites at KICC, the music community and fans alike are expected to turn out in large numbers to pay their respects and celebrate the life of this extraordinary Gospel icon. The event promises to be a fitting tribute to KODA’s contributions to Gospel music in Ghana and beyond.

For more updates and details regarding the funeral arrangements and related events, interested parties are encouraged to stay tuned to official announcements from the family and organizing committee.

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