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A lawyer issues a strong warning to celebrity impersonators

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A lawyer issues a strong warning to celebrity impersonators

A Ghanaian lawyer has spoken out about the current influx of celebrity impersonators in the entertainment industry.

Lawyer Bobby Banson revealed on Joy Showbiz A to Z that these men, who pose as musicians because they resemble some of Ghana’s A-list celebrities, can be sued.

He went on to say that the law can deal with these men who pose as the artists they resemble if the artists can show that they have lost money or that their reputations are being ruined as a result of them.

Social media has been flooded with videos of Medikal, Black Sherif, King Promise, Mr Drew, Kuami Eugene, and Fameye lookalikes.

These men who resemble these musicians have revealed that they intend to work full-time as impersonators of the musicians.

However, lawyer Banson maintained that these people can be sued, especially if they perform the artists’ music and accept money in their names.

“I think you can look at the unfair competition act that allows somebody to sue another person when the other is taking advantage of his reputation to make undue economic gains. An artiste can use the common law of passing off to make the argument that these so-called lookalikes are taking advantage of his reputation and intellectual property to deceive his followers and because of that, he has lost X or Y amount of money” he added.

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KODA’s family breaks silence over his demise

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"As we grapple with the shock and grief of this loss, we humbly request privacy during this profoundly challenging time to heal and mourn as a family," a family statement read in part. The acclaimed musician passed away on April 21, 2024, following a brief illness. KODA, 45, leaves behind a wife. Meanwhile, the family has stated that details on his memorial and burial arrangements would be provided soon.

The family of gospel artist Kofi Owusu Dua-Anto, also known as KODA, has officially announced his death.

In these trying times, the family has asked for privacy as they grieve their beloved son and come to grips with his unexpected death.

“KODA’s abrupt passing has left us heartbroken and grieved, and we are grateful for the outpouring of love and support from colleagues, friends, fans, and loved ones.

“As we grapple with the shock and grief of this loss, we humbly request privacy during this profoundly challenging time to heal and mourn as a family,” a family statement read in part.

The acclaimed musician passed away on April 21, 2024, following a brief illness.

KODA, 45, leaves behind a wife.

Meanwhile, the family has stated that details on his memorial and burial arrangements will be provided soon.

Below is the statement

In loving memory of Kofi Owusu Dua-Anto (KODA).

The Dua-Anto Family, Ewurama Dua-Anto, the Osae and Dankwa Families, and ALL of the Allied Families sincerely announce the tragic death of their son, brother, nephew, and husband, Kofi Owusu Dua-Anto (KODA), on Sunday, April 21, 2024, following a brief illness.

The abrupt loss of KODA has left us heartbroken and grieved, and we are grateful for the outpouring of love and support from colleagues, friends, fans, and loved ones.

As we grapple with the shock and grief of this loss, we humbly request privacy during this profoundly challenging time to heal and mourn as a family.

We kindly invite you to visit www.kodasmemorial.com which will be accessible shortly with information on his memorial and funeral arrangements.

KODA’s legacy will endure, resonating throughout eternity.

“Blessed are those who die in the LORD from henceforth: Yea, saith the SPIRIT, that they may rest from their Labours, and their Works do follow them.” (Revelation 14:13). AMEN

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More celebs come up about their fight with G6PD insufficiency following KODA’s death

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G6PD deficiency is a disorder in which the body lacks or does not produce enough G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase), an enzyme required for red blood cell activity. Karen recounted her personal experience, revealing that she found her G6PD Deficiency after a thorough lab test when pregnant with her son six years ago. Tests subsequently revealed that she had passed on the illness to her kid.

Following the death of gospel artist KODA, more celebrities have stepped out to discuss their experiences with G6PD Deficiency, shining awareness on the obstacles that people with this illness endure.

Cynthia Tima Yeboah, often known as Tima Kumkum, a presenter and businesswoman, and Karen Kash Kane have spoken openly about their personal experiences with the illness.

Prior to his death, KODA revealed that he had been given improper medicine for eight months since physicians failed to diagnose his G6PD Deficiency, resulting in a worsening in his health.

G6PD deficiency is a disorder in which the body lacks or does not produce enough G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase), an enzyme required for red blood cell activity.

Karen recounted her personal experience, revealing that she found her G6PD Deficiency after a thorough lab test when pregnant with her son six years ago.

Tests subsequently revealed that she had passed on the illness to her kid.

Karen emphasised the measures she takes to manage the disease, which include avoiding malaria medicines and sulfur-containing goods like naphthalene balls.

Tima Kumkum also discussed her own experiences with G6PD Deficiency.

She emphasised the gravity of her experience, claiming that it nearly killed her, which inspired her to form her charity to raise awareness about the ailment.

The duo plan to increase their campaigning for the disease in order to save more lives.

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Ghanaian Gospel musician KODA reportedly dead

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KODA, a multi-talented performer noted for his songwriting, record production, and soulful voice, was a popular figure in Ghana's gospel scene. His most recent album, "Keteke," which debuted in January 2021, was a critical and financial triumph. He is recognised for his contagious energy and the lessons of optimism and resilience that his music conveys. The family expects to disclose further information about the reason of his sickness and funeral plans soon.

KODA, a popular gospel artist, has allegedly died.

A family source revealed to GhanaWeekend that Kofi Owusu Dua Anto, as he was born, died on Sunday morning after a brief illness.

KODA, a multi-talented performer noted for his songwriting, record production, and soulful voice, was a popular figure in Ghana’s gospel scene.


His most recent album, “Keteke,” which debuted in January 2021, was a critical and financial triumph. He is recognised for his contagious energy and the lessons of optimism and resilience that his music conveys.

The family expects to disclose further information about the reason of his sickness and funeral plans soon.

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