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Gyedu-Blay Ambolley apologises after losing a defamation lawsuit filed by Okyeame Kwame

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Gyedu-Blay Ambolley apologises after losing a defamation lawsuit filed by Okyeame Kwame

Ghanaian veteran, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley according to sources has lost a defamation lawsuit launched against him by colleague musician Okyeame Kwame.

The dispute, which was resolved through an arbitration procedure and eventually recognised by the courts as a consent decision on March 23, 2023, forced Ambolley to give a public apology retracting his defamatory remarks against Kwame.

Ambolley acknowledged in a LinkedIn post that he was misinformed about several specifics surrounding the utilisation of cash granted by the Ghanaian government to the Musicians Association of Ghana (MUSIGA) during an interview on 3FM on February 22, 2020.

He specifically retracted his earlier statements that Okyeame Kwame received a personal loan from MUSIGA funds, instead explaining that MUSIGA entered into an agreement with Midland Bank to provide security/collateral for loans to artists and that Okyeame Kwame had applied for and received a loan from the bank, which he had since paid back in full.

“I was mistaken concerning some of the details of the matter, particularly with respect to my colleague musician and MUSIGHA member Kwame Nsiah Apau also known as Okyeame Kwame and I wish to correct and clarify those facts,” the post read

In a prior interview on 3FM, Ambolley said that the former President of MUSIGA, Bice Osei Kuffour ‘Obour, divided a GHc2 million government grant with various singers, including Okyeame Kwame.

Ambolley then apologised for any harm his words may have caused Kwame’s reputation and stressed that the inaccuracies in his statements were not made deliberately.

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“In the course of an interview on 3FM on the 22nd of February 2020 concerning the use of some funds donated by the Government of Ghana to the Musicians Association of Ghana (MUSIGHA), I was mistaken concerning some of the details of the matter, particularly with respect to my colleague musician and MUSIGHA member Kwame Nsiah Apau also known as Okyeame Kwame and I wish to correct and clarify those facts as follows: Obour did not give Okyeame Kwame a personal loan from MUSIGHA funds. To support artists and enable them access to loans, MUSIGHA entered an arrangement with Midland Bank and provided security/collateral for the arrangement. Okyeame Kwame only took advantage of the initiative and applied for a loan from Midland Bank which he was given.

He has informed me that he has since paid back the bank in full.

To the extent that my earlier statements may have affected the reputation of Okyeame Kwame, I apologize and state that the errors in my statements were not made maliciously.”

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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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