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Nektunez of Ghana wins in Nigeria’s 15th Headies Awards after being overlooked by the VGMA and 3 Music

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Ghanaian- USA-based record producer, songwriter and composer, Nektunez emerged winner at the just-ended Headies awards show

The Nigerian music award scheme happened last night at the COBB Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, USA. The award ceremony saw the Ghanaian sound engineer bagging an award as the ‘Best Street Hop Artiste’

Nektunez was in the category with the likes of Naira Marley, Poco Lee, Bella Shmurda, Mohbad and Rexxie but he emerged the winner with his global hit single, Amenor Amapiano Remix.

The award for the Ghanaian producer comes after he was snubbed by Ghana’s top award schemes, VGMA and 3 Music Awards. According to sources and fans of the multitalented sound engineer, Nektunez submitted his work for nominations but it was overlooked by the Ghanaian award schemes despite the global success of the song.

Amenor Amapiano Remix was one of the biggest songs during the Christmas season across the whole of Africa and the world last year, yet it did not receive any nomination at Ghana’s acclaimed Most prestigious award schemes, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) and 3 Music Awards.

The tiktok viral hit, earlier this year in May, bagged 2 nominations (Best Street Hop Artiste & Headies Viewers Choice categories) at Nigeria’s 15th Headies Awards. The former University of Ghana student lost The Viewers Choice Award to Ayra Starr for her hit single “Bloody Samaritan” but went home as the “Best Street Hop Artiste” with his Ameno Amapiano Remix.

The Ghanaian producer and “Forever remix” hitmaker Gyakie, became the only Ghanaians who won awards last night at The Headies, which is considered Nigeria’s biggest music award show.

Nektunez currently has the bragging right as the best Ghanaian contemporary producer putting Ghana on the map as he has been working with several a-list music icons across the globe and churning out hit records. Nektunez whose real name is Noble Zogli, is presently working on his debut project and has been seen in the studio with US-based acts, Akon and Rotimi.

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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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