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Augustine Kofi Owusu Dua Anto popularly known as Koda is a Ghanaian multi-talented and dynamic Gospel music minister with a very unique style of delivering contemporary Gospel music. His tells His message in a manner most musicians will not have the courage to, with an accompaniment of world class tunes you just can’t resist.
Having shot unto the Gospel music scene after producing a couple of timeless Gospel tunes for some well-known Gospel acts both in Ghana and abroad including the likes of Pastor Joe Beechem, the late Danny Nettey, Daughters of glorious Jesus, Nii Okai, Pastor Helen Yawson, Joyful Way Incorporated and Nathaniel Bassey, he not only wowed the nation when He further released songs he had written, produced and sang but came across with such a strong message that he was tagged the “PREACHER’s PREACHER.” A name he earned after releasing songs with messages that most Preacher men have shuddered to mention from their pulpit in recent times.
KODA has over the years released songs that have blessed Ghana and the world at large and gone on to win some notable awards. Some of these awards are: “Record of the year” for Nkwa Boodoo at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards; “Producer of the year” at the Africa Gospel Music Awards in 2014. He was nominated for this same award in 2012. His song “Nsem pii” was also nominated at the 2012 Christian Community Music Awards under the category “song with a cause.”
He currently has four vocal and two gospel jazz albums to his credit. “Nyame Beye” which is the first and “Waye ewie” which had hits including ‘Waye ewie’, ‘Zion’s song’, ‘Poma’, ‘Amen’ and others. His third album “Black & White” had many hits like; ‘Guide Me O’, ‘Nkwa Abodoo’, ‘Obiara Nte Se Wo’, including the controversial hit single, ‘Nsem Pii’. His latest project, released in 2016, is OXYGEN containing hit songs like “Adooso “ , ‘Yaa Pae’, ‘Chimo’ and many other soul inspiring tunes.
As a music tutor, he released a two instructional DVD on bass and lead guitar and also 3 live DVDs of his major concerts; ‘KODA live 2008’, Black and White live 2013’ and ‘Oxygen Live 2016” His ongoing project ASOR (which means “church” in the Fante local dialect) is scheduled to run in 3 phases. The first phase will be a concert and live recording of the album project scheduled to come off in the 3rd quarter this year. Coincidentally KODA turns 40 this year and as part of the ASOR project will hold the KODA @40 concert in December which happens to be his birth month.
The other phase of this ASOR project will be the KODA TOUR in 3 major cities in Ghana. These are TAKORADI where he hails from, ACCRA and finally KUMASI. KODA is Married to “Ewurama Dua Anto” also an anointed singer with an album to her credit and they currently have 2 sons and a baby girl.