Celebrated Ghanaian gospel musician and producer, Kofi Owusu Dua Anto popularly known as KODA, has released his sixth album titled ‘Keteke’.
The album which was released on January 1, 2021, on all music platforms, is receiving rave reviews among music lovers and critics.
Prior to the album release, KODA had undertaken a coordinated campaign on social media that included live videos with resource persons discussing different topics bordering the church, music industry, life, and the gospel, and posting video messages from the album’s featured artistes and production team, all to drive home an all-important message of assurance and hope in the wake of the rollercoaster events on 2020 in ‘Keteke’.
He also released two prelude singles of the album – the thanksgiving anthem, ‘Aseda’, and the confessional praise jam, ‘Game Over’, featuring Nigerian gospel music icon, Eben.
‘Keteke’ is a reference to the rickety train that paraded the western coastal lines of Takoradi (western Ghana) to Kumasi in the 70s and 80s. KODA draws a parallel between the eventful ‘Keteke’ rides of his childhood and life events into a music project he believes will resonate with everyone.
Fond memories of my childhood trips in Keteke to go see my grandparents in Kumasi were always eventful. However, no matter the challenges or experiences that fraught the journey, be it the engine, unannounced stops, or delays, one is always assured of getting to his destination. This is the same with life and the Christian walk. This album taps into my musical journey and mirrors the experiences on the “Keteke” with life by having songs that speak to the different phases of life and thereby relatable to real-life situations of listeners. You will find songs of prayer, praise, thanksgiving, worship, and more carved creatively in my musical influences – highlife, chorale, classical music, contemporary Christian music, reggae & more – on the album,” he explained.
The 12-track album features Ps. Joe Beechem, Joe Mettle, Harmonious Chorale, LIC Choir, Abigail Nkansah, Jumbo & Eben. The producers of the album include Francis Kweku Osei (Percussions, Drums & Horns) arrangements, Moise Atta (on Aseda) and KODA himself. The album is recorded, mixed and mastered by KODA’s Koded Studios in Takoradi, Ghana.
Download/Stream ‘Keteke’ album here: https://album.link/jJt5HwbV8Xztj
Kofi Owusu Dua Anto (KODA) is a Ghanaian gospel singer, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana.
Celebrated as one of the definitive sounds of Ghana’s influential contemporary gospel music, KODA is a multi-award winning artiste passionate about sharing the gospel and helping shape the sound and music direction of others through music production.
He has produced music for the likes of the late Danny Nettey, Ps. Joe Beechem, Nii Okai, Halal Afrika, Eugene Zuta, and more. KODA’s discography includes 3 studio albums, 2 live albums, and 2 instrumental/jazz albums.
‘Keteke’ is his 6th vocal album. He is well-known for popular gospel songs such as ‘Nkwaa Abodo’, ‘Nsem Pii’, ‘Adooso’ and ‘Hossana’.