Sad News: Actor Godwin Kotey Is Dead!10 Comments

GC Staff
Posted on 06 Mar 2012 at 7:39am

The late Godwin Kotey

Information available to GhanaCelebrities.Com says that actor Godwin Kotey is dead. Cause of death is not readily known but rumours going around town say he died of cancer.

Godwin Kotey was a remarkable man who was hailed as one of the great directors in Ghana. As an educator, actor, playwright, producer and director, he continues to inspire and set ablaze paths in the Performing Arts leaving distinct footprints with his flair, technique and originality.

Within the industry, Godwin’s unique style and innovation was the power with which he captivates audiences and distinguishes his work; and has over the years established himself as one of the most dedicated and creative directors in the country.

His achievements in the field include directing Smash TV in 1996 and 1997 and Taxi Driver in 1999. He was also one of the directors that took the ACRAG and Charted Institute of Marketing award for Best Television Programme of the year for Taxi Driver.

In 2001 at the prestigious African Film Festival in Burkina Faso – FESPACO Godwin won an award for Ghana with his film, The Scent of Danger. Godwin was the Creative Director for the internationally praised Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana in 2008.

His upcoming work include: On behalf of the people – Documentary investigating and discussing topical issues affecting the Ghanaian in his daily life, Police Officer – The Series, Funny People – This is scheduled to be a weekly Stand Up comedy show featuring National and international talent.

GhanaCelebrities.Com’s hearts go out to the family of Godwin Kotey.

Godwin Kotey on Video Film

Below is him in ‘I Sing Of A Well’

Godwin Kotey on I Sing Of A Well set

Godwin Kotey on location

Godwin Kotey on set




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  • james

    Oh sad news condolences to his family

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  • Ako

    Oh! Death.. ……..such great talent! His children are so young. this is really sad. may God comfort Queenie his wife and children.

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  • hey

    nooooooooooooooo  Godwin ur gon be mssd dearly derifa due RIP

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  • http://HOTMAIL Kabore Seidu

    oh great Icon has vanish again,may his soul rest in perfect peace.

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  • `madam social

    no words …only tears. RIP

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  • naa asheley

    Very sad news. I never knew he directed the Ghana CAN 2008, I loved the organization. I got the chance to watch I Sing of a Well and he was very good with his role. I also saw  pictures of his family on face book and his children are so so young. My condolence to his dear family. I thank GOD for his life and his achievements. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Opanin

    tho he was a star in all respects, he was also a very humble person. he was ever ready to share his talent with anyone who wanted to learn. May his soul rest in the bossom of the Almighty.

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  • gifty

    am really shocked myself,may your soul rest in perfect peace Ghanians will forever remembers u of your good works.

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  • http://faceboo.com chidinma

    may his gentle soul rest in peace,, oh! hw i mis him

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  • http://none margaret

    rest in perfect peace and may i see your gentle soul in heaven

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