Sad News: Actor Godwin Kotey Is Dead!

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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margaret says:

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

chidinma says:

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

gifty says:

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

Opanin says:

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.

naa asheley says:

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.

`madam social says:

no words …only tears. RIP

Kabore Seidu says:

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

hey says:

nooooooooooooooo  Godwin ur gon be mssd dearly derifa due RIP

Ako says:

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

james says:

Oh sad news condolences to his family

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