According to reports Danny had a good night prayer with his family on Thursday night July 14, went to bed peacefully and never woke up. He died Friday dawn after being found unconscious around 2:00 am even though he looked physically fit before he went to bed.
His manager, Pastor Joseph Gyebi confirmed the sad news of his passing to citifmonline.com. According to him Nettey was found unconscious in the early hours of Friday morning in his home and declared dead at 3am. The cause of his death is not immediately known.
Daniel (Danny) Nettey is a gospel musician from Ghana. He grew up without many musical instruments in the home. He began his music career with his own group, ‘Danny Nettey and Pals’, which focused on ministry in Secondary Schools and churches. He was heavily influenced by the blues music his father listened to. He eventually became an assistant music director at his local church.
Nettey released his debut album, ‘Positive Change’, in 1995 which ushered in the contemporary style of gospel music in Ghana endeared him to many young people back then. In 1998, he toured with worship leader Ron Kenoly as a back-up singer, and he later performed in the UK on the same bill as Ron Winans (of the famous gospel-singing family).
His 2002 album was an international success and hailed as one of the gospel albums to watch out for by Christianity Today. It featured a duet with Rachel Thompson on ‘I am the Lord’. ‘I believe’ was released in 2006 as a double album with 12 tracks on each.
He followed that album with two more, ‘This Time’ and ‘I believe’. Over the course of his music career, Nettey ministered alongside the likes of Bishop T. D. Jakes, Don Moen, Bebe Winans, Ron Kenoly, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, and Alvin Slaughter He was also known to mentor mainstream gospel artistes in Ghana like Joe Beecham and Nii Okai. Danny Nettey was recently honoured for his contribution to the gospel music industry at a ceremony in May at the National Theatre.
His music is mostly a blend of gospel, smooth R&B, inspirational pop, and contemporary worship. He is described by his colleagues as a man full of the Holy Spirit’s power and passion for Gospel music.
Some of his songs include I believe, Adom (by grace), My all 2 u, I am the Lord, I will never leave, It’s not hard, Revive us, God’s eyes on Africa, I will worship, Sanctify me, Hold on, In Your presence, Thank you, among others