Etika Bio

Etika
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Birthday: May 12, 1990

Died At Age: 29

Sun Sign: Taurus

Also Known As: Desmond Daniel Amofah

Born Country: United States

Born in: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous as: YouTuber

Family:

father: Owuraku Amofah

mother: Sabrina Amofah

siblings: Randy Amofah

Died on: June 19, 2019

place of death: Manhattan, New York, United States

Cause of Death: Suicide

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Who was Etika?

Desmond Daniel Amofah, better known by his stage name Etika, was a model and a prominent social media figure. He had 3 YouTube channels: EWNetwork, EtikaFRFX, and TR1Iceman. Etika was largely famous for making reaction videos to Nintendo Direct presentations. He also gained notoriety on Twitch through his channel etikaworldnetwork. Desmond also hosted the official Etika merchandise on etikaworldnetwork.com.

Rise to Fame

Etika started out as a rapper and in 2007, he released his famous mixtape Written in Ice. He later moved towards modeling in 2011 and remained in the industry until 2015. During his modeling days, he made his YouTube debut and started his channel, EWNetwork. He started publishing reaction videos and gaming streams on his channel. Gradually, Etika started gaining ground on YouTube. However, in 2018, his YouTube channel got banned as he violated the policies.

Etika launched his second channel, EtikaFRFX, after the banning of EWNetwork. His new channel became a great success, as within months the channel had amassed a considerable subscriber base. But EtikaFRFX was also subsequently banned by YouTube due to policy violations. In 2019, he came out with another channel TR1Iceman, which is still active on YouTube.

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Controversies & Scandals

Etika name got embroiled in several controversies. In 2018, he uploaded pornographic content on his channel EWNetwork, which led to the termination of his channel. In 2019, his second channel, EtikaFRFX, was also terminated after he published sexually explicit content. Around the same time, he was banned on Twitch for using offensive language. Etika’s fans took note of his unusual behavior and argued that the YouTube star was not the right frame of mind.

In 2019, just months before his death, he posted on Twitter about his desire to kill himself. Following his tweet, he was hospitalized and his former girlfriend Christine Cardona took care of him.

Personal Life & Death

Desmond Daniel Amofah or Etika was born to Owuraku Amofah and Sabrina Amofah on May 12, 1990, in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Owuraku Amofah, is a well-known politician and lawyer in Ghana. Etika’s zodiac sign was Taurus.

Etika was a person who lived life on his own terms. Etika was known to be quite an extrovert and was never shied away from doing what was on his mind.

Etika died on June 19, 2019, at the age of 29. Right before his death, he uploaded a video on channel TR1Iceman where he talked about his mental issues and apologized to his fans and friends. A few days later, his body was recovered near the East River in New York City and the cause of death was mentioned as suicide by drowning.

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