Etika was known as a YouTuber and social media personality. You might also know him as a video game reviewer. He became popular when he started playing, streaming, and reviewing Nintendo games. Sadly, he died at the age of 29. Namely, they first realized that he went missing on June 19, 2019.
Given that he had posted a suicide video on YouTube shortly before that, the situation became alarming. Only two days later, they found his personal belongings along the Manhattan Bridge, and on June 25, they found an unidentified body that turned out to be Etika.
Etika was born in May 1990. His father Emmanuel Owuraku Amofah was a lawyer and politician who served as a board member for the Parliament of Ghana. As for Etika’s career, it started in July 2012, when he uploaded his first video titled “Rare Atari Game Found in Storage Sells For over $33,000.”
As previously mentioned, he posted primarily Nintendo game reviews, as well as reactions to some popular anime shows, such as Attack on Titan and One Punch Man.
His career as a YouTuber began to develop quite fast, and he eventually had more than 2 million views and over 800K subscribers. But then in October 2018, his channel was shut after he had violated some of the content guidelines.
In addition to YouTube, you could also find his videos on the Twitch platform, where he had more than 5,000 followers. He was also popular on Twitter, where he had more than 320K followers. Finally, there’s Instagram, where more than 240K people followed him.
As for Etika’s personal life, we already mentioned that his father was from Ghana. But he was of French descent, as well. The last girlfriend he dated was Alice Pika. Prior to his death, his net worth was estimated at around $100 thousand. His mental breakdown first began in October 2018 when his channel was banned after he had posted a pornographic video.
Then in April 2019, he even posted suicidal threats. Soon afterward, in May 2019, he was taken to a mental hospital. His last video on YouTube was posted on June 19, 2019. It was titled “I’m Sorry.” In this video, he said: “I’m sorry for leaving such a stained legacy.” That video was removed shortly after the tragedy. The exact cause of his death is still under investigation.