It has been 3 years since we lost Ghanaian dancehall/Afrobeats artist, Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, known by her stage name Ebony Reigns.
On February 8, 2018 just eight days before her 21st birthday. Ebony Reigns was killed instantly in a traffic collision on 8 February 2018 whilst returning from Sunyani to Accra after a visit to her mother. Her assistant and longtime friend Franklina Yaa Nkansah Kuri and soldier Atsu Vondee were also killed in the fatal accident. The only survivor of the fatal crash was the driver.
Ebony was discovered by musician and entrepreneur Bullet from Ruff n Smooth and was signed to his Ruff Town record label.
She came out with her first single, “Dancefloor”, in December 2015, with a video and audio release. The song became a radio hit, landing her a nomination for the “unsung” category at the 2016 Ghana Music Awards.
In March 2016 Ebony released her major hit single “Kupe”. She was signed to Ruff Town Records and Midas Touch Inc.
In 2018 after her death, at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Ebony posthumously won the Artiste Of the Year making her the only female Artist in the Awards history to take the ultimate Award. Ebony also won the Album of the Year for her album “Bonyfied” and Afro Pop Song of the Year for her song – Sponsor.
In celebrating her impact in the Ghanaian Music industry, we have compiled five of our favorite Ebony songs we can’t just stop singing and streaming. Enjoy!
1. Ebony – Maame Hw3
2. Ebony-Hustle ft Brella
3. Ebony- Sponsor
4. Ebony – Poison ft Gatdoe
5. Ebony – Kupe
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