Ghanaian singer, Ebony Reigns died Thursday night (February 8) at a very young age of 20.
Born Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, Ebony reportedly hail from Sunyani in in the Brong-Ahafo region. She was raised by a single parent — her father — after her mother divorced her father and left for the UK.
Ebony debuted on the music scene late 2016 — and she literally took the Ghana music industry by storm. All the singles she released — Kupe, Sponsor, Date Ur Fada, Hustle and Maame Hwe — were blockbuster hits.
I don’t remember a female singer dominating a the music scene like Ebony did. I mean the last time a musician had multiple smash hits all in a year was 2000, when Daddy Lumba released the Aben Wo Ha album — spawning hits like, Dr. Panie, Aben Wo Ha, Dangerous, Se Wo Da Mennto Pono Mu, etc.
Due to her achievements in 2017, Ebony was a strong contender for Artiste of the Year at the forthcoming 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Artists like Sarkodie, Kuami Eugene and Shatta Wale all had good years, but Ebony has an exceptionally amazing year. I pray she will still be awarded posthumously.
Her death is a very big blow to the Ghanaian music industry. Ghana has lost gem, a legend in-the-making.
Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to her family in these hard times.
Rest in peace, Ebony… You will forever live in our hearts.