I was hoping after all the news, back and forth in the media, we would wake up one day and hear another hit record from the late Ebony but it’s too late yet true, she’s dead and gone! Sad.
Ebony Reigns wasn’t a personal favourite or anything usual but I loved her from a distance. I remember her interview on Delay’s show, it actually deepened the attention I had for her. I monitored quite a lot of her activities. To me, she was simply what she said, a bad gal and there was no need to criticize her choice of character because she was a performer as well as an individual. She was way too bad as an artist- Ebony, but not even once did we record Ebony’s bad behaviour in her normal life as Priscilla OPK. She was also the people choice and the kind of youngster you hate to love but also, you love to hate.
It was difficult to quote a line from her song and not end up singing the rest of the song… Maame hwe!
Life is but a dream for the dead! I’m still shocked to hear the sudden demise of the 90s bad gal who still reigns in our memory. Rest well, Ebony!
Few walk this earth who are as unique and wonderful as Ebony. She had a way of making us feel special and important whenever she released any infectious song. She focused her full attention on whatever it was she had done or shared with others, her close peers.
It can take years to mold a dream but It takes only a fraction of a second for it to be shattered! Congrats Bullet, you tried your best to manage the living but was it enough? God knows best.
Creating a heart-shaped meadow in memory of a loved one through this eulogy can only help console the family, friends, and management for the demise of our beloved girl, Ohemaa.
Born Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, Ebony Reigns as she was famously called lived a joyous life not yet lived. A youngster full of energy and potential but as prophesied, she was destined to enjoy a short life.
Death comes. It comes to each family, each person and is a part of the cycle. We expect it when our family members are old and infirm and have lived many decades. We also expect it when our loved one has been ill for a long time but we know that one day our time will also come just like Ebony met her untimely death.
From the day we come into the world kicking and screaming or quiet and unassuming, we are one step closer to the end. Some try to defy the end by having cryogenics performed and who knows what else. But the fact of the matter is when the bell tolls, it may be for us, our loved ones and even our enemies. It will inevitably be for us one day.
It takes much soul-searching to accept it when death comes totally unexpectedly. Rest well Ebony, Rest in Peace Ohemaa for you reign in our memories.
Bjrlivefm.com wishes your family and management well.
Background Of The Late Ebony Reigns
The late Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng was born on Sunday 16th February 1997 to Nana Opoku Kwarteng and madam, Beatrice Oppong Marthin at Dansoman in the Greater Accra region. Her father, Nana Opoku Kwarteng hails from Ashanti region and he is a chief.
Ebony Reigns was the last born of her mother. Both her parents and siblings call her ‘Nana Hemaa’ meaning Queen.
Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng started her basic education at Seven Great Academy at Dansoman, Accra the very community she was born. She later continued her Senior High school education at Methodist Girls Senior High school at Mamfe in the Akuapim North District of the Eastern region where she left in 2015 without completing.
Ebony who had no interest in education left Senior High to pursue her dreams of becoming a musician. Her father, Nana Opoku Kwarteng humbly understood her and pledged his unflinching support to her music career.
Ebony earned the support for her dreams when she met Ricky Nana Agyemang “Bullet” of Ruff N Smooth fame. Bullet was amazed by her talent after listening to a recording the late Ebony sent to him.
With support and connection, Bullet CEO of Ruff Town Records who was initially managing Ebony seek support from Midas Touch Inc., a management label owned by Gatdoe for co-management and that lead to Ebony getting two independent labels running her affairs until her demise. Gatdoe doubled as the musician who featured in Ebony’s Poison. The video has since earned 2,182,839 views on YouTube.
The late Ebony Reigns has released “Maame Hw3”, “Hustle”, “Sponsor”, ”Date Ur Fada” “Kupe”,”Dancefloor”, “Aseda” among others within the two-year period she lived in the industry.
In 2015, when she released ‘Dancefloor’, Ebony was nominated for Vodafone Ghana Music Award’s Unsung category. Though she could not get the award, it gave her confidence in the music industry.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
New Artiste of the year – 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards ( winner)
Best New Artiste of The Year – 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Most Influential Award – 2017 Merit Awards
Reggae Dancehall Artiste of The Year – 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Dancehall Song of The Year – 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Unsung Category – 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
New Act of The Year/ Discovery of The Year – 2016 JiGwe Awards organized by Viasat.
Best Dancehall Video – 2016 Base Awards.
Best Female Video and New Discovery ( Kupe) – 2016 4syte Music Video Awards.
On Thursday, 8th February 2018, the late dancehall artiste, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng paid a visit to her relatives at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region. On her return to Accra, she involved in a fatal car accident at Nyamebekyere near Mankranso about 11 pm, where she met her untimely death. She passed on together with two others, Franky her acclaimed publicist and Von Dee, a military officer.
Ebony was so passionate about cervical cancer. She was scheduled to launch her “Ebony Cervical Cancer Foundation” to bring awareness to the youth in the coming days until her demise.
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