The final burial rites of late sensational Ghanaian Dance hall songstress Ebony Reigns, was held today at the forecourt of the State House.
Parents of the deceased, Mr. Nana Poku Kwarteng and Madam Beatrice Oppong, and Ghanaian celebrities like Mzbel, Nana Tornado and Stonebwoy all turned up to pay their last respect to Ebony Reigns who was buried amidst tears. Here are photos from the burial ceremony;
The burial ceremony of the late dancehall singer, was held after a well-attended tribute concert held last night at the International Trade Fair Center in her honour.
Pricilla Opoku-Kwarteng born 16 February 1997; popularly known by her stage name Ebony (Reigns) is a Dancehall/Afrobeats artist based in Ghana, West Africa – widely known for her hit songs “Poison” and “Kupe”.
Born and raised in Accra, Ghana, Miss Reigns began her early education at Methodist Girls’ at Mamfe in the Akuapim North District of the Eastern Region before dropping out in 2015 to pursue her passion for music full time.
Renowned musician and entrepreneur Bullet of Ruff n Smooth fame then discovered ebony that same year after ebony sent a recording of her voice. Ebony got signed to the label; ‘‘Ruff Town Records’ just a day after sending her recordings.The young entertainer debuted her first single, “Dance Floor”, in December 2015 with a video and audio release just before the close of that year. The song became a hit on radio landing her a nomination for the unsung category at the 2016 Ghana Music Awards.
In March 2016 Ebony released her second single “Kupe”, which was a household anthem in Ghana and some other African countries and had over 270,000 YouTube views. Subsequently in January 2017, EBony stormed the scene with sultry new visuals for her new song titled “Poison’’ (which gained over 480,000 YouTube streams).
The song was premiered live on one of Africa’s leading radio stations (LIVE FM) with the cool dancehall and R&B feel. The Poison video was shot in various locations throughout Dubai and was directed by Yaw Skyface.
On the 31st of May 2017 Ruff Town Records & Midas Touch Inc Independently launched Ebony’s 4th official project ‘Sponsor’ co-written by Ricky Agyemang (Bullet) performed in Patios, English and Twi (local Ghanaian language) the upbeat Afro-Dancehall song which was recorded at AVO Studios (Ghana), and mastered by UBEATZ , the song produced by Wills Beats details the use and benefits of having a sugar daddy and an ‘extra man’ accompanied by some sleek 4k visuals shot across Ghana’s capital city Accra.
Ebony Reigns died in a gruesome road accident, that occurred in February on the Sunyani-Kumasi road. According to police, the 20-year-old singer and three other persons were on board a Jeep with registration AS 497-16, travelling from Sunyani to Kumasi when a head-on collision with a VIP bus heading towards Sunyani from Kumasi occurred.