Twenty-year-old Dancehall star, Ebony Reigns, has been confirmed dead in a car crash at Mankranso in the Ashanti Region.
Ebony, real name Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, was returning from Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region when the Jeep she was travelling in crashed into a VIP bus on Thursday evening, according to police.
Ebony was travelling with three other people, and two of them have also been confirmed dead. The two include a young lady, Ebony’s assistant, and a man in military uniform believed to be a soldier.
The driver of the Jeep survived the crash, but is currently unconscious and receiving treatment, according to police.
The Divisional Commander of Mankranso, DSP John Adusei, confirmed the accident to Citi News narrating that Ebony was on her way from Sunyani where, “at the intersection of the road between the Nsuta and Bechem junction, [her car] collided with a VIP bus which was also coming from Kumasi towards the Sunyani direction.”
“…so three of them passed on. Now the bodies are at Mankranso. We have a morgue here so we have deposited the bodies over here,” DSP John Adusei added.
No causalities have been recorded from the VIP bus.
Ebony’s passing comes on the back of a stellar 2017 where she rose to superstardom in Ghanaian popular culture.
The singer was discovered by renowned music entrepreneur Bullet of Ruff n Smooth fame in 2015, when she sent in a demo. She was signed to Bullet’s Rufftown record label a day after.
Known for her risqué onstage acts and vivacious performances, Ebony captivated Ghanaians with her hit singles which included Maame Hwԑ, Kupe, Poison and Sponsor.
She was widely tipped to be the Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards in April 2018.
Fast-rising Ghanaian dancehall and reggae artiste, Ras Kuuku and JKL4real will release a hotly anticipated single exclusively for their fans this week.
It’s still a big deal even if you’re not a particularly big fan of JKL4real or Ras Kuuku.
Ras Kuuku’s hit single, titled ‘NUFF GYALS’, will stream on Y FM Online Radio and will be released exclusively on 107.9 Yfm with Trigmatic on the Mid-Morning Show.
“NUFF GYALS” is a masterful move by 4Real Records that might make a lot of people consider switching to listening to songs of Artist under 4real Records.
This single is going to be an absolute monster since Ras Kuuku is no stranger to sudden releases. His last surprise broke over 25 thousand streams in 3 days, beating his own record set in 2006.
4Real Records has managed to surprise fans with a long-rumored single between two of popular and most sparingly hot artists.
They’ve released a single that’s a surprise and hotly anticipated at the same time. That’s marketing savvy that should have the people of Africa scratching their chins.
Nobody knows for sure the size or terms of Ras Kuukus’s deal with 4Real Records, it could be zero or it could be $10 million, but this single release is a guaranteed hit.
Complain all you want about exclusivity in music, but 4real Records has managed to spin a first single release in 2016, into something a bit bigger and shared. As a fan of music, it’s thrilling.
The 2015 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards winner, Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy, has lost his mother.
Madam Catherine A. Satekla, who had been unwell for some time now, died Wednesday night at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
The musician arrived in Ghana from the United States Wednesday night, where he was scheduled to perform at various shows.
His mother had died 15 minutes before his arrival.
Madam Satekla, was rushed to the hospital on Sunday where she was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
The award winning artiste, who earlier this year made a song for his mum on Mother’s Day took to social media (Instagram) to express how he felt about the loss.
He wrote, “MAMA!!! Only Jah knows”.
Source: Hitz FM | Anita Ampomah