It has been six years since the world lost the vibrant and talented Ghanaian musician, Ebony Reigns. On this anniversary of her passing, both the music industry and her fans take a moment to look back on the profound impact she had on Ghanaian music.
Ebony, whose real name was Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, captivated audiences with her unique voice and bold approach to her artistry. Her breakout songs, “poison, hustle, maame hw3 and sponsor“, quickly established her as a significant figure in the music scene. She was first noticed by Bullet from Ruff n Smooth, marking the beginning of her remarkable journey.
Sadly, her promising career was tragically cut short on February 8, 2018, in a fatal car accident while traveling from Sunyani to Accra with her assistant and close friend, Franklina Yaa Nkansah Kuri, and soldier Atsu Vondee.
Despite her untimely death, Ebony was awarded as the 2018 VGMA Artist of the Year, recognizing her outstanding contributions to Ghanaian music during what would have been a pivotal year for her.
Remembering Ebony goes beyond acknowledging her musical talent; it’s also about honoring her groundbreaking impact on the industry. Through her music, she fearlessly tackled social issues and empowered young women, challenging societal norms along the way.
While her absence is deeply felt, Ebony’s legacy continues to thrive through her timeless music and the lasting impression she left on Ghanaian culture. Her family, fans, and fellow artists ensure that her spirit lives on through her unforgettable melodies and the enduring mark she made on those who admired her artistry.
Ebony will always be remembered for her captivating music, distinctive fashion sense, dedication to her craft, electrifying stage presence, and the multitude of ways she enriched the lives of those who appreciated her work.