Ghanaians Mourn Rising Female Artiste Killed In Gory Road Crash
Discussions in Ghana’s media space – radio, television and social media, on Friday January 9 has been dominated by the death of a 21 – year – old female artiste.
Known by her stage name Ebony Reigns, Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, died in an accident in the country’s middle belt. Two other occupants of the car she was travelling in also died.
Police in the town of Mankranso in the Ashanti region confirmed that a Jeep she was travelling in run into a popular mass transport, the VIP bus.
Born on February 16, 1997, the artiste whose songs have been popular over the past two years was only a week shy of her 21st birthday.
Her name (#Ebony #RestInPeace) have been on top of Ghana’s twitter trends with people expressing shock at her death. It has also brought into focus the issue of deadly road accidents. Ghana has in the past lost young entertainers to road crashes.
— Mighty Edem (@iamedem) February 9, 2018
Here today. Gone tomorrow. RIP Ebony Reigns.
— Nathan Quao (@nathan_quao) February 9, 2018
Ebony held us all spellbound. You didn’t have to like her craft. You didn’t have to adore her. You could just see her star shining. She was just meant for stardom & it was obvious. RIP Ebony Reigns. This hurts.
— Veronica Commey (@VeronicaCommey) February 9, 2018
“Ebony was the hottest and strongest female artiste in the country at the moment.
Her contribution to the music industry over the last year cannot be overemphasized. This is sad.
— Joy 99.7 FM (@Joy997FM) February 9, 2018
— #TV3At20 (@tv3_ghana) February 9, 2018
Breaking News : @ebony_reigns Confirmed Dead
I admonished her and asked her to turn to God. I told her to check her dressing among others. She was very happy we had that conversation as well – Dr. Lawrence Tetteh #MorningStarr
— Starr1035FM (@Starr1035Fm) February 9, 2018
Noooo EBONY come oooooon!!! Chaley chaley chaley!!! This shld be another false news!! ✋🏼
— Donzy 🔝 (@Donzy_Chaka) February 9, 2018
— Dep.Min Of Energy (@shikome_1) February 9, 2018
Just thinking how disruptors especially in the creative arts seem to breeze through this stage called life. Terry Bonchaka and Suzzy Williams all over again.
At the crack of dawn.
— Nana Awere Damoah (@NDamoah) February 9, 2018
— Hitz 103.9 FM (@Hitz1039FM) February 9, 2018