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Ebony Ghanaian musician Biography

By | May 19, 2023

Ebony or Ebony Reigns was a Ghanaian female dancehall musician/Afrobeats artist and songwriter. She is the first female musician to win the Artiste of the Year category at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. She won the 2018 VGMA Artiste of the Year. Ebony is known for her hit songs like Kupe, Maame hwe, and Poison. She died on February 8, 2018, in a fatal car accident.

Profile Summary of Ebony 

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Real name: Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng
Age: 26 years old
Date of Birth: February 16, 1997
Date of Death: February 8, 2018
Nationality: Ghanaian
Hometown: Abesim, Sunyani, Bono Region
Tribe: Bono
Facebook: Ebony Reigns
Instagram: @ebony_reigns
Twitter: @ebony_reigns

Early life

Ebony was born in Sunyani, the Bono Region of Ghana, on February 16, 1997, to Madam Beatrice Oppong Marthin and Nana Opoko Kwarteng. She grew up in Dansoman, a suburb of Accra. She is the last of three children and a native of Abesim, a town in Sunyani, the Bono Region of Ghana.

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Parents

Beatrice Oppong Marthin and Nana Opoku Kwarteng are the parents of the late Ebony. Madam Beatrice is a dietician from Abesim in the Bono Region, and Nana Opoku-kwarteng is a Travel consultant from Wamfie in the Bono Region.

Siblings

She has two siblings, an elder brother who goes by the name Nana Kwarteng-Opoku (first child) and an elder sister called Happy Opoku-kwarteng/Yaa Foriwaa (second child).

Educational Background

Ebony Reigns had her preschool education at Glory Kindercare Learning Complex in Sunyani. She furthered to Christ International Preparatory School (Mama Lawson), also in Sunyani, and later, when her family relocated to Accra, specifically Dansoman, she continued her basic education at Christian Home School.

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Ohemaa completed her junior high at Seven Great Princess Academy in Dansoman. She had her high school education at Methodist Girls Senior High School, Mamfe, but quit school to start making music when she was about to go to SHS 3.

Personal life

Ebony, aka Nana Hemaa (Ohemaa), never married and had no children before her demise.

Read also: Eno Barony Biography, real name and net worth

Music Journey

Priscilla Opoku-kwarteng’s dad wanted her to be a lawyer. However, growing up, Priscilla loved everything, Art. She used to draw and write poems at a young age. She also started writing songs at a young age and grew up listening to reggae songs at home which influenced her decision to make music.

In December 2014, when Ebony was about to move to SHS 3 at the Methodist Girls Senior High School, she told her dad that she wanted to quit school to pursue her music career. Although her dad wasn’t happy about the decision, he allowed her to drop out of school to chase her music dreams after her second attempt of trying to convince him.

So in Early 2015, Ebony began her music journey, and not long after, she was introduced to Bullet, the owner of Ruff Town Records in Ghana, by a friend named Ogee the MCee. After some time of knowing Ricky Mama Agyeman (Bullet), Ebony got a record deal somewhere in December 2015 and released her first song, “Dancefloor,” under Ruff Town Records.

The song “Dancefloor” became a radio hit and got her a nomination in the Unsung Categories at the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. In March 2016, she dropped another banger dubbed “Kupe” and released other songs before coming out with her “Bonyfied” Album in 2017.

Ebony was signed to RuffTown Record and Midas Touch Inc. till she met her untimely death on February 8, 2018.

Songs

• Turn on the Light (One Dread Riddim).
• Maame Hwe
• Poison ft. Gatdoe
• Dancefloor
• Hustle ft. Brella
• Sponsor
• Kupe
• Date Ur Fada
• Aseda
• Haters Anthem ft. Rudebwoy Ranking
• Real
• Confusion ft. Fredi
• Scream
• Ediot
• Shade
• Twerk

Albums

• Bonyfied (2017)

Awards

• Artiste of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2018.
• Afropop Song of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2018.
• Album of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2018.
• Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Ghana Music Awards South Africa 2018.
• Female Vocalist of the Year – Bass Awards 2017.
• Kwame Nkrumah Artiste of the Year Award – Bass Awards 2017.
• Favorite Female Musician – People’s Celebrity Awards 2017.
• Hiplife Song of the Year – Ghana Music Awards UK 2017.
• Best Female Video and New Discovery – 4syte Music Video Awards 2016.
• Best Dancehall Video – Bass Awards 2016.

Net worth

She has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

Death

Ebony Reigns died in a fatal car accident on February 8, 2018, with two others (her longtime friend Franklina Yaa Nkansah Kuri and her soldier friend Atsu Vondee) when they were returning from a surprise visit they paid to her mum in Abirem Sunyani, in the Bono Region of Ghana. The accident happened on Kumasi Sunyani Road in Ghana, and the only survivor was Ebony’s driver, Okoh Pinehas Chartey.

FAQs about Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng

• How old is Ebony reigns?
She is 26 years old as of 2023.

• How old was Ebony reigns when she died?
She died at age 20, a few days to mark her 21st birthday.

• Where was Ebony reigns buried?
She was buried at the Osu Cemetery in Accra.

• How did ebony reigns died?
She died in a fatal car accident.

• Who is ebony reigns mother?
She is called Beatrice Oppong Marthin.

• When did ebony reigns died?
She died on February 8, 2018.

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