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EBONY DESERVES ARTISTE OF THE YEAR-KWAW KESE

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Ghanaian hip life artiste Kwaw Kese says dancehall diva Ebony reigns must be awarded artiste of the year.

According to the “Abodam” hit maker ebony deserves the award because she released a lot of hit songs in the year 2015 and was able to compete with men in the industry.

“For a young lady like Ebony to compete and beat a lot of guys, at the end of everything she must win the artiste of the year”- Kwaw Kese stated in an interview with SVTV’s host Evans Amewugah at Kikibee's lounge and restaurant at East legon .

Ebony was a Ghanaian dancehall artiste known for her hit album “bonyfied”. She has been nominated in the artiste of the year category which includes Joe Mettle, Shatta Wale,Sarkodie and Stonebwoy.

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ (VGMAs) is arguably the biggest award scheme in Ghana that recognizes and rewards the hard work of artistes in the country. 

STORY BY: SELASI AYIVI

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EBONY DID FAR BETTER THAN OTHER MUSICIANS WHO’VE BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR OVER 50YEARS - BEN BRAKO

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High life Legend Ben Brako says late dancehall diva Ebony cannot be compared to musicians who have been in existence for over 50 years. He stated that Ebony was extraordinary; like her or hate her, what matters is that people always had something to say about her.

The “mawie” hit maker argued that Ebony had something nobody else had and that made her a special. In an interview with SVTV’s host Evans Amewugah Ben Brako stated that “in life if no one talks about you, your works are worth nothing”

Ben Brako added that in the short period that she lived she touched the hearts of many artistes who have worked for more than 50 years.

Ebony was born Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng in Dansoman, a suburb of Accra .Her parents are Nana Opoku Kwarteng and Madam Beatrice Oppong. She was raised in the urban areas of Accra but hails from the Brong Ahafo region.

Ebony was discovered by musician and entrepreneur Bullet from Ruff n Smooth, and was signed to his Ruff Town record label.[5]

She came out with her first single, "Dancefloor", in December 2015, with a video and audio release. The song became a radio hit, landing her a nomination for the "unsung" category at the 2016 Ghana Music Awards.

Ebony Reigns died instantly in a gory accident on 8 February 2018 whilst returning from Sunyani to Accra after a visit to her mother. Her assistant and close friend Franklina Yaa Nkansah Kuri and Lance Corporal Atsu Vondee were also killed in the fatal accident. She died 8 days before her 21st birthday.

 

 

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DON’T USE ONE’S SORROW FOR POPULARITY- DR. LAWRENCE TETTEH

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Renowned International Pastor Dr. Lawrence Tetteh says Ghanaians shouldn’t take the sadness of one’s sorrow for personal gains and popularity.

Speaking in an interview, Dr. Lawrence Tetteh stated that some members of the society have used the death of dancehall icon to gain attention from the public which he rebuked and asked that they desist from using the death of others to gain fame.

“Pastors who say I predicted her death, I knew she would die should stop that and rather pray for our country and think about how to make our country better”. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh stated in an exclusive interview at the burial service of Franky Kuri, close friend of the late dancehall artiste Ebony who died in an accident on the Sunyani –Kumasi road.

The burial service of the late Frankilna was held at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church at Kwashieman in Accra.

Twenty-seven years old Franky Kuri died in a gory accident last month with award winning dancehall icon Ebony and Lance Corporal Atsu Vondee on the Sunyani-Kumasi road when returning from Sunyani to Accra after paying a visit to Ebony’s mum.

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FRANKY KURI GOES HOME TODAY

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Franklina Maame Yaa Tabuah Nkansah also known as Franky Kuri; the best friend and personal assistant of the late Ghanaian dancehall artiste Ebony has been laid to rest today 3rd March, 2018.

The burial service which took place at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Kwashieman in Accra saw hundreds of sympathizers troll in to pay their final respect to Franky. Familiar faces like Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, controversial entertainment personality Afia Schwarzenegger, parents of the late Ebony and actor Fiifi Coleman were spotted at the burial service.

Speaking at the burial service, renowed international Pastor Dr. Lawrence Tetteh urged the family of the deceased to take heart as “God Himself knows the plans He has for His children.”

Twenty-seven years old Franky Kuri died in a gory accident last month with award winning dancehall icon Ebony and Lance Corporal Atsu Vondee on the Sunyani-Kumasi road when returning from Sunyani to Accra after paying a visit to Ebony’s mum.

Meanwhile the burial service of Ebony Reigns alias the 90’s bad gyal would be given a final rest on March 17, 2018.Her burial service would be held at the Independence Square.

STORY BY: SELASI AYIVI 

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