Controversial Ghanaian celebrity Ebony is dead. Here is what an eyewitness had to say about the fatal car crash that led to the star's death
Speaking to reporters of Ultimate FM in Kumasi, an eyewitness who was at the scene at the time of the accident reported that Ebony Reigns was involved in a head on collision but did not die on the spot. She was rushed too the Bechem Government Hospital where she passed away early Friday morning.
Isaac Bediko, Starr FM's regional correspondent, reports that there were two other occupants in the Jeep who also died due to the head on collision with a bus headed from Kumasi to Sunyani
Ebony musician, known for popular Dancehall hits has had a very controversial life. She has faced so much criticism that her father once stepped in to defend her. Speaking to Graphic Showbiz, the father of Ebony Ghana said "I am supportive of anything my daughter does and anything she wears. I am not ashamed as a father, the truth is that, I choose what she wears and bless her before she goes out to perform"
Lashing out at the crtics of Ebony, he continued to say "Some Ghanaians are hypocrites and I am not one of them. I am not bothered at all, I know my daughter than anyone else". Mr Kwarteng, Ebony artiste father defended his daughter's choice of dress by saying "she is a Dnacehall artiste and she wears what will make her comfortable while performing on stage"
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Born Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, Ebony gained popularity due to her hit song "Kupe". Her music career was definitely on the rise as she received two nominations for the Ghana Music Awards in 2017: Best Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year and Dancehall Artiste of the Year.
Her sudden demise must come as a shock to her family, especially her father who was quoted saying that Ebony is close to his heart. In previous interviews, he has spoken very fondly of Ebony gh, sometimes saying "we are so close that I gave her the go ahead when she told me she wanted to do music. Initially I questioned her decision...but she insisted music was what she wanted to do. Music is where her heart is and I gave her my blessings"