10 heartbreaking things we know about Ebony's untimely death so far

10 heartbreaking things we know about Ebony's untimely death so far

The one-week funeral rites of the late Dancehall diva, Ebony Reigns, has come off today at St. Martin De Porres at Dansoman in Accra.

The burial and final funeral rites of Ebony, known in private life as Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, has been scheduled for March 17.

Since her tragic accident on the night of February 8, there have been a lot of (mis)information bandied around and you may be wondering which of them is true.

11 heartbreaking things we know about Ebony's untimely death

One of the picture portraits at the one-week observation

Ten days after the incident, YEN.com.gh brings you the full story so far:

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1. Ebony's death

She died in an accident at Nyamebekyere near Mankranso in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region.

According to the police, the accident happened at about 11:45 pm. The driver of the Jeep Ebony was traveling in, in an attempt to dodge a heap of sand in its lane, swerved into the opposite lane and grazed the near side portion of a VIP bus with registration number GT 3232-17. The Jeep, registered As 497-16, plunged into the railings at the edge of the road killing Ebony and two others.

2. The journey

Ebony was initially said to have, in the company of her friend, Franky Kuri, 27, and bodyguard, Francis Atsu Vondee, 29, visited her mother, Beatrice Martin, in Sunyani.

Her mother had returned from the United Kingdom and Ebony had wanted to pay her a surprise visit before she [Ebony] left a Ghana for a European tour, two days later.

But later accounts suggest that Ebony may have actually gone to the North (One of the three northern regions).

According to Allen, the second in command at Ruff Town Records record label, Ebony phoned him the previous night before her death saying she was travelling to the north. Though Allen says he tried to talk her out, Ebony's mind was made up.

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3. Conflicting accounts of how accident happened

The 29-year-old driver of Ebony, Chartey Oko Pinehad, had explained from his hospital bed that the accident had happened because he was 'forced' to swerve for a Sprinter bus to overtake their car.

But an eyewitness is disputing Chartey's claim. According to Bernard Owusu who says he was in the VIP bus, he saw the Jeep come into their lane at top speed. The bus driver took the Jeep's lane to avoid a collision

The Jeep then hit into a big pothole and lost of its tyres leading to the side collision with the bus after which it [Jeep] somersaulted severally. When they got out of the bus to help the victims, only three passengers were in the Jeep, all dead.

Chartey was found later, standing nearby, with blood on him but he was unconscious as has been reported earlier and he failed to mention Ebony's name when he was asked.

This conflicting account has raised questions as to what the driver was trying to hide.

4. Prophecies

Moments after news of Ebony's death broke, many prophets came out claiming to have predicted her death. One of them, Nigel Gaisie, who went further to claim that God had revealed to him that two people killed Ebony stated that the singer and her management had not taken his prophecy seriously.

Ebony's manager, Bullet, however, denied Prophet Gaisie's claim saying though he [Bullet] knew the prophet, there had not been any such information from him to the camp of Ebony concerning her death.

Bullet has also revealed that many such prophecies have come and they had tried their best including canceling shows to avert the tragedy. In his first live radio interview after the incident, Ebony's manager disclosed that,the very first time he met the late singer, she told him of a prophecy that she [Ebony] will become a huge star in no time but will die young.

Meanwhile, Ebony's family has pleaded for a stop to all the prophecies concerning their daughter's death.

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5. Ebony's father and mother

Known to be one of the staunch supporters and closest persons to Ebony, Nana Opoku Kwarteng is definitely heartbroken by the incident.

He has held himself very well. But he has given an indication of addressing all the negative comments which have surrounded his daughter's death after Ebony is laid to rest.

Ebony's mother has been crying since the incident happened 10 days ago. Having said goodbye to the daughter just about two hours before the fatal accident, her grief is understandable.

On Friday, February 16, the bereaved mother visited the accident where she blamed the road contractor for who left the controversial heap of sand.

She also revealed that Ebony had visited her in a dream with a message that she will return.

6. Zylofon bailout

The CEO of Zylofon Media, Nana Appiah Mensah caused a stir with his tribute to Ebony not long after she died.

His tribute had suggested Ebony had made a distress call to him to bail her out of the contract she had with Ruff Town Records.

After receiving some backlash over his tweet, Nana Appiah went ahead to reveal on radio that he had an agreement with Ebony to pay $100,000 for her to get out of the contract.

Bullet has laughed off this claim saying Ebony's contract was far more valuable than any the 'meagre' amount being quoted by Zylofon.

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7. Bullet

Ebony's manager has made a lot of revelations since the singer passed.

Apart from the revelation of the death prophecies, Bullet, who disclosed that he personally chose the stage name Ebony, has stated that he did not know the people Ebony was travelling with.

According to him, the management of Ebony had a special arrangement for her security and transportation But neither Vondee nor Chartey were part of it. Franky Kuri is also not known to them.

This was, however, disputed by Ebony's father who says he knows Franky as a friend and Vondee as his daughter's bodyguard.

8. Ebony's personality

Despite the seemingly controversial image she had, those close to Ebony loved her so much and held her in high esteem.

Bullet, in one of his interviews ,described Ebony as a very kind person who was like a mother for the Ruff Town crew.

"Though she never had a biological child, she did her best as a mother to support the old and young. She was the one who was taking care of us,” Bullet stated in an interview.

When asked to describe his daughter after her death, all Ebony's father could say was "Ohemaa was Ohemaa", which obviously showed how she was revered.

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9. Ebony wanted to get closer to Christ

Just a few days before her death, Ebony was spotted in photo with renowned preacher, Reverend Dr Lawrence Tetteh.

The picture got tongues wagging because Ebony was in a dress which was deemed as controversial.

After her Rev. Dr. Tetteh revealed that Ebony had confided in him that she wanted to know Christ more. He also revealed that he led her to say the sinners prayer.

So, barely 72 hours to her untimely death, Ebony had wanted to put her life in order, to simply put it.

10. A woman claims to have seen her ghost

A lady identified as Adwoa Nyamekye has claimed that she saw the ghost of late dancehall act, Ebony, at the exact spot of the accident that took the life of the musician.

Adwoa Nyamekye indicated in a radio interview that she asked Ebony what she was doing there and Ebony replied that she was in search of someone to pass on a message to be given to all Ghanaians

Ebony's spirit, Madam Nyamekye , beleieved to be in her 50s, said she died a sudden death and so her spirit cannot rest but she desperately wanted rest for her spirit.

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