The death of Ebony Reigns has been a shock, to say the least. Death is inevitable, nevertheless, when it strikes a person who is young and whose future looks so bright, it is harder to accept.
Music star Ebony Reigns, real name Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, left a void in the hearts of many Ghanaians when she died in a car crash on Thursday night in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
The rising dancehall and Afrobeats artist was returning from Sunyani, the capital of the Brong Ahafo Region when her car crashed into a bus killing her, a friend and a security man. Her driver is reported to be unconscious.
2017 was Ebony’s breakthrough after releasing “Poison”, “Date Your Fada”, “Sponsor” and “Maame Hw3” which addressed the domestic violence problem in the country.
Here are some reactions to the young star’s unfortunate demise:
Saddened by the news of the death of the young, but extremely talented female artiste, Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, aka Ebony Reigns.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) February 9, 2018
A talented life cut short.
My favourite track on domestic violence and relationships, “maame hwe”.
— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) February 9, 2018
EBONY…This is beyond sad.A great talent,free-spirited and ever bubbly girl.
May God comfort your family and loved ones. Now everyone sees the good in you cos you’re gone,it’s a shame!
To the families of Franky and the soldier,may the Lord hold you strong at this very sad time.
— Becca (@beccafrica) February 9, 2018
We’re going to be sad for a very long time…. R.I.P Ebony..
— Badman Magnom (@MagnomBeats) February 9, 2018
Sorry Ebony ❤️
— Pappy Kojo (@PAPPYKOJO) February 9, 2018
— Juliet Ibrahim (@julietibrahim) February 9, 2018
Sad sad sad. Life is short. Good Time to reflect on our lives and purge ourselves off all uncleanliness. We KNOW NOT when He calls us!
Devastating that a talent and creation as beautiful as this leaves after short stay with us. Rest well #Ebony
— Thierry Nyann (@nyannthierry) February 9, 2018
I am sure those “men of God” are happy their prophecies have come pass, now #Ebonyreigns is gone they’ll get more members in church
— NANA DJ ?? (@djmastajay) February 9, 2018
May her soul Rest In Peace #Ebony
— HAMMER OUT NOW (@bisa_kdei) February 9, 2018
We are not in the mood for anything “sensible” on radio today. Just play us songs from #Ebony let’s cry our hearts. What the heck!!!!!!!!
— TONYI SENAYAH (@TonyiSenayah) February 9, 2018
— WARISDAT ??➕?? (@ComedianWaris) February 9, 2018
Sad ? and the authorities will come out saying they will tackle the menace on our roads to stop these accidents. But it will only be lip service as usual. Something need to be done to make our roads safer. May she rest in peace #ebony #ripebony
— Kweku Agyir (@SkajuceSam) February 9, 2018
Her death bears a resemblance of that of Suzy Williams, too bad! #Ebony
— Obidihyi kwakuAtiemo (@Obidihyie) February 9, 2018
— Samuel Apea-Danquah (@ads220282) February 9, 2018
— Melac (@albertmelac) February 9, 2018
With our sad and broken hearts, Ghanaian dancehall/Afrobeats artist, Ebony Reigns has been confirmed dead by the Police. She died in a motor accident on the Accra-Kumasi Highway.
— WittyVibes (@wittyvibesblog) February 9, 2018
Like Suzzy Williams? Ebony Reigns is dead. Wow. Her life ends just like that? Just a week to her 21st birthday. She was just getting started ooo. This is painful. Very painful. May her soul rest in peace. #Ebony @IAMHENRYASANTE @Starr1035Fm #Dancehall
— Isaac Kaledzi (@IsaacKaledzi) February 9, 2018
— CuteKîd R2bees (@cutekid_snr) February 9, 2018
#Ebony Dropped Outta School Just To Pursue Her Music, With Hardwork And Determination, She Was Rapidly Taking Over The Game.. A Young Lady Who Gave Hope To The Other Female Artists In The Industry Dominated By Men… The Cemetery Is Full Of Unfulfilled Dreams.#RIPYoungQueen?
— Hotboy DNA (@HotboyDNA) February 9, 2018
— K U U L P E E P S (@KuulPeeps) February 9, 2018
It’s all coming back to me like a dream…. #Ebony
— kwabena_Guyguy (@1Cute_HansumGuy) February 9, 2018
She turned on the Lights, Hustled to get her Sponsors, poisoned them and got them on the Dancefloor to do the Kupe. If you ever broke her heart, she also Dated your Father but death decided to be a Bukom Banku boxer Hmmm Maame Hw3. RIP #BONYFIED #EbonyReignsForever #Ebony
— Khalebsyn W Kharther (@Rych_Kyzzyz) February 9, 2018
THREAD // We all need to help reduce road accidents in #Ghana. It’s not just about the bad state of roads, nonfunctional street lamps, or incompetent drivers. It’s also us, the passengers who tolerate dangerous driving.#RipEbony #RoadSafety #JoySMS #EbonyReignsForever #CitiCBS
— Jemila Abdulai (@jabdulai) February 9, 2018
— Amankwah Richy (@Akwasi_Amanquah) February 9, 2018
— sarki (@__saada) February 9, 2018
Ebony father said… My real Queen , My assest , real Asset!!!! I could feel this man’s pain.
Rest well Ebony #EbonyReignsForever
— Director IB (@1directorib) February 9, 2018
— Qweku Agyiri (@KadaAgyiri) February 9, 2018
— Elome Dzegede (@elomekobla) February 9, 2018