EBONY REIGNS: All you need to know about her

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Early life and education

Reigns was born Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng in Dansoman, a suburb of Accra. She was raised in the urban areas of Accra but hails from the Brong Ahafo region.

She started her basic education at Seven Great Princess Academy in Dansoman, Accra, followed by a high school education at Methodist Girls High School at Mamfe in the Akuapim North District of the Eastern Region, Ghana, though she did not graduate. She quit high school in pursuit of her music career.

Career

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

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.

In March 2016 Ebony released her major hit single “Kupe”.She was signed to Ruff Town Records and Midas Touch Inc.

In April 2017, she was arrested for “indecent exposure” for exposing her breast while wearing a mini-skirt at a passport office in Accra as she attempted to travel to Tokyo for her concert.

Death

Ebony Reigns died eight days before her 21st birthday, alongside soldier Atsu Vondee and her assistant and longtime friend Franklina Yaa Nkansah Kuri. She was killed in a traffic collision on 8 February 2018 while returning from Sunyani to Accra after a visit to her mother.

AWARDS AND NOMINATION

Year Event Prize Recipient / nominated work Result
2017 Merit Awards 2017 Most Influential Artiste Herself Nominated
Bass Awards 2017 Artiste of the Year Herself Won
People’s Celebrity Awards 2017 Favourite Female Musician Herself Won
2016 Ghana Music Awards Unsung Artiste of the Year Herself Nominated
4syte Music Video Awards Best Female Video and New Discovery Kupe Won
Jigwe Awards Discovery of the Year Herself Nominated
Bass Awards Best Dancehall Video Dance Floor Won
New Discovery Herself Nominated

 

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