Ebony Reigns Biography
Ebony Reigns Biography: The Ghanaian dancehall/Afrobeats musician Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, better known by her stage name Ebony Reigns, was born on 16 February 1997 and passed away on 8 February 2018. Bullet from Ruff n Smooth discovered her.
Miss Reigns, who was born and raised in Accra, Ghana, started her early schooling at Methodist Girls’ at Mamfe in the Eastern Region’s Akuapim North District before quitting in 2015 to devote her full-time to music.
After she sent a recording of her vocals, renowned musician and entrepreneur Bullet of Ruff n Smooth noticed her that same year. Just one day after sending her tracks to the label “Ruff Town Records,” Ebony was signed. The young performer released a video and audio for her first single, “Dance Floor,” in December 2015, right before the year came to an end. She was nominated for the unsung category of the 2016 Ghana Music Awards after the song became a radio smash.
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In March 2016 Ebony released her second single “Kupe”, which was a household anthem in Ghana and some other African countries and had over 270,000 YouTube views.
Subsequently in January 2017, Ebony stormed the scene with sultry new visuals for her new song titled “Poison’’ (which gained over 480,000 YouTube streams).
The song was premiered live on one of Africa’s leading radio stations (LIVE FM) with the cool dancehall and R&B feel. The Poison video was shot in various locations throughout Dubai and was directed by Yaw Skyface.
On the 31st of May 2017, Ruff Town Records & Midas Touch Inc Independently launched Ebony’s 4th official project ‘Sponsor’ co-written by Ricky Agyemang (Bullet) performed in Patios, English, and Twi (local Ghanaian language) the upbeat Afro-Dancehall song which was recorded at AVO Studios (Ghana), and mastered by UBEATZ, the song produced by Wills Beats details the use and benefits of having a sugar daddy and an ‘extra man’ accompanied by some sleek 4k visuals shot across Ghana’s capital city Accra.
Just as people thought Ebony was done in 2017, She dropped two hot bangers in late 2017, “Hustle” and “Maame Hw3” elevating the dancehall diva to the next level. These two songs gained her massive recognition and trends qualifying her from MUSIGA standard to MUSIGA professional.
• Ghana Music Awards – Unsung Artist of the Year (2016)
• 4Syte Music Video Awards – ‘’Kupe’’ Best Female Video (2016)
• 4Syte Music Video Awards – New Discovery of the Year (2016)
• Jigwe Awards – Discovery of the Year (2016)
• Bass Awards – Best Dancehall Video: ‘’Dance Floor’’ (2016)
• Bass Awards: Best New Discovery (2016
On February 8, 2018, Ebony Reigns was traveling from Sunyani to Accra after seeing her mother when she was involved in a car accident and instantaneously died. The soldier Atsu Vondee and her assistant and lifelong companion Franklina Yaa Nkansah Kuri both died in the tragic incident. The driver was the only person to survive this tragic collision. Eight days before turning 21, she passed away.