Six years on: Remembering the ’90s Bad Gyal’, Ebony Reigns (Photos)

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It has been six years since the sudden death of Ghanaian dancehall and Afrobeats artist, Ebony Reigns. She was a vibrant and extremely talented woman.

The music industry and fans alike pause on the anniversary of her death to consider the influence she had on the Ghanaian music landscape.

Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, better known as Ebony, mesmerised audiences with her seductive voice and fearless approach to her craft. “Poison,” her breakthrough hit, made her a formidable force very quickly. She was discovered by Bullet from Ruff n Smooth.

She tragically lost her promising career on February 8, 2018, in a fatal car accident while returning to Accra from Sunyani, where she had visited her mother, along with her assistant and longtime friend, Franklina Yaa Nkansah Kuri soldier Atsu Vondee.

Following the most remarkable breakthrough year in Ghanaian music history, the electrifying dancehall songstress went on to win the 2018 VGMA Artist of the Year award posthumously.

Honouring the “90s Bad Gyal” is a way to acknowledge her revolutionary contributions to the industry as well as her musical talent. Through her music, she boldly questioned social norms, addressed social issues, and empowered young women.

Although the “Sponsor” hitmaker’s death has left a huge hole, her legacy endures thanks to the enduring influence she had on Ghanaian music. Her impact is still being celebrated by her family, admirers, and fellow artists, guaranteeing that the spirit of the “90s Bad Gyal” lives on in the hearts of those who cherished her artistry and her timeless melodies.

Via Kobbyjosvan.com

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