Ghanaian singer, Ebony Reigns, dies in auto crash

Ebony Reigns

Ghanaian dancehall star, Ebony Reigns, has died in a road accident that occurred late Thursday evening, the police have confirmed.

According to police, the 20-year-old singer and two friends were on board an SUV with registration AS 497—16 from Sunyani heading towards Kumasi when it collided head-on with a VIP bus heading towards Sunyani from Kumasi.

The singer was rushed to Bechem Government Hospital following the crash, but she later died from her injuries.

Her two friends were also killed in the crash, while the driver of the bus is still being treated in hospital.

Adusei said the bodies were deposited at Mankraso Hospital Morgue in the Ashanti Region.

Born Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng on February 16, 1997, in Dansoman, a suburb of Accra, Ebony was raised in the urban areas of Accra.

She was discovered by renowned musician and entrepreneur, Bullet of Ruff n Smooth fame when she sent a recording of her voice and was signed to his Rufftown record label just a day after listening to the recording.

Ebony came out with her first single, ‘Dancefloor’, in December 2015 with a video and audio release.

The song became a hit on radio landing her nomination for the unsung category at the 2016 Ghana Music Awards.

Her biggest hits are ‘Poison’ and ‘Kupe’

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

She died a week to her 21st birthday.