Oh death, we know you are wicked, but why couldn’t you spare our Ebony? Ebony would have been 21 years on February 16th this year but death’s cold hands snatched her away from us. We share with you the biography of Ebony Reigns.
Ebony Reigns was born on the 16th February 1997, to Mr. and Mrs. Opoku Kwarteng in Dansoman (Last Stop) a suburb of Accra.
Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng known by the stage name Ebony) was a Ghanaian dancehall/Afrobeats artist widely known for her hit songs “Poison” and “Kupe”, she was discovered by Bullet, a member of Ruff n Smooth fame.
Both her parents and siblings call her Nana Hemaa (Queen). Ebony’s father, Mr. Opoku Kwarteng (The old man in her “sponsor” video) hails from the Ashanti Region of Ghana and he is a chief in one of the towns in that Region.
Ebony started school in Seven Great Princess Academy, a private school located at Dansoman in Accra. She later continued her Senior High School education at Methodist Girls High School at Mamfe in the Akuapim North District of the Eastern Region
It will interest Ebony fans to know that, Priscilla was not called Ebony Reigns then. She was actually called Corruption…
Right after Senior High School in 2015, Ebony decided she was done with school. Her interest now was how to push a career in music. According to her, her father stood by her and understood her.
In 2015 when Ebony decided music is the new deal for her. She managed to get the WhatsApp contact of Ricky Nana Agyemang known in showbiz as Bullet ( Ruff N Smooth).
Ebony recorded herself singing and sent it took Bullet for help. According to Bullet, he was captivated when he heard the young girls voice.
So he immediately called Ebony and signed her unto his Ruff Town Records and later signed her also unto Mediastouch Inc (Owned Gatdoe)
Bullet has also been managing her till date despite rumors of cracks in their relationship now.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
In 2015, Ebony came out with “Dance Floor”. In 2016, she was nominated for Vodafone Ghana Music Award’s Unsung category. Even though she couldn’t get the award, it was definitely a bold introduction into the music scene.
Ebony Reigns released 4 hit songs (Poison, Sponsor, and Date Ur Fada, Maame Hw3 and Hustle) that are making waves all over the country and beyond. She has managed to win some awards and was nominated for some awards too within the last two years. Check the list below.
It must also noted that although she is dead, she would still be nominated in this year’s VGMA.
GN Bank People’s Choice Awards–Female Musician of the Year – Ebony(Winner)
Female Act of the year -3 music awards
Song of the year-Sponsor (Ebony)-3 Music Awards
Reggae Dancehall Act of the year -Ebony Reigns-3 Music Awards
New Artist Of The Year – 2017 Ghana Music Awards UK (Winner)
Most Influential Award – 2017 Merit Awards
Best New Artist Of The Year – 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (Nominated)
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Of The Year – 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (Nominated)
Reggae Dancehall Song Of The Year (Kupe) – 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards ( Nominated)
Unsung Category – 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (Nominated)
New Act of The Year/Discovery of the Year – 2016 JiGwe Awards organized by Viasat
Best Dancehall Video – 2016 Bass Awards
Best Female Video and New Discovery (Kupe) – 2016 4syte Music Video Awards
An amazing thing about this 20-years-old sensational musician is how she sparks controversy with how she dresses. Ebony Reigns brand is the bad girl brand. There is no single moment you will see her that she is not dressed semi nu-de or worse.
It’s so bad that it’s even being alleged her punani sometimes shows when she is performing on stage. Interestingly, her parents accept her brand and her father has even warned Ghanaians to stay away from criticising how his daughter dresses.
It was unknown if she was dating as she never made her relationship public.
We would update this post.