Ebony Reigns

Ebony Reigns: full biography, age, boyfriend, SHS days, awards, parents

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Who is Ebony Reigns? Biography

Known in private life as Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, Ebony Reigns was a Ghanaian highlife singer, songwriter, and performer.

Until her demise on February 8th, 2018, Ebony Reigns as she was widely known had dramatically become the toast and wonder girl of many Ghanaians, churning out hits upon hits!

She was almost about celebrating her 21st birthday in February, 2018, but sadly did not live to see that day.

Ebony Reigns Age and Date of Birth

Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng aka Ebony Reigns was born on February 16th, 1997 in Accra, Ghana.

She did not live to see her 21st birthday, as she died in an accident on Thursday, February 8th, 2018.

Ebony Reigns Parents, Hometown, Family

Ebony as she was popularly referred to by all and sundry, was born to Madam Beatrice Oppong Marthin and Nana Opoku Kwarteng.

Her parents divorced when she (Ebony Reigns) was very young.

Miss Ebony who lived all her life as Daddy’s girl because her mother travelled to live in the UK after divorcing her father, was affably called Nana Hemaa or Ohemaa {Queen} by her dad, and other close relatives.

Ebony Reigns father Nana Poku Starboy Kwarteng.
Before & After: Ebony Reigns with her Dad, Nana Poku Starboy Kwarteng.

Note that Ebony’s real father, Mr. Opoku Kwarteng who’s nicknamed ‘Starboy Kwarteng‘ — yeah, the one in her ‘Sponsor’ Music Video — is said to be a Chief of one of the towns in the Ashanti Region!

Ebony Reigns Early Life & Education, SHS

Ebony Reigns who had warmed herself into the hearts of many Ghanaians especially the youth with her se.ductive stage craft and pro.vocative dress plus her ‘wild’ stage antics —- something her father saw nothing wrong with — was born and raised in Dansoman (Last Stop), a suburb of Accra, Ghana.

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Young Ebony Reigns with friends

She started her early education at the Seven Great Princess Academy located at Lartebiokorshie/Dansoman, Accra, Ghana, West Africa.

At this juncture, BieGyaNation.Com would like you to know exclusively that the Ebony Reigns you loved to see sing, dance, gyrate, wine and dine on stage was once known as “CORRUPTION” in school! Yes, you read right!

And I mean, the word “Corruption” — I bet you never knew this ‘little secret’ (Remember where you first ‘heard’ it! Looooolxxxxx).

She was known to be one ‘bad’ or ‘stubborn’ girl in school — and very jovial, too. No wonder she continuously referred to herself as the ‘The Original 90s Bad Gyal’ going with the tag: #original90sbadgyal.

In fact, one of Ebony’s classmates at Seven Great Princess Academy, Alhaji Wizboi Ayobami Abed tells BieGyaNation.Com that they both used to ‘copy-copy’ or ‘steal’ from each other a lot! Lolx!

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Ebony Reigns’ school days with her classmates

Ebony, the #original90sbadgyal had her Senior High education at the Methodist Girls High School at Mamfe in the Akuapim North District of the Eastern Region of Ghana.

She dropped out of school sometime in 2015 to peruse her music career – a decision she claims her father, Mr. Opoku-Kwarteng, agreed to.

Ebony Reign Music Career: Hit Songs

Ebony was discovered the same year she dropped out of school by well-known Ghanaian artiste & entrepreneur, Bullet (Ricky Nana Agyemang) — the other half of the music duo, Ruff N Smooth.

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Ebony Reigns with manager Bullet in happy times

Bullet signed her (Ebony) to his record label — Ruff Town Records, and Mediastouch Inc (Owned by Gatdoe, Opoku Oppong Kwabena).

The new signing happened a day after he (Bullet) had listened to a recording of her voice she (Ebony) had earlier sent him (Bullet).

She had her management team as: Ruff Town Records & Mediastouch Inc (Owned by Gatdoe, Opoku Oppong Kwabena).

Bullet has since been very instrumental in the making of about 95% of all Ebony’s hit songs. 

Ebony released her first single (song) titled, “Dance Floor” with accompanying visuals (video) in December 2015.

After the release of her first single Dance Floor, she (Ebony) got her first nomination in the Unsung Category of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, 2016.

Currently, Ebony has these hit songs which are still being enjoyed both on-air and off-air: Poison, Kupe, Ediot, Date Ur Fada, Sponsor, Maame Hw3, Hustle, etc.

Ebony Reigns Relationship & Boyfriend

When Ebony Reigns was alive, she was always said to be in an amorous relationship with O Gee or  OgeetheMc, a member of RuffTown Records.

And this is something they both never denied nor confirmed.

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Ebony Reigns with ‘boyfriend’ O Gee #ogeethemic

Others also concluded, with some strong convictions, that her manager, Bullet was dating and b0nking her real hard behind the scenes.

In a sh0cking revelation, an alleged video of her (Ebony) and her closest pal Franklina Yaa Nkansah Kuri passionately k!ssing popped up days after their demi$e.

Watch the video below:

Ebony Reigns allegedly caught kissing her partner, Franky Kuri

Ebony Reigns Demise (Death)

In the late evening (around 11:30pm) of Thursday, February 8th, 2018, Ebony Reigns, together with her longtime friend Franklina Yaa Nkansah Kuri and military officer Lac Francis Atsu Vondee, sadly passed on after their Black Jeep collided head-on with a KIA Grand Bird VIP bus that was heading towards Sunyani from Kumasi. 

Read more here: Ebony Reigns d!es with friend Franky Kuri & Soldier Francis Vondee in an acc!dent

Ebony Reigns Franky Kuri soldier Lac Francis Atsu Vondee.
Ebony Reigns, Franky Kuri & soldier Lac Francis Atsu Vondee

Ebony met her untimely death after she had earlier visited her mother, Beatrice Oppong Marthin in Sunyani, and was returning to Accra from Sunyani with her crew.

Ebony Reigns dad Starboy Kwarteng & mother Beatrice Oppong Marthin.
Ebony Reigns’ dad Starboy Kwarteng & mother Beatrice Oppong Marthin at her funeral

The driver of the black Jeep, Chartey Oko, was the only surviving member of the late Ebony’s crew on that fateful day.

Ebony Reigns Awards & Nominations

The speed with which Ebony travelled in the music industry in just a blink of an eye was quite impressive. Here are the awards she won and nominations she had before leaving this world:

The Year 2018 Awards

  1. 1. Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Artiste of the Year ——-Winner (Posthumous)
    2. Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Afro Pop Song of the Year (Sponsor) —– Winner (Posthumous)
    3. Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Album of the Year ————————— Winner (Posthumous)
    4. 3 Music Awards Female Act of the year ———————————-Winner (Posthumous)
    5. 3 Music Awards Song of the year (Sponsor) —————————— (Nominated)
    6. 3 Music Awards Reggae Dancehall Act of the year ———————- (Nominated)

The Year 2017 Awards

  1. Ghana Music Awards UK 2017 — New Artist Of The Year ——- Winner
  2. Bass Awards 2017— Artiste oF The Year —————Winner
  3. GN Bank People’s Celebrity Awards 2017 — Favourite Female Musician ———- Winner
  4. 4syte Music Video Awards — Best Female Video and New Discovery (Kupe) ——- Winner
  5. Merit Awards 2017— Most Influential Artiste ———- (Nominated)
  6. Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Unsung Artiste of the Year —— (Nominated)
  7. Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Best New Artiste Of The Year ——-(Nominated)
  8. Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Of The Year ————(Nominated)
  9. Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Reggae Dancehall Song Of The Year (Kupe) ——(Nominated)

The Year 2016 Awards:

  1. Vodafone Ghana Music Awards — Unsung Category —– (Nominated)
  2. Bass Awards 2016 —- Best Dancehall Video (Dance Floor) ————- Winner
  3. Bass Awards 2016 —- New Discovery ———————(Nominated)
  4. Jigwe Awards by Viasat1 — Discovery of the Year ——(Nominated)

Watch Ebony Reigns’ last video before she pa$$ed on:

Ebony Reigns last video before her death

SOURCE: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com

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