Today, February 8, 2019, marks exactly two years since the tragic demise of the late afrobeats/afro-dancehall performer, Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng “Ebony Reigns”.
She died in a gruesome road accident that occurred on the Sunyani-Kumasi road.
Ebony and three other persons were on board a Jeep with registration AS 497-16, travelling from Sunyani to Kumasi when a head-on collision with a VIP bus heading towards Sunyani from Kumasi occurred.
Her death shook the industry. Tears were all over Ghana and on the internet as well.
She was a young, energetic, resilient and hardworking woman who was on her way to success – in fact, she was almost there when the inevitable quietus took her away from her loved ones and the music industry.
Ebony Reigns was less than two years old in the industry but her impact was beyond those with a decade of experience.
Two years on, many Ghanaian are still in shock Ebony is no longer part of the living. While many continue to express their love for her, others went ahead to pay tribute to the 2018 Artiste of the Year.
They took to social media to share their grieve
Keep reigning, Ebony Reigns ❤️🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/2jrrMjwgQJ— ARMANI🤴🏾BLACKWELL (@kinjorge) February 8, 2020
When Reigns It Pours: Remebering Our Sister #EbonyReigns— MOTIONHYPE OFFICIAL (@MotionHypeGh) February 8, 2020
Today is exactly two years since she passed in a very horrible vehicle accident on Feb. 8, 2018, just 8 days before her 21st birthday. She is the First & Only female musician in Ghana to win the Artist of the Year award pic.twitter.com/04EvvLGOWL
Exactly two years ago, the world woke up to the shocking news of your death! Today your legacy has become a blueprint for a lot of new artistes! Continue to rest well Ohemaa!! #EbonyReigns #RememberingEbony pic.twitter.com/QisHpVRY6B— mygoodness (@mygoodnessgh) February 8, 2020
Ebony Reigns and will Reign forever— Fiifi Adinkra (@fiifiadinkra) February 8, 2020
2years today we woke up to the saddest news of your demise through a fatal crash on a bad road. The news made rounds, government mourned and assured NEVER AGAIN. We thought it would have been the last but many more are perishing on our roads.— TINKAppah (@NKwameAppah) February 8, 2020
SLEEPWELL @ebony_reigns#ArriveAlive pic.twitter.com/bvlZbbcw8l
RIP to Ebony Reigns 🥺❤️— Lady P🥀 (@ScillaBby01) February 8, 2020