Nana Opoku Kwarteng, father of the late dancehall musician Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, known in the entertainment industry as ‘Ebony Reigns’ has revealed that his daughter was verbally abused on several occasions by her manager, Bullet of Rufftown Records
According to him, Ebony at the latter part of her music career, was not happy with her management since they handled her poorly.
There were reports that the young award winning artiste was actually bent on parting ways with the record label that discovered and made her a star days before her demise through an accident on the Kumasi-Sunyani road.
The Chief Executive Officer of the wealthy media organization Zylofon Media, Nana Appiah Mensah disclosed that Ebony, prior to her demise, asked him to pay Bullet off so she could join Zylofon Media and be free.
He disclosed this in a tweet while eulogizing the artiste who lost her life in a gory accident on February 8 at Nyame Bekyere near Mankranso in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region and two others, Francisca Nkansah and Lance Corporal Francis Atsu Vondee
Nana Appiah Mensah’s tweet said “we had a fruitful meeting and reached an agreement just last Tuesday. Please help me pay him for my bailout. I want to be free. I hope you’re free now & finds absolute peace in the bosom of the almighty God. Let’s pay critical attention to our female artists”.
Ebony’s father, Nana Opoku Kwarteng in an interview with an Accra based Peace FM on Saturday said even though her daughter told him about her predicaments, worried as he was, he couldn’t really do much to free her from the shackles of Rufftown Records because Ebony was bound to a contract.
"She told me about the abuse severally, she was not happy with her management led by Bullet. She complained bitterly about her situation but as a father who so much loved his daughter that hurt me. I was always praying for her to get out of that situation but there was a contract she’d signed, so she needed to abide by that, she had no option. I just kept my cool about what she was going through.”