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Highlife legend A.B. Crentsil reported dead

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Legendary highlife musician, Alfred Benjamin Crentsil, popularly known as A.B. Crentsil has reportedly died at age 79.

The news was announced on Facebook by sound engineer, Fred Kyei Mensah on Wednesday.

According to Fredyma, the veteran musician has been unwell for some time.

“Farewell A. B. Crenstil. The original composer and singer of the famous and controversial songs, ‘Moses and Aba AB Crenstil, has died!

“He had a stint with a lot of bands before joining the Sweet Talks Band with Smart Nkansah and then his own band, Ahenfo. His hit songs, ‘Juliana and Obi ba wiase cannot be forgotten,” the Facebook post read.

Tributes have been pouring in for the legend following the news. With many regarding him as one of the greatest Ghanaian musicians.


With over two decades of experience in the music business, A.B Crentsil has proven himself as a consummate performer with a repertoire of amazing hits to his credits.

He has also won several Excellence Awards including the Fontomfrom Evergreen Award, which is a special honor bestowed upon a musician with 15-20 years of continuous music experience.

AB Crentsil has over the years shown a lot of substance and receiving appreciation and admiration largely for his controversial lyrics. Alfred Benjamin Crentsil in the 1940s at Posten. Had his primary and middle school education at the Takoradi Methodist Primary and Rev Cleveland Middle School respectively.

While in middle school, he learned how to play the guitar. AB became proficient in the playing of the guitar and started singing along when playing the guitar. He joined the Strollers Band and has since played with the El Dorado's, Sweet Talks, and finally the Ahenfo Band.

He was married to Elizabeth with seven children. He recently had a collaboration compilation CD with Obour, entitled "The Best of the Lifes". If you haven't heard his single, 'Moses' then please get his greatest hits album and treat yourself to this pure creative delight.

Crentsil and his wife Elizabeth have eight children.