MY DAUGHTER DIDN’T LEAVE ANY PROPERTY BEHIND – Ebony’s Father Reveals

Nana Opoku-Kwarteng, father of late Ghanaian Dancehall and Afrobeat artiste Ebony Reigns, has revealed that his late daughter did not make money from music and did not leave behind any property.

Speaking in a one on one interview with Ghanacreativearts.com, Nana Opoku Kwarteng indicated that he’s into music production not mainly to enrich himself because he never saw any money accrued by Ebony’s hard work in the music industry but he is rather into music production to protect and advance Ebony’s legacy.

He added that because Ebony was the first female musician to win the first prestigious Artiste of the Year award in the country’s most certified Music Awards the VGMA, one would think that she was financially successful due to her activities and works at the time.

He lamented at the allegations by a section of the public that he is spending Ebony’s money and insisted that she did not make any significant money neither did she leave properties behind.

Nana Opoku Kwarteng gave instances where gave instances where the late songstress’ former manager, Bullet mentioned in an interview that Wendy Shay is his cash cow to justify his admonishing that her daughter did not make money.

“Bullet said in one interview that Wendy Shay is his cash cow, that alone justifies the fact that Ebony did not make money from music “

EBONY’S FATHER REVEALS THAT EBONY WAS ABUSED SEVERALLY BY HER MANAGER

Nana Opoku Kwarteng, father of the late dancehall musician 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 the least happy with her management due to how poorly they handled her.

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 death.

Boss 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 eulogizing the artiste who lost her life through a gory accident yesterday.

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 bail out. 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 on Peace FM Saturday said even though her daughter told her about the predicament she found herself, 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. 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.”

Ebony lost her life when her car was involved in a head-on collision with a bus while travelling from the Brong Ahafo region to the Greater Accra region where she was expected to travel to Belgium to perform at the Belgium edition of Ghana Meets Naija.

EBONY’S FAMILY PRAISES DR LAWRENCE TETTEH

The Family of the late Dancehall Artiste, Ebony Reigns, has expressed gratitude to Rev. Dr Lawrence Tetteh, a Renowned International Evangelist, for his support to the family since the death of their daughter.

Nana Opoku Kwarteng, the Father of the late Singer, said the family was indeed humbled by the numerous gestures of love, spiritual guidance and immense support Rev. Dr Tetteh had shown the family.

He said this at a news conference in Accra to announce the final funeral rites for the late songstress.

The final funeral rites have been scheduled to take place on March 24 at the forecourt of the State House and interment at the Osu Cemetery.

Ebony Reigns, before her demise, shared a heart-warming picture with Rev. Dr Lawrence Tetteh on social media.

The songstress, who posted the photo on her Instagram page, captioned it; “I enjoyed our meeting today Daddy,” which means that Rev. Dr Tetteh was her ‘Spiritual Father’.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Rev. Dr Tetteh said he was consoled for the fact that he led her to Lord and led her to accept Him as her personal saviour before her untimely death.

Mr Bice Osei Kuffor (Obour), the President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), expressed appreciation to Rev. Dr Tetteh for his support saying; “This tells us that in times of trouble we know who to call on.”

Born on February 16, 1997, Ebony Reigns, known in private life as Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, died in an accident on Thursday, February 8, on the Sunyani-Kumasi stretch, at age 20.

Her death shook the nation with tributes pouring in from politicians, academia, the showbiz fraternity and well-wishers. Some of her colleagues have also released songs in her honour.

In the two years that she spent in the music industry, she won the heart of many Ghanaians releasing hit songs like: Aseda, Maame Hwe, Hustle, Sponsor, Date Your Father, Dancefloor and Kupe.