Ebony Reigns dead: President Akufo-Addo pays tribute to ‘extremely talented’ star

Emma Powell
Paying tribute: Musician Ebony Reigns

The President of Ghana has paid a touching tribute to musician Ebony Reigns after she died in a car crash.

The Afrobeat and Dancehall performer – real name Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng – was driving to Accra, Ghana, following a trip to Sunyani with two friends when their car collided with a bus.

President Akufo-Addo tweeted his “deepest condolences” in the wake of her death, describing the 20-year-old as “extremely talented”.

He wrote: “Saddened by the news of the death of the young, but extremely talented female artiste, Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, aka Ebony Reigns.

“By all accounts, she had a very promising music career. My deepest condolences to her family, and to the families of the two others who died in the tragic accident. #RIPEbony.”

Reigns was rushed to Bechem Government Hospital following the crash, but she later died from her injuries.

Her two friends were also killed in the crash, while the driver of the bus is still being treated in hospital.

Tragic loss: Musician Ebony Reigns has died age 20

Former President John Mahama also tweeted his condolences, posting: “RIP #Ebony. A talented life cut short. My favourite track on domestic violence and relationships, ‘maame hwe’.”

Ghanaian singer-songwriter Becca, real name Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong, tweeted: “EBONY...This is beyond sad.A great talent, free-spirited and ever bubbly girl.

“May God comfort your family and loved ones. Now everyone sees the good in you cos you’re gone,it’s a shame!

“To the families of Franky and the soldier,may the Lord hold you strong at this very sad time.”