Ivorian filmmakers have revealed they were hit by the demise of dancehall artiste Ebony Reigns.
The filmmakers, who were present at the nominees’ announcement of Golden Movie Awards which took place at Le Palais de la Culture in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire were full of praise for the ‘Maame Hwe’ singer.
“I watch and follow some of the Ghanaian stars so I know some them. John Dumelo, Majid and being in the film industry, I get to be part of certain things...I know Sarkodie and other singers.
"I was really saddened by the singer that passed away just recently,” Ivorian film star, Stephane Zabavy told JoyNews’ MzGee.
Another renowned star, Eric Ahinaro, was also the MC for the Golden Movie Awards Africa described Ebony’s death as “brutal”.
“It was a huge loss. Everybody loves Ebony, she used to be pretty and she is still pretty in our memories. The loss was also so brutal, it affected the fans here. It is a huge loss,” he said.
Watch the video as the filmmakers also speak fondly of the presence of the Golden Movie Awards scheme in their country.
The main awards come off on June 2, 2018, at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
Watch the video:
Have your say
More Entertainment Headlines
- VGMA@20: Oragnisers fail to announce 'Artiste of the Year' due to Shatta, Stonebwoy fight
- VGMA@20: Sarkodie crowned ‘Artiste of the Decade’
- VGMA@20: “You are my son” – Amakye Dede crowns Kuami Eugene
- “I’m really sorry” - Stonebwoy apolgises for pulling gun at VGMA@20
- Video: VGMA@20: Stonebwoy pulls gun as Bhim Nation, Shatta Wale camps clash
- Photos: Fashion moment on the Red Carpet of VGMA@20
- VGMA@20: Check out winners at 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards
- VGMA@20: Live updates of 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards
- I’m rooting for Kuami Eugene to win ‘Artiste of the Year’ – Okyeame Kwame
- Video: Watch 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards live
- Arnold Schwarzenegger drop-kicked at South Africa event
- It's fraud when artiste don't perform live – Samini
- Staying united secured our success - Daughters of Glorious Jesus
- Kwesi Arthur, Chris Attoh, Dumelo, others headline week's entertainment news
- Give underground artistes slots on big shows – Rapper Ikroniq pleads