'Sponsor', 'Maame Hwe', 'Kupe' among the many other hits that got even those who never thought they will dance to Afropop music on their feet, has today brought tears into the eyes of scores of fans as the ‘90s Bad Girl’ is laid to rest today.

Ebony Reigns as she is popularly known in showbiz perished in a gory car accident in the night of February 8 at Nyamebekyere in the Ahafo Ano South District in the Ashanti Region.

Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng as she is known in personal life was returning from Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, where she went to visit her mother.

She met her untimely death when the Jeep she was riding in collided with a VIP bus coming from the opposite direction.

The dancehall artiste died with two others, her friend Franky and a military man identified as Lance Corporal Francis Atsu Vondee.

Video: Ebony’s friend Franky Kuri laid to rest

Ebony’s father confirmed to JoyNews on the morning of her death that the ‘Maame Hwe’ hit singer was scheduled to go on a tour of Europe to promote her music.

“…I have her visa, it is still with me in the room”, he told JoyNews’ Maxwell Agbagba.

She died a week shy of her 21st birthday.

The body of the late musician was laid to rest at the Osu Cemetary after a funeral service at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra.

Some of the known personalities at the funeral included Catherine Afeku, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture; Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour), President of Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA); Dr Lawrence Tetteh of UK-based World Miracle Outreach, Wanlov, Countryman Songo and Rev Thomas Yawson.

Sammy Awuku of the Youth Employment Agency, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, Nicholas Omane Acheampong and Rex Omar are also at the funeral.

Watch live, the funeral service:

 

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