Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng popularly known by the stage name Ebony, was a Ghanaian dancehall/Afrobeats artist born on February 16, 1997 in Dansoman, a suburb of Accra. She is known for her hit songs “Poison” and “Kupe”.
She had her basic education at Seven Great Princess Academy in Dansoman, Accra and her high school education at Methodist Girls High School, Mamfe in the Akuapim North District of the Eastern Region, Ghana, though she did not graduate due to her pursuit of a music career.
Ebony began her career in music after she was discovered by musician and entrepreneur Bullet from Ruff n Smooth, and was signed to his Ruff Town record label. In December 2015, she released her first single, “Dancefloor” and the song became radio hit, landing her a nomination for the “unsung” category at the 2016 Ghana Music Awards. In March 2016 she released her major hit single “Kupe” and was signed to Ruff Town Records and Midas Touch Inc.
In April 2017, Ebony was arrested for “indecent exposure” for exposing her breast while wearing a mini-skirt at a passport office in Accra as she attempted to travel to Tokyo for her concert.
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She has received various awards and nominations; In 2017, she was awarded the Artiste of the Year at the Bass Awards 2017. She also won the People’s Celebrity Awards 2017 for Favorite Female Musician.
Ebony died on February 8, 2018 which is a week before her 21st birthday in a traffic collision while returning from a visit o her mothers’. She died alongside soldier Atsu Vondee and her assistant Franklina Yaa Nkansah Kuri.