Contrary to the views by the majority of Ghanaians that dancehall diva, Ebony Reigns was a bad influence on the youths due to her offensive style of dressing and on-stage performances, Minister of Communications and Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu has showered some praises on Ebony Reigns for her short life well lived.
Hon Ursula Owusu at the one-week celebration of Ebony stated that the female dancehall diva used her talent “to the glory of her Maker”.
Although Ebony’s style of dressing was criticised by the majority of Ghanaians, some were of the view that her style of dressing did not depict the culture of Ghana but the Minister of Communications applauded Ebony for making the best out of her life.
Hon Ursula Owusu said:
“She was blessed with talent and she used it to the glory of her maker,” said the minister. “We have lost a treasure. We have lost a beautiful talented human being. We have lost somebody who wasn’t afraid to express her individuality and didn’t care about what anybody said or thought about her. We can all learn something from the short life that she lived here.”
“What is the talent given you by God that you’ve hidden for fear of what people will say about you?” she asked while entreating all to “put [their] talent into fruitful use to glorify God.”
Born Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng lost her life in a gruesome car accident on the Sunyani-Kumasi highway when the car she was travelling in collided head-on with a VIP bus. She died with her friend, Franky Kuri and Atsu Vondee–a military man who was said to be her bodyguard.
Ebony’s one-week celebration saw thousands of Ghanaians troop into the venue–St Martins De Porres in Dansoman, Accra to show their love and mourn the late dancehall songstress.
The date for her final funeral rite has been scheduled to Saturday, March 17, 2018, at a venue yet to be communicated to the general public.