I miss Ebony Reigns – Mzbel

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Singer, Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, popularly known as Mzbel, says she has missed late dancehall diva, Ebony Reigns.

She told Ohemaa Woyeje on Adom FM’s Work and Happiness show on Tuesday that, in her leisure times she watches videos of Ebony Reigns and American singer, Rihanna.

Mzbel eulogised Ebony, saying she knew what showbiz meant when it came to stage performances and handling critics.

Singer Mzbel and presenter Ohemaa Woyeje

She added that Ebony remembered her of her budding days as a musician.

“She reminds me of myself when I was up and coming. It’s nice to be doing something you have the passion for. I like her and I miss her a lot. When I’m home, I watch videos of Ebony and Rihanna because they have similar lifestyles,” she said.

Ebony was killed in a gory accident on the Sunyani-Kumasi highway after visiting her mother on February 8.

Her childhood friend and assistant, Franky Kuri, and their bodyguard also did not survive the crash. She was laid to rest on March 24 at the Osu Cemetary.


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I regret not having a song with Ebony Reigns – Wendy Shay

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Rufftown records signee, Wendy Shay, says one of her wishes was to collaborate with the late Dancehall diva, Ebony Reigns.

She made the revelation in an interview on Adom FM’s Work and Happiness show on Tuesday.

According to the “Bedroom Commando” hitmaker, Bullet wanted them to jump on a song before Ebony met her untimely death.

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Wendy Shay in her Astalavista music video

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“It was very hard [on me]. The plan was to work with her. We had to collaborate. If we supported each other it would have been easy. I am being groomed more like an Afropop artiste and not a dancehall singer so there would’ve been no conflict at all,” she told show host Ohemaa Woyeje.

Wendy is currently promoting her new song dubbed, “Astalavista”.

Watch video of the interview above.

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Akon called Bullet to commend him on Ebony’s ‘Date Ur Fada’ beat – Danny Beatz

Sound Engineer Danny Beatz has said he was amazed when American singer and record producer of Senegalese descent, Akon called RuffTown Records Boss, Bullet on phone to recommend him for the late Ebony’s ‘Date Ur Fada’ beat.

Danny told Kasapa Fm’s Kojo Preko Dankwa on Kasapa Entertainment, he felt appreciated for his work being endorsed by an International artiste who is also a sound engineer.

Explaining how he does the beat making ‘magic’, Danny said, his style of producing beats is different.

“My beat making isn’t magic but I have a different style that helps me a lot. When I started recording Ebony, I was surprised that Akon called Bullet on phone to commend him on the recording of ‘Date Your Father’. He said the beat was different from all beats he’s listened to.” Danny Beatz disclosed.

The talented sound engineer also exhibits his level of creativity as a singer who also writes his own songs.

He has worked with other artistes like Guru, Mzbel, Dobble, Ofori Amponsah, Castro, AK Songstress, 2 Ras and Tutulapato among others.

MUSIGA to meet Bullet and Ebony’s father to resolve issues

The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) will meet with Ricky Nana Agyeman (Bullet) and Nana Opoku Kwarteng, father of late Ghanaian artiste to resolve the issues between them.

The meeting will be held at the office of MUSIGA on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour), president of the union disclosed to Graphic Showbiz newspaper that the music body was not happy about the ugly nature of the disagreement between between Agyeman and Kwarteng.

The two have had a public back and forth about finances and the management of the late ‘Sponsor’ artiste. In an interview, Kwarteng accused Agyeman of handing him only a small percentage of money accrued from the concert held in Ebony’s honour.

The latter also accused the former of being a greedy person, who is not appreciative of even getting more than he deserves.

“Bullet and starboy Kwarteng (Nana Opoku Kwarteng) should sit up and resolve this issue amicably because of the legacy that ebony left behind that they are trying to protect. That legacy cannot be protected without Bullet,” argued Planet on TV3′ New Day on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

“He knows everything about Ebony, he has all the requirements, so Bullet can decide to be part or not to be part and it won’t affect him, but he will still get that glory as the first manager that managed a female artiste to win Artiste of the Year.”

Wendy Shay “could be greater” than my daughter – Ebony’s father

Nana Opoku Kwarteng, father of late Ghanaian artiste, Ebony says that Rufftown Records act, Wendy Shay “could be greater” than his late daughter.

Many people have compared Shay to the late ‘Sponsor’ artiste arguing that she is a replica – a statement herself and label have denied many times.

Speaking with TV3, Kwarteng argued that “no one can replace” his “unique” daughter and then stated that Shay “could be greater.”

“Ohemaa is unique. She is in her own world and class. No one can replace her. Maybe, Wendy Shay could be greater…”stated Mr. Kwarteng

Shay has two hits ‘Uber Driver’ and ‘Bedroom Commando’ to her credit.

Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Efya, R2Bees, OTHERS bag AFRIMM Awards nominations

The 5th Edition of one the Biggest African Music Awards in Diaspora, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMMA) 2018 Awards & Music Festival is fast approaching and the announcement of the nominees list is set to crank up the anticipation. Over the past one year African music stars from around the over 52 countries in the continent has put out beautiful musical works  and the board of AFRIMMA after a thorough and excruciating screening process has come up with these nominees.

African musical heavyweights like Davido, Wizkid, Fally Ipupa, Diamond Platinum, Ali Kiba, Khaligraph Jones , Mr Eazi,  J Hus, Hiro all  earn nomination gongs for a brilliant and consistent year. While fresh talents like Ghana’s Kuami Eugene, Kenya’s Arrowboy, Uganda’s Ykee Benda, South Africa’s Tresor amongst others also earn their first Afrima Awards & Music Festival nomination. This year , AFRIMMA has decided to add another category to the awards show — (AFRIMMA ACHIEVERS AWARD). This category would be celebrating the feats of African stars in the fields of entertainment and sports.

AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival would be taking place at the prestigious ‘House of Blues’, Dallas, Texas on October 7th, 2018 and it promises to be another thrilling edition and probably the best so far. Every year, the bar is raised higher and African music fans can expect no less this year as African music stars align in Dallas, Texas to celebrate the beauty of the music and culture of the continent.

Check out the full nominees list below and head to www.afrimma.com to vote for your favorite artists.

Best Male West Africa
1. Wizkid – Nigeria
2. Tekno – Nigeria
3. Sarkodie   – Ghana
4. Davido – Nigeria
5. Toofan – Togo
6.  J Hus  – Gambia
7. Sidibe Diabate  – Mali
8. Stonebwoy – Ghana
9. Kiss Daniel – Nigeria
10. Mr Eazi – Nigeria
Best Female West Africa
Tiwa Savage – Nigeria
Simi – Nigeria
Efya – Ghana
Adiouza – Senegal
Ebony – Ghana
Josey – Ivory Coast
Vivien Chidid – Senegal
Chidinma – Nigeria
Becca – Ghana
Yemi Alade – Nigeria
Best Male East Africa
Eddy Kenzo – Uganda
Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
Harmonize – Tanzania
Ommy Dimpoz – Tanzania
Sauti Sol – Kenya
Khaligraph Jones – Kenya
Ali Kiba – Tanzania
Bebe Cool – Uganda
Nyashinski – Kenya
Juma Jux – Tanzania
Best Female East Africa
Victoria Kimani – Kenya
Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania
Leyla Kayondo – Uganda
Knowles Butera – Rwanda
Rema  – Uganda
Akothee – Kenya
Nandy  – Tanzania
Sheebah Karungi – Uganda
Juliana Kanyomozi – Uganda
Charly & Nina – Rwanda
Best Male Central Africa
Fally Ipupa – Congo
Hiro – Congo
Numerica – Cameroon
C4 Pedro – Angola
Locko – Cameroon
Maitre Gims – (Congo)
Naza – Congo
Puto Portugues – Angola
Anselmo Ralph – Angola
Kyaku Kyadaff – Angola
Best Female Central Africa
Yola Semedo  – Angola
Shan’l -Gabon
Neima – Mozambique
Rennis – Cameroon
Charlotte Dipanda- Cameroon
Nsoki – Angola
Daphne – Cameroon
Maria Andrade  – Cape Verde
Edmanzia  – Angola
Gasha  – Cameroon
Best Male Southern Africa
Tha Dogg – Namibia
Nasty C – South Africa
Emtee – South Africa
Roberto – Zambia
Cassper Nyovest- South Africa
Tresor- South Africa
EXQ – Zimbabwe
Jah Prayza – Zimbabwe
Shyn – Madagascar
Prince Kaybee – South Africa
Best Female Southern Africa
Ammara Brown  – Zimbabwe
Busiswa – South Africa
Shekinah – South Africa
Mampi  – Zambia
Lady Zamar – South Africa
Babes Wodumo  – South Africa
Sally Boss Madam – Namibia
Shashl__ – Zimbabwe
Ice Queen Cleo – Zambia
Bucie – South Africa
Best Male North Africa
Saad El Majarid
Ihab Amir – Morroco
Chawki – Morocco
Khaled – Algeria
Mohammed  Abbas  – Egypt
Douzi  – Morocco
Amr  Diab – Egypt
Khaled – Algeria
Saber Rebai – Tunisia
Tamer Hosny – Egypt
Best Female North Africa
Kenza Morsli – Algeria
Ibtissam Tiskat – Algeria
Souhila Ben Lachhab – Algeria
Angham – Egypt
Latifa – Tunisia
Amani Swissi – Tunisia
Sandy – Egypt
Sarah Ayoub – Morocco
Samira Said – Morocco
Amal Maher – Egypt
Best African Group
Sauti Sol – Kenya
Mafikizolo- South Africa
Toofan – Togo
B26 – Angola
Mi Casa – South Africa
R2bee’s – Ghana
X-Maleya  – Cameroon
Bracket – Nigeria
Navy Kenzo – Tanzania
Fancy Gadam – Ghana
Crossing Boundaries With Music Award
J Hus – Gambia /UK
Skepta – Nigeria / UK
Stormzy – Ghana/UK
MHD – Senegal/ France
Tobe Nwigwe – Nigeria
Brian Soko – Zimbabwe
French Montana – Morocco/USA
Wale – Nigeria /USA
Young Paris – Congo
Steff London  – Caribbean /UK
Best Gospel
Frank Edwards – Nigeria
Gloria Muliro – Kenya
Beejay Sax – Nigeria
Papa Dennis – Kenya
Miguel Buila – Angola
Joe Mettle – Ghana
Icha Chavons – Congo
Willy Paul – Kenya
Nikkie Laoye – Nigeria
Winnie Mashaba – South Africa
Best Newcomer
Mayorkun – Nigeria
Kuami Eugene – Ghana
Distruction Boyz- South Africa
King Promise – Ghana
Tenor -Cameroon
Dice Ailes – Nigeria
Ykee Benda – Uganda
Arrow Boy – Kenya
Neru Americano – Angola
Afro B  – Ivory Coast
Artist of The Year
Davido – (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz ( Tanzania)
Fally Ipupa- Congo
Wizkid -(Nigeria)
Cassper Nyovest  -(South Africa)
Nasty C -South Africa
Flavour – Nigeria
Sarkodie – Ghana
MHD – Senegal/Gambia
Mafikizolo – South Africa
Best Live Act
Flavour – Nigeria
Ali Kiba – Tanzania
Sauti Sol – Kenya
Stonebwoy – Ghana
Sidiki Diabate – Mali
Yemi Alade – Nigeria
Becca – Ghana
Burnaboy – Nigeria
Fally Ipupa – Congo
Jah Prayzah – Zimbabwe
Best Video Director
Justin Campos – South Africa
Patrick Elis- Nigeria
Dr Nkeng -Cameroon
Enos Olik – Kenya
Avalon Okpe – Nigeria
Godfather – South Africa
Clarence Peters –  Nigeria
Prince Dovlo – Ghana
Sasha Vybz – Uganda
Unlimited LA –  Nigeria
Best Dj Africa
Dj Spinall – Nigeria
Dj Joe MFalme – Kenya
Dj Black Coffee – South Africa
Dj Cuppy – Nigeria
Dj Dollar – Senegal
Dj D-Ommy – Tanzania
Dj Helio Baiano  – Angola
Dj Crème Delacreme – Kenya
DJ Slim- Ghana
Dj Neptune – Nigeria
Best African Dj USA
Dj Tunez – Nigeria
Dj Wagura  – Ethiopia
Dj Fully Focus – Kenya
Dj Deemoney – Nigeria
Dj Silent Killa – Carribeans
Dj Poison Ivy  – Kenya
Dj Ecool – Nigeria
Dj Rell – Sierra Leone
Dj Buka – Nigeria
Dj Shinski – Kenya
AFRIMMA Video of The Year
Shatta Wale – El Gringo
Fally Ipupa – Mannequin feat Keblack & Naza
Falz – This is Nigeria
Wizkid – Soco
Diamond Platnumz ft Omarion – African Beauty
Toofan – Money
Runtown – Energy
Mayorkun – Cheche
Ali Kiba – Mvumo Wa Radi
Cassper Nyovest – Ksazobalit
Music Producer of The Year
Killbeatz – Ghana
Masterkraft – Nigeria
Dr Fizzo – Uganda
Eno Beats – Uganda
The Composers – Nigeria
Tweezy – South Africa
Tud Thomas – Tanzania
Sidiki Diabate – Mali
Kidomminant – Nigeria
Bebe Philip – Ivory Coast
Best African Dancer
Kaffy Dancequeen – Nigeria
The Grove – Angola
Sherri Silver  – Rwanda
La Petite Zota – Ivory Coast
Manuel Canza Laurenzo –  Angola
Moses Iyobo – Tanzania
Ghetto Triplet Kids(Uganda)
Dream chaser Kids   (Nigeria)
Dem3 – Ghana
Didi Emah – Nigeria
Best Rap Act
Shane Eagle – South Africa
Olamide – Nigeria
Zoro – Nigeria
Sarkodie – Ghana
Tha Dogg – Namibia
Casper Nyovest – South Africa
MHD – Senegal
Phyno – Nigeria
Nasty C – South Africa
Khaligraph Jones – Kenya
Best Collaboration
Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid – Ma Lo
Diamond Platnumz ft Neyo – African Beauty
Duncan Mighty  x Wizkid – Fake Love
Heavy K ft Bucie , Wokwazi – Inde
Nasty C ft Runtown – Said
Kwesta ft Wale – Spirit
Fally Ipupa – Mannequin ft Kebzla & Naza
Major Lazer ft Dj Maphorisa , Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna – Particular
Nsoki ft Rayvanny – African Sunrise
Dj Spinall ft Wizkid – Nowo
Song of The Year
Wizkid – Soco
Big Shaq – Man’s Not Hot
Davido – FIA
Distruction Boyz – Omunye
Diamond Platnumz ft Omarion – African Beauty
Afro B – Joanna (Drogba)
Nasty C & Runtown – Said
Duncan Mighty ft Wizkid  – Fake Love
Major Lazer & Dj Maphoriza ft Ice Prince  , Nasty C , Patoranking & Jidenna – Particular
Harmonize ft Diamond Platnumz – Kwangaru
Best Lusophone
C4 Pedro – Angola
Mr Bow – Mozambique
Preto Show – Angola
Nelson Freita – Cape Verde
Anselmo Ralph – Angola
Maira Andrade – Cape Verde
Cakema – Sao Tome
Kyaku Kyadaff – Angola
Puto Portugues – Angola
Yola Semedo – Angola
Best Francophone
Stanley Enow – Cameroon
Fally Ipupa – Congo
Hiro – Congo
Toofan – Togo
Serge Beynaud – Ivory Coast
Dj Arafat – Ivory Coast
Daphne – Cameroon
Numerica – Cameroon
Maitre Gims – Congo
Locko – Cameroon
Best African Dancehall/Reggae Act
Stonewbwoy –  Ghana
Burnaboy – Nigeria
Shatta Wale – Ghana
Timaya – Nigeria
Samini – Ghana
Patoranking – Nigeria
Winky D – Zimbabwe
Yxng Bane – Congo/Angola
Wyre – Kenya
Takana Zion – Guinea
Luol Deng – South Sudan
Trevor Noah – South Africa
Lupita Nyongo – Kenya
Fatma Samoura – Senegal
Kamaru Usman  – Nigeria
Serge Ibaka – Congo
Bismack Biyombo – DRC
D. J Mbenga – Congo DRC
Nigerian Bobsled Team
Djimon Honsou – Benin

Full list of winners at 2018 Ghana Entertainment Awards

The 2018 Ghana Entertainment Awards event came off last Saturday, June 30, at the Schomburg Centre in Harlem, New York.

The second edition of the Ghana Entertainment Awards saw in attendance some big names in entertainment in Ghana.

The award aims to reward personalities who have excelled in entertainment across Ghana, the USA and Canada.

See List of Winners Below.

Best Album – Epistles of Mama (EOM) – Stonebwoy

Best Song – Taking Over – Shatta Wale ft. SM Militants

Best Gospel Act – Joyce Blessing

Best Hiplife/Rap Act – Sarkodie

Reggae/Dancehall Act – Stonebwoy

Highlife Act – Kumi Guitar

Music Producer – Willis Beat

Best Music Video – Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Gyo (PhamousFilmz)

Best Collaboration Taking Over – Shatta ft. SM Militants

Best New Act – King Promise

Best Group   Wutah

Best Female Act – Ebony

Best Male Act Sarkodie

TV Personality (Male) – Johnnie Hughes

TV Personality (Female) – Nana Aba Anamoah

Sport Personality – Asamoah Gyan

Best Entertainment Blog – ameyawdebrah.com

Best Disapora Act – Stormzy

Best Radio Personality (Male) – Abeiku Santana

Best Radio Personality (Female) – Jessica Opare

Best DJ – DJ Vission

Best Entertainer of the Year – Shatta Wale

Best Male Artiste (African) – Davido

Best Female Artiste (African) – Tiwa Savage

Best African/USA DJ – Dj Tunez

Best GH/USA Act – Annisstar 

Best GH/USA DJ – Dj Double Jay

Best New Act GH/USA – Show Boy 

Best GH/USA Gospel Act – Annisstar 

Best GH/USA Prmoter/Event of the Year – Dream GH

Best GH/USA Online TV/Radio Show – ABS Show

Best GH/Canada Act – Bellaa Tee



Charles Ntimoah-Mensah (MR CNN) – 3G MEDIA

Nana Appiah Mensah – ZYLOFON MEDIA


12 People die on road Ebony had accident on

Some 12 people are said to have died in an accident on the Kumasi-Sunyani highway in the Ashanti region.

A starrfmonline.com report states that the accident occurred between a ford minibus registered AS 7257-15 and a Benz cargo truck with registration number GR 2624-14 heading to Dormaa Ahenkro from Kumasi.

The two vehicles had a head-on collision leading to the death of the passengers mostly in the ford vehicle. The driver of the ford also died in the crash.

The midnight incident happened few kilometers from the spot where dancehall artist Ebony lost her life.


Ebony died after she was involved in a gory accident on the Kumasi–Sunyani road on February 8, 2018 when she was returning to Accra from Sunyani.

Her friend, Franky Kuri, and a Military Man, Atsu Vondee, who is said to be her bodyguard on board a Jeep from Sunyani also died in the head-on collision with a VIP bus heading towards Sunyani from Kumasi.

Her funeral service was held at the forecourt of the State House. She was later buried at the Osu cemetery on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Late Ghanaian artiste, Ebony took home at the ultimate at the 2018 Ghana Music Awards.

She won ‘Artiste of the Year’ and two other awards – ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Afro Pop sonng of the Year.’ She made history by becoming the first female and dead artiste to win the ultimate.

Her award was received on her behalf by her former manager, and parents.

Rewarding the Dead is needless – Vicky Zugah

Ghanaian actress Vicky Zugar has expressed her disappointment in the organisers of the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for rewarding the late Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng  popularly called Ebony after her death.

According to her the late Ebony was a good musician without any doubts but rewarding her after her death is needless.

Speaking on SVTV AFrica , Vicky said organisers of awards must learn to appreciate the living rather than appreciating the dead since the living need more encouragement to excel.

Watch video below

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AUDIO: Bullet told me managing “stubborn” Ebony was difficult – Father

Father of late Dancehall Musician, Ebony Reign, Nana Opoku Kwarteng has revealed that her late daughter’s manager, Bullet complained to him on several occasions about how difficult it was to handle the award winning artiste.

According to him, though that could be the case, he expected Bullet and the management team to efficiently discharge their duties to ensure that all was well with Ebony at all times.

“There’s nothing all rosy, all good in this world, stars are very difficult to handle but as a manger you should make sure all is well with your artiste. Honestly Bullet had complained severally that managing Ebony was tough. He himself told me about some female artistes in America who are stars and are very difficult to manage, that means he understood the job he was doing as a manager. If you know this particular thing will fill the car then you buy exactly that, so he should have known that Ebony was stubborn, stars are stubborn, it has always been the case and he knew that. So he had to change the plan, if plan A was not working why didn’t he change to plan B to plan C, that is management. So I had expected this guy to do some more. That time that Nana Hemaa (Ebony) sat in the car to travel was not worth it, as a serious management you couldn’t have allowed that.” he said on Peace FM.

Nana Opoku Kwarteng, accused Ebony’s management team of negligence leading to her death in the gory accident that claimed her life.

He said their failure to monitor her movement was a clear dereliction of duty as they should have known her location and itinerary at every point in time and should have stopped her from embarking on that journey.

Ebony died after she was involved in an accident on the Kumasi–Sunyani road on February 8, 2018 around 11pm  when she was returning to Accra from Sunyani, where she’d gone to see her mother who had returned from abroad.

Her friend, Franky Kuri, and a Military Man, Atsu Vondee, who is said to be her bodyguard on board a Jeep from Sunyani also died in the head-on collision with a VIP bus heading towards Sunyani from Kumasi.

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