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Ghana’s music industry has lost a great talent, Samira Bawumia, wife of Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said in memory of dancehall artiste Ebony Reigns.
Ebony and two others died in a car crash on Thursday, 8 February 2018.
“It is sad to hear of the passing of @ebony_reigns. The music industry has lost a great talent and she will be sorely missed by all of her fans. My condolences to her family and the families of her two companions who also passed away. May they rest in peace,” Mrs Bawumia tweeted.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Dr Bawumia, former president John Mahama and host of celebrities in the country have all tweeted to commiserate with the families of the deceased.
Ebony was discovered by renowned musician Bullet of Ruff n Smooth fame when she sent a recording of her voice and was signed to his Rufftown record label just a day after listening to the recording.
Ebony came out with her first single, "Dancefloor", in December 2015. The song became a hit on radio landing her nomination for the unsung category at the 2016 Ghana Music Awards. In March 2016, Ebony released her major hit single "Kupe".
Her latest song “Maame Hwe” is enjoying massive airplay across the country.
It is sad to hear of the passing of @ebony_reigns. The music industry has lost a great talent and she will be sorely missed by all of her fans. My condolences to her family and the families of her two companions who also passed away.— Samira Bawumia (@SBawumia) February 9, 2018
May they rest in peace.
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