The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards last Saturday, April 14, 2018 trilled to its audience an outstanding performance when it held its 19th edition at the Accra International Conference Centre with the theme; “Our Music Beyond Borders”.
The music award is an annual event set to honour and recognize hard working Musicians and Producers in the country and other African talents during the year under review. The 19th edition saw many artists received awards of hard work done for this past period.
Many of the audience were sceptical about who could win the overall title, thus; Artist of the Year category. Among the lots that were interviewed by jeffreykaynews.wordpress.com, many had express different opinion about musicians who truly deserve the crown including the Late Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng known in the showbiz industry as Ebony Reigns.
Some artist won the awards with merits like Highlife Artiste of the Year; Kuami Eugene, Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year Sarkodie, Songwriter of the Year Bullet for ‘Maame Hw3’ among many others. Few of the artist had theirs questioned which generated lots of controversies over the weekend. Some of which includes: Hiplife Song of the Year which saw Fancy Gadam winning the award over Patapa’s One Corner hit song.
Lots of the audience raised concerns why One Corner by Patapaa ft. Ras Cann could not wrestle with the others.
The late Ebony Reigns was nominated among many categories such as Artist of the year, Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Highlife Song of the Year, Afropop Song of the Year, Song of the year and Album of the year.
Many of the audience could not resist but shed tears when the late artist had her song crooned by MzVee, Efya, Adina and Music Legend Akosua Agyapong.
Ebony’s voyage throughout the music industry has been regarded as legendary as she impacted positively in the lives of many fledgling folks. Her career shined when she was discovered by musician Bullet from Ruff n Smooth and then signed unto his Ruff Town record label.
She emanated with her first single, “Dancefloor“, in December 2015, with a video and audio release. The song became a radio hit, landing her Ghana’s favorite. Her hard work has really paid as she swept away many awards making her win the ultimate price titled: Artist of the year.
The late artist died instantly through road crash on February 8, 2018 whilst returning from Sunyani to Accra after a visit to her mother. She perished with two of her friends named Franklina Yaa Nkansah Kuri and Soldier Atsu Vondee of the Ghana Arm Forces.
Ebony painfully died eight days to her 21st birthday. She was given a befitting burial by the state and was buried on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Osu Cemetery.