Former manager of late Ghanaian artiste, Bullet has served notice that the issue of a video of the artiste circulating on the internet will be dealt with her funeral.
He expressed disgust at the video which shows Ebony and her friend, Franky Kuri at the mortuary. The mortuary attendant working on the bodies is heard telling the person taping the video not to circulate it.
“It is very bad. We need to give respect to the dead. We’ll surely take up the matter after her funeral and make sure whoever took those videos is punished.” said Bullet to Sammy Flex on Showbiz Agenda on Zylofon FM, Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
Ebony died on February 8, 2018 after she was involved in a gory accident on the Kumasi–Sunyani road when she was returning to Accra from Sunyani.
Her one week memorial service at the St. Martin De Porres on Sunday, February 18, 2018 attracted people from all walks of life.
She will be buried on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
Ebony courted a lot of controversy with her actions and inactions.
Her dressing and stage performances especially was a sore point for critics, and some watchers of the music industry in Ghana.
In July 2017, her dad was forced to defend her daughter in an interview with Graphic Showbiz.
“I am supportive of anything my daughter does and anything she wears. I am not ashamed as a father, the truth is that, I choose what she wears and I bless her before she goes out to perform. Some Ghanaians are hypocrites and I am sorry but I am not one of them,” explained Mr. Kwarteng.
“I am not bothered at all. The reason is simple, I know my daughter than anyone else. What people see out there is what we want them to see and that is because she is an artiste and needs a brand that will sell. For God’s sake, she is a Dancehall artiste and she wears what will make her feel confident when performing on stage. Something that will depict the genre of music and songs she churns outs.”
He shared his thoughts on the the perception that his daughter is “bad” girl.
“My daughter is not a bad girl, she is very calm, loving and a respectful person. Whatever she does on stage ends there. She is a different person when she gets home.”
He also spoke about the relationship between himself and his “girl as I usually call her is close to my heart.”
“We are so close that I gave her the go ahead when she told me she wanted to do music. Initially I questioned her decision because, she is a very intelligent girl and was doing extremely well in school and every parent will want his or her child to get to the top of the highest academic ladder. But she insisted music was what she wanted to do. Music is where her heart is and I gave her my blessings. I couldn’t have stopped her because these children are smart.”
Born Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, her song ‘Kupe’ helped her gain mainstream attention in the Ghanaian music industry.
She scored two nominations at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards: Dancehall Artiste of the Year and Best Reggae/ Dancehall Song of the Year .
Ebony was signed to Rufftown Records.