I hate my new life of fame – Late Ebony’s father

Father of the late Ghanaian dancehall/afrobeats artist, Ms Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, known by the stage name Ebony, Nana Opoku Kwarteng, has denied enjoying fame, contrary to perceptions that he was leeching off the death of his 21-year-old daughter to attain fame and money.

According to him, he hates his new status after the demise of his daughter in a tragic motor accident.

“I feel uncomfortable; being in the limelight constantly is very difficult thing to do,” the father of late Ebony lamented.

Many cite his constant willingness to speak to the media, and a rumoured friction between himself and family over cash donations as indications that he was seeking attention.

However, when asked by Prince Tsegah on ‘You Sey Wetin’ on Hitz FM, a local radio station in Accra, how he manages the fame now, he responded saying “it’s not easy, I wish I hadn’t got there, trust me.”

According to him, “everything has changed. I wanted to live my life.”

Although admitting that he doesn’t have much of a choice now, he says “I hate my life now.”

Asked if he will maximise on the fame to engage in any business venture, he responded: “I will need your support to get that done. So I’m counting on you.”


Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

Writer’s email: franklin.asare-donkoh@todaygh.com

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