I will succeed on my talent — Ebony

BY: Elorm Kojo Ntumy

Throwing shades at established artistes and instigating feuds is a strategy many new artistes in the reggae dancehall genre use to get attention and make themselves relevant even when their music is not that good.

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However, new entrant into the genre, Ebony, says she is confident enough in her ability to make it on her own and will not resort to any attention grabbing antics.

In an interview with Showbiz, Ebony, real name, Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng says she does not see any of the female dancehall artistes as a threat.

“I am not here to beef or feud with any of the other female artistes. I just want to concentrate on putting out my music and working hard to build my brand,” she said.

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She said she would not rule out any collaboration with her other sisters in dancehall but said any decision to work with them would depend on the type of song.

Recalling how she got into the music business, Ebony, who described herself as a “bathroom singer,” said she was signed on by her manager after he heard a voice note she sent to him.

“I had been singing for some time in my bathroom until my friend gave me my manager’s number and convinced me to send him a voice note. He was impressed with what he heard and that’s how we started working,” she said.

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Ebony, whose maiden single and its accompanying music video, Dance Floor has been trending on both social and traditional media told Showbiz that despite releasing a Dancehall song, she would not be limiting herself to that particular genre.

“At the moment, many consider me a Dancehall artiste because of my maiden single but I do not want to limit myself to one music genre.

“I am a very versatile artiste who can perform many different genres and I will be demonstrating this to Ghanaians with my songs,” she said.

She unfortunately did not qualify for either the Unsung Artiste of the Year or the New Artiste of the Year categories at the upcoming Vodafone Ghana Music Awards but says she was not disappointed to have missed out.

“I know next year, I will be sweeping all the awards. My song is enjoying massive airplay in Congo and Gabon, which has surpassed my wildest expectations.

“Fans should expect more from me including my new music video, Party in Tokyo, which would be shot in Tokyo. It’s a massive banger and it’s going to be a great song,” she said.