Ebony funeral: Dr Lawrence Tetteh to officiate ceremony

BY: Jennifer Ofori-Boateng
Dr Lawrence Tetteh to officiate Ebony's funeral
Dr Lawrence Tetteh to officiate Ebony's funeral

Dr Lawrence Tetteh, Founding President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach will officiate the burial service of the late dancehall singer Ebony Reigns on March 24 at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.

The dancehall songstress died on February 8, 2018, in a gory accident on the Sunyani-Kumasi highway together with a friend Franklina Maame Yaa Tebua Nkansah alias Franky Kuri and a soldier, Lance Corporal Atsu Vondee.

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In the aftermath of her death, the international evangelist disclosed that he took the opportunity to preach to sensational songstress Ebony Reigns about Jesus Christ in a "chance meeting" in Accra a few days before the accident.

Dr Tetteh was named the officiating Pastor of Ebony's burial service on Friday (March 9) at a press conference in Accra.

Speaking at the press conference, the President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kufuor, popularly known as Obuor, who spoke on behalf of Ebony's family announced that the funeral will be preceded by a tribute and vigil concert on March 23 at the La Trade Fair Centre in Accra.

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The MUSIGA President added that the concert will provide musicians who may not be able to attend the funeral the opportunity to perform in her honour.

Mr Kufuor said that after the vigil, all the fans will be conveyed to the funeral grounds the next day for the funeral.

He said Ebony's body will be laid in state from 5 am to 9 am at the forecourt of the State House before the burial service starts at 9 am at the same venue. She will later be interred at the Osu Cemetery in Accra.

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The thanksgiving service, he said, would be held on Sunday, March 25 with a non-denominational church service from 9 am to 11 am at the State House in Accra.

Dr Tetteh for his part urged all Ghanaians to ensure that the funeral was a resounding success and befitting farewell for the 20-year-old musician.

He said: "All of you would have to bear with us, a funeral like this we all have our sentiments, we all have our different approach to planning a programme so its not guaranteed that we would have 100 per cent marks in what we do but lets us all come together in what i call a massive united front".