CELEBRATION of life begins for the late Ghanaian Highlife veteran, AB Crentsil with a one week observation service at the Bethel Methodist Church, Tema Community 8 on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
AB Crentsil known for several hits songs such as Devil, Atia, Juliana, I Go Pay You Tomorrow, Papa Shamo, Ayen among other songs died at The Bank Hospital, Accra on Wednesday, July13, 2022.
According to the Abrodze Ebusua of Ewoya family, after the service, the celebration will continue with a gathering at the Community 8 Number 2 School Park where the final funeral and burial plans would be made known.
AB Crentsil was born in 1943, in Prestea in the Western Region. He had his primary and middle school education at the Takoradi Methodist Primary and Rev Cleveland Middle School respectively.
After his middle-school examinations, he worked as an electrical apprentice under his father, who was Works Superintendent of the technical branch of Ghana Railways at Takoradi.
While in middle school, he was introduced to the guitar by a Mr Thedoh. AB Crentsil became proficient in playing guitar and started singing along when playing it.
He was simultaneously working as an electrician and playing with the Strollers Band owned by one Kwesi Donkor.
He has played with bands such as El Dorados, Sweet Talks and his own band, Ahenfo.
He won numerous Ghanaian music awards, including the Fontomfrom Evergreen Award, a special honour bestowed upon a musician with 15–20 years of continuous music experience.
At the 2013 MTN Legends and Legacy (LAL) Ball at the Accra International Conference Centre(AICC) AB Crentsil was honoured for the immense contribution he had made to the progress of popular music in this country.
On December 30, 2017, a concert dubbed A Tribute to AB Crentsil was held in his honour at the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill in Accra.