Photos: Ebony’s funeral attracts high profile personalities, colleague musicians, others
Thousands of sympathizers trooped the Statehouse in Accra to mourn and pay their last their respect to dancehall diva, while others had their own agenda at the burial.
Former Chief of Staff Hon. Julius Debrah led a high powered delegation to the funeral of songstress Ebony on behalf of former President Mahama.
President Mahama who is out of Ghana on a Commonwealth mission in Sierra Leone delegated Hon Julius Debrah to represent him with some of his past appointees.
The delegation included Spokesperson for the former President Hon. Joyce Bawa Mogtari, for Attorney General Marietta Brew Oppong, Hon Nii Lantey Vandapujie, MP for Odododiodio and for Sports minister, Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare, former tourism minister, former Mayor of Accra and current MP for Ablekuma South.
Other members of the delegation includes Hon. Nana Oye Lithur former Women, children and gender protection minister, Alfred Oko Vanderpuye, Hon. Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo MP for Kpon Katamanso and former Greater Accra Minister, Capt(Rtd) Joshua Akamba, NDC deputy organiser, former deputy defence minister Hon. Ken Adjei, Hon Andy Osei former Deputy Ashanti regional minister Hon Ahmed Ramadan a Presidential staffer under President Mahama, Godwin Edudzi Tamaklo, Deputy Greater Accra NDC Youth Organiser and Dzifa Gunu an NDC Youth Activist.
Amidst the sadness and pain, a fan who was dancing to some highlife tunes being played at the burial grounds showed his ‘crazy’ dance moves.
A young man who pretended to be one of the grievers narrowly escaped lynching after he was caught trying to pick-pocket others busily mourning the late ‘Maame Hwe’ hitmaker.
But for the heavy security presence at the funeral grounds, the young man would have suffered what has come be known as a ‘mob justice’.
The final funeral rites of Ebony attracted and the creative arts industry players.
Stonebwoy, Andy, Afia Schwarzenegger, Dabbo, Kwaku Manu, Wanlov, Kojo Antwi, Patapaa, Ex-Doe, Samini, Country Man Songo, Serwaa, were among the many celebrities present.
Ebony died on Thursday, February 8, 2018 together with two other associates when the jeep they were traveling in, slammed into an oncoming VIP bus on the Kumasi – Sunyani road. The driver of the vehicle fortunately escaped death.
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