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Ebony’s funeral in limbo as father says venue and date may change

The date and venue for the funeral of deceased dancehall artiste Ebony Reigns may change due to hiccups in arrangements.

According to Ebony’s father Nana Poku-Kwarteng who spoke to Peace FM’s Kwasi Aboagye over the weekend, the family was encountering challenges of getting a venue for the funeral.

Earlier, it was announced that the funeral would be held at the Independence Square on 17th March 2018 but Nana Poku indicated that the venue had already been booked.

Photos: Ebony’s family attends Franky Kuri final burial

“The venue is the challenge, we earlier had the indication that we could hold it at the Independence Square but as it stands now it has been booked by Aglow International. The forecourt of the State House has also been booked by the Canadian High Commission on that same day,” Mr. Kwarteng told Kwasi Aboagye.

He, therefore, stated that the family would be meeting the Chief of Staff on Monday, 5th March 2018 to finally decide on what to do.

Related: Video of Mortuary man touching corpses of Ebony and Franky Kuri

According to the father, the outcome of the meeting will determine where and when the funeral will be held.

Ebony Reigns born Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng died on February 2018 in a gory car accident with three other.

Meanwhile, her partner, Franky Kuri was buried last weekend, March, 3 and she had support from late Ebony’s family at her final burial.

More on Ebony’s death

Speaking of reasons why Nana Poku Kwarteng didn’t dress in all black to mourn her daughter Ebony, father of late dancehall act, Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, popularly known as Ebony Reigns revealed why he has been seen in all-white clothes after the passing of his daughter in a car crash.

His choice of clothes was as a result of what his customs demanded in the event of a death of his family member.

According to the Akan custom, a father was supposed to wear white clothes if he was losing a child for the first time.

Mr. Nana Poku Kwarteng’s way of dressing, as indicated by the spokesman for the family, was in line with the Akan tradition and there was nothing wrong with it. The mouthpiece of the family also vehemently ruled out the connection of Ebony’s father’s choice of clothing to any form of ritual or occultism.

More to come…

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