Nana Poku Kwarteng, father of the late dancehall musician, Ebony Reigns has dismissed claims that there was something spiritual about the black coffin that carried the late artiste’s mortal remains.
Tongues were set wagging on social media during Ebony’s funeral as people read all sorts of meanings into the ‘rare’ black glass casket which had the letter S designed on top of it.
A section of the public speculated that the type of coffin Ebony’s father chose confirmed his alleged involvement in occultism. Others also slammed Rev. Dr Lawrence Tetteh for looking on for such a ‘strange’ coffin to be used in carrying the remains of her daughter in Christ.
Rev. Dr Lawrence Tetteh, founder of UK-based World Miracle Outreach who led the late musician Ebony Reigns to Christ days before her death, has revealed that he was utterly stunned when he saw the black coffin.
According to the renowned preacher, he had paid for a different coffin that had been chosen by Ebony’s parent days before her funeral, only to see the all black casket, a type he says he’s never seen in his life before, but said he couldn’t have determined which coffin to be bought because he wasn’t a family member and that he offered to pay for it out of the love he had for Ebony.
He nonetheless disclosed that he wasn’t the least happy with the black casket adding that the latter’s father informed him only hours to the funeral ceremony that he’d chosen a different coffin from what he (Rev Tetteh) had earlier seen and paid for.
But speaking on Peace FM Saturday, Nana Opoku Kwarteng explained that he settled on that coffin because Ebony was exceptional and her coffin also had to be unique.
“At her funeral, apart myself and Ebony’s mother, everyone else was in black, it was good to see black all over the place and that coffin was also black with the design was first of its kind. And because Ebony was a queen and due to how she suddenly got into the lime light and became a star she needed something different and special to carry her mortal remains, so that informed my very decision on that.”
Asked by the host if there was no spiritual connection to the coffin, Nana Opoku Kwarteng responded, “I will not take that, how could that be…what for? I’m not into it, I couldn’t be in it, no way. She needed all the attention because she was exceptional, we did certain things, we broke protocol to advance to the next level and it worked.”
Ebony died after she was involved in a gory accident on the Kumasi–Sunyani road on February 8, 2018 when she was returning to Accra from Sunyani.
Her friend, Franky Kuri, and a Military Man, Atsu Vondee, who is said to be her bodyguard on board a Jeep from Sunyani also died in the head-on collision with a VIP bus heading towards Sunyani from Kumasi.