“Hard work pays,” those were the words uttered by the father of the late Ebony Reigns as he held the prestigious gong that had been won by his daughter.
The tributes for the late dancehall queen had just come full circle. The family stood there with all the pride they can muster in what is a very trying time for them. And as was stated during the presentation of the award, it is not easy to be seated to hear so many people talking about your loss. All these fans in their own way paying tribute and her tracks blaring from the speakers.
It is no mean feat but they managed it. Bullet was there along with the rest of the crew from Midas Touch and Ruff Town. They all stood there to accept the award posthumously on behalf of Ebony Reigns. Their combined hard work had been rewarded, they had made it.
The memory of Ebony Reigns was preserved, enhanced and immortalised at the 19th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Leading up to the event, calls for her to be awarded with the gong posthumously intensified. The public wanted to immortalise her memory, this a very nice gesture. One very few critics could find holes to punch in. But the truth of the matter is this she deserved to win. This was more than an immortalisation, it was the promotion of meritocracy.
The rewarding of hard work and the confirmation that indeed dreams fo come true. She may be gone now but the fact is her impact will be fact for years to come within the country. Her competitors for the gong will all privately admit she deserved it on merit, funny how she chose the name Ebony Reigns as her professional moniker but it is apt in the sense that on this day Ebony did Reign.
This doesn’t only prove that she won in a male dominated category but also she’s a perfect example of an independent hard-working Ghanaian woman.
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