Tributes pour in following the death of Ghanaian music legend AB Crentsil

Tributes pour in following the death of Ghanaian music legend AB Crentsil

Tributes pour in following the death of Ghanaian music legend AB Crentsil. Image: Twitter @pkparkcess

TRIBUTES flooded social media on Wednesday, July 13 following the news that Ghanaian music legend AB Crentsil had died.

Highlife legend AB Crentsil has passed away at age 79 after a short illness, leaving behind thousands of mourning fans across the world.

Sounds engineer Fred Kyei Mensah, better known as Fredyma, revealed the news via Facebook: “FAREWELL AB CRENTSIL. The original composer and singer of the famous and controversial songs, ‘Moses and Atia’, AB Crentsil, has died!

“He had a stint with a lot of bands before joining the Sweet Talks Band with Smart Nkansah and then his own band, Ahenfo. His hit songs, ‘Juliana and Obi ba wise’, cannot be forgotten.”

Born in 1943, Crentsil was considered one of the “big three” contemporary Ghanaian vocalists, according to local reports.

He won numerous Ghanaian music awards, including the Fontomfrom Evergreen Award, which is the equivalent of a Lifetime Music Award.

Tributes began pouring into social media platforms after news broke about the popular musician’s death.

“I miss my Uncle Willie Roi now. Rest Well AB Crentsil..Ano dahčč 3keka ns3m nti monfa aduane nshem,” one person said.

“Legends like Alfred Benjamin Crentsil popularly know as AB Crentsil don’t die, they continue to speak 🗣 to us in their songs,” said another person.

Another Twitter user wrote: “Highlife Musician AB Crentsil has passed on today at the age of 79, after a short illness. He was the composer of hit songs like Moses, I Go Pay You Tomorrow, Ayen, Obi Baa Wiase, Odo Ye, Gyae Me Life Ma Me, Ye Wo Adze a Oye and Angelina. May his soul rest in peace.”

“SAD NEWS 😥 Popular Musician Alfred Benjamim Crentsil has passed on today. May His Soul Rest In Peace,” one person said.

“Rest in peace to a legend,” another wrote.

One person said: “RIP AB Crentsil. Gone But Never Forgotten🙏🏾”

“RIP  🙏🏽❤️,” said another.

“We indeed here for a good time and not a long time,” another person wrote.


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