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Legendary Highlife Musician, A.B Crentsil Confirmed Dead

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Celebrated Ghanaian Highlife music legend A.B Crentsil is dead. Sintim Media confirms this sad news from Music Producer Fred Kyei Mensah as he shared on his official Facebook page on Wednesday morning, 13th July,2022.

Legendary Music Producer Fred Kyei Mensah took to his Facebook page to announce the death of the “Moses” hitmaker and this is what he wrote;

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….FAREWELL AB CRENSTIL.

The original composer and singer of the famous and controversial songs, ‘Moses and Atia’, AB Crenstil, 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.

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His hit songs, ‘Juliana and Obi ba wiase’, cannot be forgotten.

More details soon.  Rest well

Abraham Benjamin Crenstil – Late Ghanaian Highlife Music Legend

Biography of A.B Crentsil

Alfred Benjamin “A. B.” Crentsil (born 1943) was a Ghanaian musician. He is one of the “big three” of contemporary Ghanaian vocalists.

Crentsil won numerous Ghanaian music awards, including the Fontomfrom Evergreen Award, a special hhonor bestowedupon a musician with 15–20 years of continuous music experience. He died on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

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Alfred Benjamin Crentsil Jr was born in Prestea, Gold Coast (present-day Ghana), to the late Alfred Benjamin Crentsil Sr and Esi Yaaba in 1943. He was always known as AB junior until his father died in 1984 when he assumed the AB Crentsil name without the junior.

His primary and middle school education was the Takoradi Methodist Primary and Rev Cleveland Middle School respectively. After his middle-school examinations, AB worked as an electrical apprentice under his father, who was Works Superintendent of the technical branch of Ghana Railwaysat Takoradi.

While in middle school, Crentsil was introduced to the guitar by Mr. Thedoh. Crentsil became proficient in playing guitar and started singing along when playing it. He was simultaneously working as an electrician and playing with the Strollers Band owned by one Kwesi Donkor.

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A.B Crentsil has played with the El Dorados, the Sweet Talks – which latter group in the 1970s, under the joint leadership of Crentsil and Smart Nkansah, were the resident band at The Talk Of The Town Hotel in Tema, with Crentsil as a lead singer and then finally the Ahenfo Band.

Crentsil opened a 16-track recording studio in 1990. “Devil” is among his bbest-known songs.

Crentsil continued to release new albums and won the accolades that are awarded to top musicians in Ghana. As he always says: “When burger highlife came and everybody loved it, we all joined the train because we also wanted to make some money, but one that I realized is that, highlife will always be the original form of music for Ghanaians and we will always come back to it.”

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I don’t take final decision on who wins what at the Central Music Awards — Jungo Speaks

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The Chief Executive Officer for Heritage Event Promotions, Mr. Francis Spio, head of the organizing team for the annual Central Music Awards on Friday took to his official Facebook page to make his stance known with regards to “who wins what” at the forthcoming Central Music Awards 2022.

Mr. Francis Spio – CEO, Heritage Event Promotions

As it’s experienced annually, prior to the big night, the anticipation, controversies and euphoria about potential winners makes the  awards scheme the major topic for discussion in all 22 districts in the region.

The 11th edition of the Central Music Awards look forward to recognize, celebrate and award hardworking musicians from central region nominated in 38 respective categories.

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The event night is scheduled for Saturday, 26th November, 2022 at Glitz City Hotel, Danicom School at Pedu, Cape Coast.

The organizing team has introduced a Black Carpet for the event night which begins at exactly 7PM with the main show at 9PM.

This makes Central Music Awards the first regional award scheme in Ghana to introduce a Black Carpet.

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At this juncture, where we have a week more to witness the big night, many music lovers, Fanbase and relatives are eager to see their favorite musicians win big. This has led to several controversies and false dissemination of information by fans concerning the winners of the awards.

To clarify this misconception, the CEO of Heritage Promotions, Mr. Francis Spio better known as Jungo took to his official Facebook page to address the public. The hardworking CEO stated emphatically that, he is more careful to avoid being entrapped or bribed for an award which will sink his hard earned reputation.

READ ALSO:
History Of Central Music Awards,The First Regional Award Scheme in Ghana

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In a brief submission he wrote;

This is the slippery part of the review year where I am more careful since I see every nominee, friend, acquaintance, family and even team members as Anas Aremeyaw Anas who can entrap me to sink my hard earned reputation by trying to bribe me for award (forgetting I don’t take the final decision on who wins what).

There is a popular saying that everyone has a price, but maybe mine isn’t money but other interest(s) that I haven’t figured it out yet.

I wish all nominees well and I pray God crowns the best out of the numerous.

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Sat. 26th November,2022

Black Carpet :7pm

Main Event 9pm

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regular 30gh..Vip:50gh Vvip:100gh

Venue : Dc Glitz City Hotel (Danicom),Pedu behind Hutchland City

God bless Central Music Awards

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God bless Heritage Promotions

God bless Ghana

Source: Sintim Media

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