The parents of late dancehall musician, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng have explained why they chose a black coffin for their daughter.
The coffin which was used to bury Ebony has stoked debates as people question the propriety of using one with a black colour.
Some have said that there could be spiritual connotations to the choice of colour for the casket but Michael Dela, Chief Executive Officer of Gisarg Caskets and Coffins, manufacturers of the coffin used to bury dancehall artiste, has said there is no cause for alarm.
But father of the late musician, Nana Opoku Kwarteng has explained why the family settled on a black coffin for their beloved daughter.
Nana Opoku Kwarteng said the coffin was to signify the name Ebony.
“It’s true that we went to the funeral home with Dr Lawrence Tetteh. We visited many places but we could not get the type of coffin I wanted for my daughter. When we went to Transition (the place where the casket was bought) I saw a very nice one so I chose that one”, he said.
“As a matter of fact, I was looking for something unique for Ohemaa. The reason being that Nana Hemaa was unique. I haven’t seen her type before. I gave birth to the kid and from day one everything suggested to me that she was very special. So I had always wished for something special and unique for her. So when we got there and I saw that particular coffin I settled on it and the payment was done”. he stressed.
Ebony who died in a car accident on 8th February 2018, was buried on 24th March 2018.