One of Ghana’s celebrated Highlife musician, Alfred Benjamin Crentsil (A.B. Crentsil) has been reported dead.
The 79-year-old musician is said to have died in the morning of Wednesday, July 13
The news was announced in a Facebook post by recording engineer, Fred Kyei Mensah (Fredyma)
“FAREWELL AB CRENSTIL. The original composer and singer of the famous and controversial songs, ‘Moses and Aba’ 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. His hit songs, ‘Juliana and Obi ba wiase cannot be forgotten”
A. B. Crentsil was one of the “big three” of contemporary Ghanaian vocalists. Crentsil won numerous Ghanaian music awards, including the Fontomfrom Evergreen Award, a special honor bestowed upon a musician with 15–20 years of continuous music experience.
He was born in Tarkwa in 1943. He played in the El Dorados Band, Sweet Talks, Talk Of The Town and later his own Ahenfo Band.