Ebony Reign[/caption] Looking back at one’s progress in life is always essential for growth and also improves all aspects of a person’s life. A lot of jaw-dropping issues happened from the beginning of the year and this piece will focus on some of the stories that made headlines in Ghana’s entertainment industry in the year under review – 2018. Top on the list, of course, was the sudden death of controversial Dancehall musician Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, popularly known as Ebony Reigns. The “Sponsor” hitmaker met her untimely death on Februa ry 8, 2018 in a gruesome road accident while returning from a trip to Sunyani where she had gone to visit her mother. Although the young songstress was widely criticized for her provocative way of dressing and choice of song lyrics, Ebony’s death hit hard at most Ghanaians with many blaming it on the poor state of roads in the country. Fast forward April 2018, Ebony Reigns made history as the first Female musician to win the coveted Artiste of the Year Award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, beating off stiff competition from Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie and 2017 Artiste of the Year winner, Joe Mettle to win the enviable award. The “Poison” hitmaker also won 3 other awards for the hit songs she churned out under the year of review. In May 2018, Actor John Dumelo’s marriage to Gifty Mawunya Nkornu at a private ceremony in Accra became the talk of town after rumours emerged that the on screen ‘bad boy’ was involved with another lady who got broken hearted due to the wedding. Meanwhile, Broadcast Journalist Kofi Okyere Darko leading to John Dumelo’s wedding found himself in hot waters after a comment he made with regards to Ghanaian female celebrities and marriage. He wrote on social media “Got me wondering why most men in the public eye settle for quiet/unknown women and not the ones all over. That could be a lesson for some of our sisters ooo.” This statement, as expected, did not go down well with some female celebrities including Yvonne Okoro, Lydia Forson, Sandra Ankobea, Juliet Ibrahim and others.