AB Crentsil Cause of Death
Fred Kyei Mensah, a sound engineer, confirmed Alfred Benjamin “A. B.” Crentsil’s death on Facebook. He claims that the musician has been ill for some time. However, AB Crentsil exact cause of his death is unknown.
Fred Kyei Mensah, a sound engineer, confirmed Alfred Benjamin “A. B.” Crentsil’s death on Facebook. He claims that the musician has been ill for some time. However, the exact cause of his death is unknown.
AB Crentsil Biography
Alfred Benjamin “A. B.” Crentsil was a Ghanaian musician who was born in 1943. He was one of Ghana’s “big three” contemporary vocalists.
Crentsil has received various Ghanaian music accolades, including the Fontomfrom Evergreen Award, which is given to a singer who has had 15-20 years of continuous music experience.
He passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
Alfred Benjamin Crentsil Jr. was born in 1943 in Prestea, Gold Coast (now Ghana) to the late Alfred Benjamin Crentsil Sr. and Esi Yaaba.
He was usually referred to as AB junior until his father died in 1984, when he took the name AB Crentsil without the junior.
Takoradi Methodist Primary School and Rev Cleveland Middle School served as his primary and secondary schools, respectively. Following his middle-school exams, AB worked as an electrical apprentice for his father, who was the Works Superintendent of Ghana Railways’ technical branch in Takoradi.
Mr. Thedoh introduced Crentsil to the guitar when he was in middle school. Crentsil grew adept at playing the guitar and began singing along with it.
He was working as an electrician while also performing with the Strollers Band, which was owned by one Kwesi Donkor.
Crentsil has performed with the El Dorados, the Sweet Talks — the latter group, led by Crentsil and Smart Nkansah, was the house band at Tema’s Talk Of The Town Hotel in the 1970s, with Crentsil as a lead singer — and finally the Ahenfo Band.
In 1990, Crentsil constructed a 16-track recording studio. “Devil” is one of his most well-known songs.
Crentsil proceeded to create new albums and received distinctions given to Ghana’s top musicians.
“When burger highlife came and everybody loved it, we all joined the train because we too wanted to make some money,” he always adds, “but one thing I realized is that highlife will always be the original form of music for Ghanaians and we will always come back to it.”
Crentsil and his wife Elizabeth were the parents of eight children.