Numerous well-known Ghanaian figures descended in Tema, a seaside city, for the final funeral ceremonies of famed singer Alfred Benjamin Crentsil, well known by his stage name A.B. Crentsil.
Today, Crentsil departs for home in a sombre ceremony in Tema, and many prominent members of the community have travelled there to pay their respects.
Celebrities at the event include rapper Michael Owusu Addo aka Sarkodie, veteran broadcaster Gilbert Aggrey, popularly known as Abeiku Santana and gospel musician, Gifty Adorye, also known as Empress Gifty.
Other veteran musicians such as Pat Thomas, Rex Omar and Diana Hopeson, among others, also turned up.
Meanwhile, politicians such as ex-President John Dramani Mahama and Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyeremanten, also appeared at the funeral.
One of the pioneers of Ghanaian highlife, Crentsil died at the age of 79 in July 2022.
He was known for songs such as ‘Moses’, ‘Atia’, ‘Obi Baa Wiase’, ‘Angelina’, ‘Papa Samo’, ‘Yewo Adze Oye’, among others.
Below are some highlights from the burial rites.