Ghanaian Highlife legend, Alfred Benjamin Crentsil, professionally known as AB Crentsil has passed away at the age of 79 years.
The death of the celebrated singer was confirmed by sounds engineer, Fred Kyei Mensah better known as Fredyma on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 in a Facebook post.
“FAREWELL AB CRENSTIL. The original composer and singer of the famous and controversial songs, ‘Moses and Atia’, 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,” the post read.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with GhanaWeb, Fredyma intimated that the veteran singer had been sick for some time now.
Tons of tribute have poured in for the late composer.
Below is a brief biography of A.B. Crentsil
With over two decades of experience in the music business, A.B Crentsil proved himself as a consummate performer with a repertoire of amazing hits to his credit.
He also won several Excellence Awards including the Fontomfrom Evergreen Award, which is a special honor bestowed upon a musician with 15-20 years of continuous music experience.
AB Crentsil had over the years shown a lot of substance and received appreciation and admiration largely for his controversial lyrics. He had his primary and middle school education at the Takoradi Methodist Primary and Rev Cleveland Middle School respectively.
While in middle school, he learned how to play the guitar. AB became proficient in playing the guitar and started singing along when playing the guitar. He joined the Strollers Band and played with the El Dorados, Sweet Talks, and finally the Ahenfo Band.
He was married to Elizabeth with seven children. He recently had a collaboration compilation CD with Obour, titled “The Best of the Lifes”. If you haven’t heard his single, ‘Moses’ then please get his greatest hits album and treat yourself to this pure creative delight.
Crentsil and his wife Elizabeth have eight children.