MUSIGA, family of A.B. Crenstil visits former President Kufuor

The leadership of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and the family of late Alfred Benjamin Crentsil (A.B. Crentsil) have paid a visit to the Ex-president John Agyekum Kufuor.

The group, led by Mr. Bessa Simon, President of MUSIGA, visited the former president’s home to formally inform him of A.B. Crenstil’s passing and the plans for his funeral.

The former President greeted them with warmth, comforted the family, and assured them that he would help them arrange for the great musician’s dignified burial.

The family expressed their gratitude for the thoughtful gesture and informed the former President of the funeral date and plans.


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A B Crenstil is anticipated to be laid to rest in a private ceremony on Saturday, November 5, 2022, following the completion of final rites at the Community Eight Number Two JSS Park in Tema.

A.B. Crentsil, who is well-known both locally and abroad, was born on January 15, 1943, in Prestea, in what was then the Western Region. He attended Bedu Addo Methodist Primary and Rev. Cleveland Middle Schools for his formal elementary schooling.

Following in his father’s footsteps, he began an apprenticeship as an electrician after finishing middle school.

However, he gave up his training and devoted all of his energy to pursuing his interest in music as a vocation.

He developed his fundamental guitar skills and prepared himself to perform live.

In 1968, A.B. Crenstil joined his first band, “Strollers Dance Band,” which had its headquarters in Takoradi. He later played in other bands, including “Lantics” in Takoradi and “El Dorados” in Aboso.

Along with seasoned artists like Mr. Smart Nkansah, the late Jewel Ackah, and Pope Flynn, he was a founding member of the “Sweet Talks Band,” which was based at the “Talk Of The Town Hotel” in Tema Community 2.

In 1982, he started his own band, the “Ahenfo Band,” and since then, he has released 25 albums. Some of his top hits include “Papa Samo,” “Landlord Abodwese,” “Devil,” and “Osokoo.”

Mr. Crentsil, who spent 52 years attending Bethel Methodist Church in Tema Community 8, is survived by his wife and eight children.

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