Alfred Benjamin Crentsil, better known by his stage name A.B Crentsil dies at 76. He was a highlife artist from Ghana. According to sources, he died early today, July 13, 2022, following a brief illness.
The reports state that A.B. Crentsil died early today, July 13, 2022, following a brief illness.
A.B. Crentsil was 79 years old at the time of his tragic passing today, according to the sad news that was confirmed on Peace FM’s official Facebook page.
AB Crentsil was born in 1943 to the late Esi Yaaba and Alfred Benjamin Crentsil Sr. in Prestea, Gold Coast (modern-day Ghana).
Prior to assuming the AB Crentsil name without the junior after his father’s death in 1984, he was always referred to as AB Junior.
He attended Takoradi Methodist Primary for his elementary schooling and Rev. Cleveland Middle School for his middle school education. After passing his middle school exams, A.B began working as an electrical apprentice for his father, who is the Superintendent of Ghana Railways’ technical branch in Takoradi.
Mr. Thedoh introduced Crentsil to the guitar when he was in middle school.
As A.B. Crentsil honed his guitar skills, he began to sing along as he played. He was performing with Kwesi Donkor’s Strollers Band while also working as an electrician.
In 1990, Crentsil inaugurated a 16-track recording studio. One of his most well-known songs is “Devil.” Crentsil keeps putting out new albums and winning awards given to the best musicians in Ghana. He always says this:
We all jumped on board when burger highlife appeared because everyone loved it and we wanted to earn some money as well, but one thing I discovered is that highlife will always be the original form of music for Ghanaians and we will always return to it.
Crentsil has performed with the Sweet Talks, the El Dorados, and lastly the Ahenfo Band. The Sweet Talks, led by Crentsil and Smart Nkansah, served as the house band at the Talk Of The Town Hotel in Tema during the 1970s.
Our condolences to his family and all music lovers.