Alfred Benjamin Crentsil, sometimes known as A.B. Crentsil, was a renowned highlife musician who supposedly passed away at the age of 79.
On July 13, 2022, the musician passed away in the The Bank Hospital in Accra.
A.B.Crentsil, one of the “big three” modern Ghanaian artists from the West, was born in Prestea in the Western Region in 1943.
He received many accolades for his music in Ghana, including the Fontomfrom Evergreen Award, a particular honor given to a performer with 15 to 20 years of nonstop music-making.
He attended Takoradi Methodist Primary and Rev. Cleveland Middle School for his elementary and middle school studies, respectively.After passing his middle school exams, A.B.Crentsil began working as an electrical apprentice for his father, a works superintendent at Ghana Railways’ technical branch in Takoradi.
While in middle school, A.B.Crentsil was introduced to the guitar by a Mr Thedoh. A.B.Crentsil became proficient in playing guitar and started singing along when playing it.
He was performing with Kwesi Donkor’s Strollers Band while also working as an electrician.
Ahenfo’s A.B.Crentsil has shared the stage with groups like El Dorados, Sweet Talks, and his own.
A.B. Crenstil, a Highlife legend, never shied away from working with younger people to create stunning remixes of his older tracks.
One such partnership was with Bice Osei Kuffour, also known as Obour, who is the current MD of Ghana Post and a former president of MUSIGA. They collaborated on the CD Best of the Lifes.