With 15-20 years of experience in the music business Mr. Crentsil has won numerous Ghanaian Music 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 is a musician of substance, his career has been a smooth one with the public always appreciating in totality the numerous albums that he has released and continues to release over the years.
AB Crentsil’s music has always been considered controversial but always makes the highest sales once it hits the market. Mr. Crentsil resorts to various themes and antics to convey his message with appropriate proverbs where necessary and that always strikes a listener to appreciate his music.
Alfred Benjamin Crentsil Jnr. Was born to the late Alfred Benjamin Crentsil Snr. and Esi Yaaba at Posten in the 1940’s. He was always known as AB jnr until his father died in 1984 and then he assumed the AB Crentsil name without the junior. His primary and middle school education was the Takoradi Methodist Primary and Rev Cleveland Middle School Respectively. After his middle school examination his father who was the Works Superintendent of the Technical branch of Ghana Railways at Takoradi. AB worked under his father as an electrical apprentice.
Whiles in the middle school, AB was introduced to the guitar by a Mr. Thedoh. AB became proficient in the playing of the guitar and started singing along when playing the guitar. AB was simultaneously working as an electrician and playing with the Strollers Band owned by one Kwesi Donkor. AB has played with the El Dorado’s, Sweet Talks and then finally the Ahenfo Band.
AB continues to release new albums and he continues to win all the top accolades that are awarded to top musicians in Ghana. As he always says ” When burger highlife came and everybody loved it, we all joined the train because we also wanted to make some money, but one that I realized is that, highlife will always be the original form of music for Ghanaians and we will always come back to it”
AB is married to Elizabeth Crenstil and have seven children.