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Reggae Music Legend, Ras Kimono Dies At 60.

Mr Tony Okoroji, Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria, on Sunday lamented the demise of Nigerian reggae music legend Ras Kimono, who passed on at 60.

The iconic music legend reportedly died on Sunday at Lagoon Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Okoroji , who confirmed the report in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, described the death of the Delta State-born singer as “shocking and a big loss to the entertainment industry.”

“Right now  I am talking to you from the Lagoon Hospital, and I can inform you that Ras Kimono is no more.

“His death came as a shock because I spoke with him yesterday.

“He will be terribly missed, as he was not just a board member of  COSON, but a personal friend who gave me 100% support.

”He was supposed to travel to the United States today before he complained of a minor illness last night,” he said.

Okoroji, however, stressed that solace should be drawn from the fact that the late reggae legend left indelible footprints as a passionate artiste who contributed his quota to the growth of  Nigerian music.

He, therefore, prayed God to grant his family the strength to bear the irreparable loss, adding that  COSON and the entire music industry would celebrate the life and times of the late singer.

NAN reports that Ras Kimono, born Ekeleke Elumelu on May 9, 1958, started his music career as a member of the legendary Jastix Reggae Ital, alongside Majek Fashek, Amos McRoy Jegg and Black Rice Osagie.

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1 Comment on Reggae Music Legend, Ras Kimono Dies At 60.

  1. the Rubadub Master takes a bow but like all true legends he will live on. He will be missed especially for his prophetic songs like Under Pressure, Under Pressure 2, Kill Apartheid, rest in peace boss

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