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Ras Kimono dead, Nigerian entertainment industry mourns

Ras Kimono dead, Nigerian entertainment industry mourns

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Nigerian reggae musician, Ras Kimono, is dead.

The reggae star, who was known for hit songs like ‘We No Want’ and ‘“Rum-Bar Stylée” had reportedly concluded plans to travel to the United States on Saturday.

Sadly, he was rushed to a hospital in Lagos on Saturday where he passed on in the early hours of Sunday.

Born Ukeleke Onwubuya on May 9 in Delta State, he celebrated his 60th birthday amidst fanfare in Lagos a few weeks ago.

In his lifetime, he exuded energy that could easily rival that of any young musician on stage. His dexterity on the stage was incredible and that endeared him to many fans.

Tributes have continued to pour in for the veteran reggae singer.

Among those who mourned his death are controversial senator, Dino Melaye, singer Sound Sultan, Shina Peters, Oritz Wiliki and many of his contemporaries.

A recently elected director at the Copyright Society of Nigeria, he was full of life and present at any stakeholder meeting of the society.

Whyte Daniel

June 11th, 2018

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