Ras Kimono, reggae legend dies at 60


Few weeks after celebrating his 60th birthday amidst fanfare in Lagos, reggae music icon, Ukeleke Onwubuya alias Ras Kimono, has died.

He was to travel to the United States on Saturday night, but complained of not feeling too well.

According to reports, the legendary raggae artiste was rushed to a hospital in Ikeja, where he was later taken to another hospital on the Island where he died on Sunday morning.

Ras Kimono rose to stardom after the release of his debut album ‘Under Pressure’ in the late ‘80s.

His style of music was significantly influenced by the hardship he experienced in his early life.

The late reggae music icon won several awards including the Nigeria Music Awards and Fame Music Awards among others.

Meanwhile, another music icon, Majek Fashek has mourned the passing of Kimono, disclosing that there were plans for the deceased to meet his manager in the United States.

“Ras Kimono why? Too soon Kimono my brethren. RIP!

“I’m short of words, our last meetings was for you to meet with my manager Uzo in America and death took you away. Forever in my heart I’m gonna miss you….Jah why,” Fashek posted on Instagram.

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