Veteran Nigerian Reggae Musician, Ras Kimono, Dies At 60
Nigerian musician, Ukeleke Onwubuya, popularly known as Ras Kimono is dead. According to reports, he died in the early hours of Sunday, June 10 in Lagos.
Ras Kimono was reportedly supposed to travel to the United States on Saturday, June 9 before he complained of feeling down. He was rushed to a hospital in Ikeja, where he was later referred to Lagoon Hospital on the Island where he died.
His death was announced by the commissioner for tourism, arts and culture in Lagos state, Steve Ayorinde on social media. Mourning the reggae artiste, President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Mr Pretty Okafor, described his death as a big loss to the music industry.
His debut album Under Pressure, led by the single “Rum-Bar Stylée“, was a big hit in the Nigerian music scene in 1989, but before he released his solo album, he was in a group called The Jastix along with Amos McRoy and Majek Fashek.