Reggae legend, Ras Kimono laid to rest

The burial ceremony of late music Icon Ras Kimono, whose real name is Augustine Oseloke Onwubuya was witnessed by a crowd of politicians, entertainers, friends and reggae lovers who stormed Onicha-Olona in the Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State ,the town to pay their last respect to the reggae icon.

The Nigerian reggae icon was born Austine Okeleke Onwubuya on May 9, 1958 and picked up his stage name when he launched his music career.

The dread locked musician was a father who hailed from Aniocha north Local government area of Delta State. Kimono released his first album Under Pressure on the Premier Music label in 1989. This propelled him to instant continental stardom. Other hit songs on the album included Under Pressure, and the massive Rhumba Style.

Many artistes such as Orits Wiliki, Opa Williams, Daddy Showkey, Buchi, Yellow Man, Righteous Man, Candy Sea and Bright Chimezie, were among those who attended the final burial rites held at the deceased’s family compound.

The casket bearing the remains of the popular musician was designed and dressed in Rastafarian colour as relatives, colleagues and fans trooped to have a glimpse of his remains before being finally laid to rest.

The situation surrounding is untimely death still remains a mystery to many as the deceased was said to have allegedly collapsed at Muritala International airport, just as he planned on boarding a flight to the US.


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