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Reggae Legend Ras Kimono Is Dead

By Njideka Agbo 10 June 2018   |   2:44 pm

Ukeleke Onwubuya popularly known as Ras Kimono is dead following a brief illness.

He died at Lagoon Hospital in Ikoyi

Before his death, he had planned a medical trip to the US on Saturday night.

Sir Shina Peters and other members of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) have confirmed the death.

He was aged 60.

An advocate of social change, Kimono was known for his patois styled music. In 1989, he and his band group, Massive Dread Reggae Band, released an album titledĀ Under Pressure. He once revealed that he is a vegetarian and has never indulged in any affair that went against his upbringing including smoking and drinking.

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