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Ras Kimono

20 Jun 2020
Music and social justice have always been natural partners. Throughout history, music has mingled with social justice, as colourful tones, pulsating rhythms and meaningful lyrics
Majek Fashek
2 Jun 2020
Veteran Nigerian music star Majek Fashek passed on yesterday June 1 and his death was confirmed in the early hours of this morning. He was considered one of the original Nigerian artists to be drawn to the music of the Caribbean, specifically reggae. He also mixed indigenous generes like fuji, jùjú into his style which he calls kpangolo. Having…
15 Jun 2019
Just like yesterday, it’s already a year since the passing of reggae music icon Ras Kimono. The dreadlock-wearing singer died few days after celebrating his 60th birthday in Lagos. An advocate of social change, he was known for his patois styled music.
24 Sep 2018
Efemena Okedi, wife of the late reggae artiste, Ras Kimono, has been reported dead, three months after her husband’s death. Information about her death is still sketchy, but she was reported to have died in the early hours of yesterday. It was reported that she started complaining of ill health and was rushed to the…
23 Sep 2018
Efemena Okedi, the wife of late legendary reggae artiste, Ras Kimono, his died today, wife, Efemena Okedi, Sunday, September 23, 2018. Efe who was also a member of the late Ras Kimono's band is said to have died in the early hours of today, about three months after her husband's death. The Project Manager of…
25 Aug 2018
On Friday, June 8, 2018, we spoke on the phone for quite a while. He had planned to travel that evening to Atlanta. We spoke the way boys do...
25 Aug 2018
The peaceful town of Onicha Olona in Delta State is currently mourning; their son, who brought the town to limelight, had passed on and will be interred today. At last, what they dreaded has eventually happened; Ras Kimono is indeed dead. Almost all faces looked gloomy, as they prepared to give the late reggae icon…
17 Aug 2018
Oritse Femi has released a new single as a tribute to the now deceased Nigerian Reggae singer, Ras Kimono, titled Where Is The Love. Ras Kimono passed on earlier this year, in June, after having a heart attack while waiting to board a flight from Lagos to the United States. The emotional single remakes lyrics…
4 Aug 2018
The family of the late reggae icon, Augustine Ukeleke Onwubuya popularly known as Ras Kimono, the rub-a-dub-master has announced date and activities for his burial.
17 Jun 2018
Ahead of the forthcoming World Cup, style and music collaborations were the presiding theme for this week. With jaw-dropping collaborations, there is what happened during the week. Arsenal Goes Tidal English team, Arsenal has signed a collaboration with Jay-Z’s TIDAL in a partnership worth around £1 million pounds (N360 million) a year. The collaboration includes…
12 Jun 2018
There was something of a classic Nigerian reggae music renaissance between 2013 and 2016, with many of the hit makers of the 80s and 90s suddenly being in high demand on the live music circuit. From Majek Fashek to Victor Essiet to Orits Wiliki and the recently deceased Ras Kimono, the music came back in…
10 Jun 2018
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…


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