Nigerian reggae star Kimono dies

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Nigeria’s reggae star Ukeleke Onwubuya , popularly known as Ras Kimono, is dead.

The 60-year-old Asaba born, Delta State, died on Sunday, according to close family sources which revealed that the musician was rushed to a hospital in Ikoyi after he slumped on Saturday.

The President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Mr Pretty Okafor, described the reggae artiste’s death as a big loss to the music industry.

Ras Kimono, whose debut album, Under Pressure, led by the single Rum-Bar Stylée, was a big hit on the Nigerian music scene in 1989 .

Besides Under Pressure which was released in 1989, Ras Kimono had other hits, including, We No Wan in 1989, What’s Gwan in 1990 and Rub A Dub released in 1990.

Ras Kimono won many prizes, including City…

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