Nigerian reggae star, Ras Kimono is dead.
Born Ukeleke Onwubuya died in the early hours of Sunday after reportedly rushed to a hospital in Lagos on Saturday.
The reggae star, who was known for hit songs like ‘We No Want’ and ‘“Rum-Bar Stylée” had reportedly concluded plans to travel to the United States on Saturday.
He was recently elected director at the Copyright Society of Nigeria.
Coson’s Head, Corporate Affairs, Chibueze Okereke, confirmed the development in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES.
According to him, COSON’s chairman, Tony Okoroji, was with the deceased reggae icon, on Saturday night.
He said, “COSON deeply regrets to announce the passing on of a frontline member of our board, great African and great musician, the reggae toaster, the great Ras Kimono Onwubuya. Mr Okoroji left Kimono in high spirits on his hospital bed at the Lagoon Hospital, Ikoyi on Saturday.
“He was excited to see him and other guests. Okoroji received the news shortly before he boarded the plane to the east earlier today, Sunday. He was present at the 60th birthday celebration of Sir Shina Peters earlier in the month and he was full of life.”