Teenage Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels is mourning Nigerian Reggae singer, Ras Kimono who passed on in Lagos today, 10th of June 2018.
Regina said his death made her realize that death is real. She wrote;
“I never knew that death is real until today. Uncle rasky you took me as your child, advised me, and always corrected me….. without knowing that death was around the corner. You said to me, my daughter am your number one fan keep doing great…… it breaks me so much that you are gone. I pray you rest Rest in peace. Ur legacy lives on”
Cconfirming the death, a factional Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Tony Okoroji told Channels Television that he had visited the legendary reggae musician in the hospital.
Okoroji, who said he shook hands with Ras Kimono, lamented, “This is a terrible loss to the music industry”.
“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,” he added in a text.
Similarly, President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Mr Pretty Okafor, said he was shocked when he received the news that the reggae artiste had died.
Ras Kimono rose to stardom after the release of his debut album ‘Under Pressure’ in the late ‘80s.
His style of music was significantly influenced by the hardship he experienced in his early life.
The late reggae music icon won several awards including the Nigeria Music Awards and Fame Music Awards among others.