Legendary Nigerian reggae artist Ukeleke Onwubuya popularly called Ras Kimono is dead.
The Delta born singer was said to have concluded plans to travel to the U.S. last night before complaining of feeling funny and was rushed to Lagoon Hospital in Lagos where he died.
Kimono’s debut album ”Under Pressure” led by he and his band group Dread Reggae Band in 1989 was a massive hit with the single “Rum-Bar Stylée”.
He died on Sunday 10th June at age 60.
Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) also confirmed his death on their Instagram page:
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. 💔💔