Nigerian music icon Ras Kimono has died
Nigerian Music Legend Ras Kimono has died. He passed away Sunday morning in Lagos. He was rushed to a hospital in Ikeja, Lagos, then later taken to Lagoon Hospital in the Island.
Ras Kimono was known for the hit singles ‘Under pressure’ and ‘We no want’. 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.
An advocate of social change, Kimono was known for his patois styled music. In 1989, he and his band group, Massive Dread Reggae Band, released an album titled Under Pressure. He once revealed that he is a vegetarian and has never indulged in any affair that went against his upbringing including smoking and drinking.
Metro News reports that he was schedule to travel to the United States Saturday night, but complained of not feeling too well.
Music veterans, Tony Okoroji and Sir Shina Peters have confirmed the incident.