The family of late reggae musician Ras Kimono has slated August 25, 2018 for his burial. This was made known in a statement released by Afam Ugah on behalf of the family.
Born on May 9, 1958, Ras Kimono, whose real name is Ekeleke Elumelu Onwubuya, rose to fame in 1989 with his album, ‘Under pressure’ which launched him to stardom. It set the tone as he released more songs and started touring Africa, Europe and the U.S.A. He also won several awards, including the Nigerian Music Awards, and Fame Music Awards.
The program of the events leading to the funeral will be made available in due course the statement reads.
‘we wish to inform the general public that the Burial Ceremony for late Ras Kimono has been slated for the 25th day of August 2018. The program of the events leading to the funeral will be made available in due course’.
‘We wish to thank everyone who has individually and collectively supported us during these trying times and we pray the Almighty God to guide and protect us all’