At a tribute ceremony organized by the Copyright Society of Nigeria in his honor, family and friends gave their condolences, describing how his life and songs impacted them and the Nigerian music industry.
Raz kimono was a dedicated member of coson body that helped in fighting for the rights of the music industry until he passed on who was described as a selfless man.
Raz kimono was born on the 9th of May 1958
In Onitsha, Olona, just before Asaba in delta state into the family of Amafuibe Onwubuya and Elizabeth Nwaugha.
The music bug caught him while he was at St Mary’s Catholic school Onitsha, Olona, thus leading him to join an highlife musician, St. Augustine in Agbor, who is popular for his track “Ashawo no be work”, before heading to Lagos, Nigeria’s headquarters of show biz to brighten his chances of becoming a music star. Since then he conquered the music industry with his songs that mirrored societal events with satirical dancehall tracks.
Before Ras Kimono released his solo album, he was in a group called The Jastix along with Amos McRoy Jegg and Majek Fashek. His debut album Under Pressure shot him to stardom and it was followed by the single “Rum-Bar Stylée”, which was a big hit in the Nigerian music scene in 1989.