Ragae legend, Ras Kimono is dead. Kimono, one the leading reggae icons in Nigeria, passed on at a hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos, where he has been receiving treatment.
Blueprint Weekend heard that the Ragae Icon took I’ll on Saturday and was rushed, first to an Ikeja hospital by his friends. He was then taken from to the Ikoyi hospital where he was transferred.
His death was announced afterwards on Sunday morning even as plans were already concluded for him to taken to the United states for further treatment.
According to reports, members of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) were on their way to the hospital where Music great died.
Kimono’s album, Under Pressure, received critical acclaim worldwide when it was released in 1989 and it shot him to prominence.
Kimono, born Ekleke Elumelu started out his career at Gbenoba Secondary School Agbor before becoming a member of the legendary Jastix Reggae Ital, together with contemporaries, Majek Fashek, Amos McRoy Jegg and Black Rice Osagie.
Dominant themes of his music were social issues like poverty, inequality and hardship he encountered in his personal life when he was younger.