Ras Kimono has been buried in Onicha-Olona in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.
According to a report by Vanguard, the veteran reggae singer’s remains, contained in a Rastafarian coloured casket, was lowered into the ground at exactly 3.20pm by Ven. Josiah Ogom of the Asaba Diocese of the Anglican Communion on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
Kimono was buried in a marble tiled mausoleum situated in his hometown in Aniocha North Local Government Area.
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A large presence of Nigerian performing artists led by Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, Tony Okoroji also had in attendance Opa Williams, Orits Wiliki, Daddy Showkey, Buchi, Yellow Man, Righteous Man, Candy Sea and Bright Chimezie among others.
Other dignitaries present at the event were Delta state Commissioner for Youth Development, Karo Ilolo, who represented Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Hon Ameachi Mrakpor, Emeka Nwaobi, Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Bazim Chinye, and members of the Rastas Fraternity including the national grand patron for Nigeria, Ras Edu Dickson.
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Here are some of the highlights of Kimono’s burial
Kimono was unbeatable – Tony Okoroji
Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, Tony Okoroji who also attended the burial of Ras Kimono said the late singer was unbeatable.
Okoroji said “Kimono was unbeatable, unpiratable and wonderful. He was a Nigerian like no other. We don’t mourn him, we celebrate him. Kimono never drank, never smoked and never ate meat yet he was great in his chosen field.
“As we say goodbye to this lion, let us remember that he had no father, no mother, no brother and no sister but see the way the world has honoured him. We should unite to support the daughters he left behind.”
Ras Kimono dies at 60
Reggae icon, Ras Kimono passed away back in June 2018 at the age of 60. Kimono recently celebrated his 60th birthday with friends and family and was supposed to travel to the United States before his demise.