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Ebonyi Rastafarians hold candlelight procession for Ras Kimono



Rastafarians in Ebonyi State have concluded plans to hold candlelight procession for the late Nigerian Reggae icon, Ekeleke Onwubuya, popularly known as Ras Kimono.

Kimono died on Sunday at the Lagos Lagoon hospital of an undisclosed ailment at the age of 60.

Rastafari, sometimes termed Rastafarianism, is an Abrahamic religion that developed in Jamaica in the 1930s. Scholars of religion and related fields have classified it as both a new religious movement and a social movement.


The reggae artists told News Agency of Nigeria in Abakaliki on Monday that the procession was to honour Kimono “because of his great contributions to the development of the brand of music in the country.”

James Okoh, alias Rasta Omege, said he would coordinate the activities to ensure that Kimono was given a befitting tribute by Rastafarians in the state.

“We would immediately convene a meeting to deliberate on ways to honour our departed father and further propagate the reggae gospel in the state and the country.



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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 06:10:32 AM »
“We would also organise candlelight procession, hold road-shows, music concerts, Rastafarian-night, among other activities, to give Ras Kimono a befitting farewell.”

Another Rastafarian, Charles Nduka, alias Rasta Iree, said Kimono’s contributions to the development of music, especially reggae and the entire social sector of the country, was unparalleled.

He added that “Kimono inspired young musicians in the country to embrace reggae and this helped in some of the positive changes witnessed in the society.

“Kimono, through his songs, ensured that music was given its pride of place in the country and corrected the wrong notion that it is a venture for school drop-outs and never do wells.”

Bede Asomugha, alias, Ras Uncle, noted that he had a personal experience with Kimono in 1997, shortly after the death of late Afro-beat music icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.


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