The legendary Reggae musician, Ras Kimono, is dead. He passed away Sunday morning in Lagos.
The veteran Reggae musician was known for the hit singles ‘Under pressure’ and ‘We no want’.
Metro News reports that he was scheduled to travel to the United States Saturday night, but complained of not feeling too well. He was rushed to a hospital in Ikeja, Lagos, and then later taken to Lagoon Hospital in the Island.
Music veterans, Tony Okoroji and Sir Shina Peters have confirmed the incident.
Ras Kimono was one of the veterans from the 90’s who continued to remain relevant on the music scene, mentoring and contributing to the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Ras Kimono was a Nigerian reggae artiste whose debut album Under Pressure, led by the single “Rum-Bar Stylée”, was a big hit in the Nigerian music scene in 1989.
Before he released his solo album, he was in a group called The Jastix along with Amos McRoy and Majek Fashek. Born Ekeleke Elumelu, in “Delta State”, Nigeria, He started out his career, firstly as a student of Gbenoba Secondary School Agbor and later as a member of the legendary Jastix Reggae Ital, alongside Majek Fashek, Amos McRoy Jegg, and Black Rice Osagie.
His music was greatly influenced by the poverty, inequality, and hardship he witnessed in his early life.