Plans have been made to give late Reggae veteran Ras Kimono a befitting. It’s been about two months since the Nigerian reggae singer passed on, his funeral committee have rounded up plans to give him a week-long funeral ceremony.
The news bit was said by Mr Theophilus Ehizibue who is the head of the burial committee to Channels TV crew. He also said the family plans henceforth to host an annual event to celebrate his life and times.
“Having played for 35 years on stage which co-incidentally is this year, the family and friends have decided that there will be an annual event to mark his remembrance, his personality, his kind of music and what he represents” Ehizibue said.
Also speaking to Channels Covenant Child, said the late Ras Kimono was a big influence on the reggae movement in Nigeria and music as a whole.
He said, “He was in the middle of hip hop music and reggae dancehall music. Ras Kimono was the guy in between both generations, it is a huge monumental loss and I dare say, the death of Ras Kimono will either make or mar reggae dancehall music in Nigeria and indeed Africa”.