Reggae icon, Ukeleke Onwubya popularly known as Ras Kimono is dead following a brief illness.
He died at Lagoon Hospital in Ikoyi.
Before his death, he had planned a medical trip to the US on Saturday night.
Kimono dominated the music industry in Nigeria in the late 80s.
“Under pressure”, his debut album brought him into limelight. Among the hits in that album were “Rasta get jail” and “Rum-Bar Stylee”.
He started out his career as a student at Gbenoba Secondary School, Agbor, Delta state and later as a member of the Jastix Reggae Ital. Majek Fashek, Amos McRoy Jegg and Black Rice Osagie were also members of the group.
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