He Collapsed Inside The Lagos Aiport – New Details Emerge About Ras Kimono’s Final Moments

Ras Kimono, the Nigerian reggae star, died yesterday, sparking sad reactions from around Nigeria.

New details have revealed some of the things what happened during his final moments. According to Punch Metro, it was gathered that the dreadlocked musician had slumped at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, while waiting to board a flight to the United States, on Saturday night.

According to sources close to him, Kimono was immediately rushed to an unnamed hospital in Ikeja and then taken to another hospital on Lagos Island where he later died on Sunday morning.

The death of the artiste, who was a native of Onicha Olona in the Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State and who recently clocked 60, was confirmed by the President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, Pretty Okafor and the Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria, Chief Tony Okoroji.

The event has since thrown members of the Nigerian music and culture community into deep mourning.…

Legendary Raggae Artiste, Ras Kimono Dies At 60

Legendary musician, Ras Kimono is dead. He passed away in the morning of June 10th, on Sunday morning in Lagos.

Metro News reports that he was scheduled to travel to the United States on Saturday night, but complained of not feeling too well.

He was rushed to a hospital in Ikeja, Lagos, then later taken to Lagoon Hospital on 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.

Ekeleke Elumelu, popularly known as Ras Kimono was born 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. He released his solo debut album “Under pressure” on the Premier Music label in 1988, which propelled him to instant continental stardom. The album had hits like “Under pressure”, “Rasta get jail” and the massive hit “Rhumba style”.…