Tears and Eulogies as Nigeria’s Raggae Icon, Ras Kimono is laid to rest
London, August 25, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The remains of Nigeria’s famous raggae artiste , Ras Kimono has been laid to rest at his country home in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, on Saturday,
The event witnessed an unprecedented crowd as politicians, entertainers, as friends and reggae lovers stormed the town to pay their last respect to the reggae icon.
Ras Kimono, whose real name is Augustine Oseloke Onwubuya, died June 10, 2018, at the age of 60.
A host of artistes including his close friend, Orits Wiliki; Opa Williams, Daddy Showky, Buchi, Yellow Man, Righteous Man, Candy Sea and Bright Chimezie attended the final burial rites held at his family compound.
The casket carrying the remains of the popular musician was designed and dressed in Rastafarian colours as relatives, colleagues, and fans trooped to have a glimpse of him before being finally committed to mother earth.
His body was interred at exactly 3.20pm.
Here lies one of the greatest musician to grace this world. Raskimono
Many of his relatives and colleagues including Orits Wiliki sobbed uncontrollably during the ceremony. Many of the sympathisers equally dressed in Ras Kimono’s famous reggae colour.
A cleric of the Asaba Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Ven. Dr. Ogom Josiah, who gave the final prayer for the late musician, said he touched many lives with his talent. He charged sympathisers who thronged the community to use their talents in the service of God and mankind.