Ras Kimono, Under Pressure crooner, is dead
Delta born Ukeleke Onwubuya popularly known as Ras Kimono on the music circuit is dead sending the nation’s music family into deep mourning. He died at Lagoon Hospital in Ikoyi where he was transferred ahead of his scheduled medical trip to the US on Saturday night.
The Under Pressure man, famed for his peculiar reggae music fused with thick African beat and rhythm was noted for the hit singles ‘Under pressure’ and ‘We no want’.
He was rushed to a private hospital in Ikeja, Lagos, before being taken to Lagoon Hospital in the Island.
Legendary Sir Shina Peters and other members of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) have since confirmed the death.
Kimono was the rave among the youths in the 1990s especially with his brand of reggae and his dance style which held a massive appeal to the youths. He laced his lyrics with Jamaican Patois. In 1989, he and his band group, Massive Dread Reggae Band, released an album titled Under Pressure, the lyrics of which are still relevant till date.