There was an outpouring of tributes and emotions on Friday as the remains of late reggae music star, Ras Kimono, arrived Asaba, the Delta State capital, for burial on Saturday (today).
The body of the late musician, who died on June 10, June, 2018, was received by a multitude of friends, colleagues, relatives and fans in the state capital, prior to its interment in his Onicha-Olona hometown in Aniocha North local government area of the state.
The Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria, Chief Tony Okoroji, in his tribute, described the late reggae artiste as a true Nigerian who used his talent to preach peace in Nigeria and the African continent.
Okoroji said Kimono was a proud member of COSON.
In his words: “Ras Kimono was not just a member of COSON but an activist who joined us in the struggle. Our prayer is that the incredible spirit he left behind will continue to bind us together. There will never be another Kimono. But I know that Kimono lives. “As we drove from Lagos on Thursday, people at every stop were singing Kimono’s songs and dancing to his beats.”
He, however, called on politicians in the country to be selfless and deliver good governance to the people they campaigned to protect during their electioneering. He said this would help to avoid songs such as ‘Under Pressure’ which the deceased became famous for.
Also speaking, the national grand patron for Rastafarian Movement and Africa’s representative, Ras Edu Dickson, noted that Kimono was a gift to the world. He said the late singer should be immortalised.
Kimono’s daughter, Oge said her father was selfless, compassionate, loving and patient, while describing him as her best friend.