Tributes have continued to pour in for the late reggae legend, Okeleke Elumelu, popularly known as Ras Kimono. The ‘Under Pressure’ crooner died at a hospital in Lagos on Sunday morning.
Kimono dominated the music industry in Nigeria in the late 80s. but he disappeared some years after with his sojourn to the US, where he spent six years.
Following his death, celebrities, artistes, business tycoons and politicians have continued to pay their tribute to the legend. Here are some of the things said about him:
I just heard the worst news that the Nigerian Reggae legend, and my cousin, #RasKimono has died. Ras had a huge impact on my appreciation of music & is one of the reasons I’m such a huge fan of the genre. I still remember his performance at our #HHchrismas party a two years ago pic.twitter.com/UXcPRfdbDX
— Tony O. Elumelu, CON (@TonyOElumelu) June 10, 2018
— TheCable (@thecableng) June 11, 2018
I grew up listening to #RasKimono. Classics like “ Gimme little sugar” “ Rhumba Style” “whata Gwan” defined the sound of the 80’s in Nigeria -which was mix of advocacy , pop and social consciousness. Rest In Peace Sir #RasKimono ??. We mourn with your family & Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/9dlV6BtX7q
— AuduMaikori (@Audu) June 10, 2018
— AdeBantu (@adebantumusic) June 10, 2018
— Funmi Iyanda (@Funmilola) June 10, 2018
With great sadness in my heart I regrets to announce the passing of my dear friend, brother, a member of our COSON board and one of Africa's Iconic Reggae Artist the Legendary Ras Kimono Onwubuya. I will miss you my brother, you are with the Lord now. Rest in Peace. #raskimono pic.twitter.com/BPSU6fzXFJ
— Tony Okoroji (@Tonyokoroji) June 10, 2018
Raskimono was one of the very few People i was opportuned to have Graced the stage with. He was a delight, an amazing performer, dedicated to his craft and was so down to earth. Rest In Peace Raskimono. Thanks for the few things you taught me. ?? #Raskimono pic.twitter.com/TO0DDwoPAU
— Aramide (@AramideMusic) June 10, 2018