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Nigeria music Legend Ras Kimono to be buried in August

Nigerian music legend, Augustine Okeleke Onwubuya, aka Ras Kimono will be buried on August 25, 2018.
Ras Kimono aged 60, died few weeks ago after a short illness. 
“We wish to inform the general public that the Burial Ceremony for late Ras Kimono has been slated for the 25th day of August 2018. The program of the events leading to the funeral will be made available in due course”. A statement from his family read in part.
“We wish to thank everyone who has individually and collectively supported us during these trying times and we pray the Almighty God to guide and protect us all”. The statement further read.
Ras Kimono, alongside his Massive Dread Band, won several awards and was prominent in the Nigerian music scene for his socially-conscious lyrics.
Kimono’s music addressed the country’s various socio-political problems and his debut album ‘Under Pressure,’ was a huge hit in the Nigerian music scene in the late 80s.
Kimono also addressed the ills of South Africa’s apartheid regime through his song ‘Kill Apartheid.’
The reggae singer, who recently celebrated his birthday, died after taking ill ahead of a scheduled trip to the US, according to local media.
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