The family of late reggae musician Ras Kimono has slated August 25, 2018 for his burial. This was made known in a statement released on Sunday by Afam Ugah on behalf on the fammily. However, other funeral details will be made later.
“The family of Ras Kimono Onwubuya wishes to inform the general public that the burial ceremony has been slated for the 25 of August, 2018,” the statement read.
“The program of the events leading to the funeral will be made available in due course. 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.”
Born on May 9, 1958, Ras Kimono, whose real name is Ekeleke Elumelu Onwubuya, rose to fame in 1989 with his album, ‘Under pressure’ which launched him to stardom. It set the tone as he released more songs and started touring Africa, Europe and the U.S.A. He also won several awards, including the Nigerian Music Awards, and Fame Music Awards.