The Chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria, Tony Okoroji, has said that the late Ras Kimono never drank, smoked nor ate meat while he was alive.
Okoroji was speaking at the funeral ceremony of the late reggae artist, who died on June 10, 2018. He also appealed to Nigerians to support the children the deceased left behind.
Okoroji said, “Ras Kimono is unbeatable, ‘unpiratable’ and wonderful. He was a Nigerian like no other. We don’t mourn him, we celebrate him. Kimono didn’t drink, smoke nor eat meat, yet he was great in his chosen field.
“As we say goodbye to this lion, let us remember that he had no father, mother, brother and sister but see the way the world has honoured him. We should unite to support the daughters he left behind.”
The Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, was represented at the event by a delegation led by the state Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr. Karo Ilolo.
A representative of the Aniocha Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Mrs. Ameachi Mrakpor, the state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Bazim Chinye, who is also a native of the community, and a member of the state Assembly representing Aniocha North, Mr. Emeka Nwaobi, also graced the event.
Some Nollywood artistes and producers were also at the ceremony.