By Eric Elezuo                                                              Photos: Anuoluwa Openiyi

Musicians, stakeholders in the entertainment industry, friends, family members and the general public came out in their numbers to bid a befitting farewell to one of Nigeria’s popular Reggae music artist, Ras Kimono aka The Rum a Dub Master, in his home town, Onicha Olona, Delta State.

The funeral activities, which kick started in Lagos climaxed with the intement of the prolific singer in his ancestral home.

Kimono’s journey to the great beyond from the mortuary of the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Delta State, where a convoy of sympathizers and mourners carried the body to his family house in Onicha Olona.

Tony Okoroji, Phil, Oge & Tina

Dabbed in a Rastafarian styled casket, the remains were displayed for all to pay their last respect as it lay in state.

Thereafter, the remains of the late music artist were interred under a finely designed chamber within his compound amid tributes and prayers from loved ones.

Cross section of sympathizers

Thereafter, guests were treated to a splendid reception at Iyi Ogbe Primary School field, Onicha Olona, Delta State.

Oritz Wiliki

The reception, a jamboree of some sort, featured musical performances from various artists, who took time to pay tribute to the fallen musical icon.

Kimono’s daughter, Oge, performing

Among artists who performed include Bright Chimezie, Daddy Showkey, Oritz Williki, Righteous Man, Segun Apata, Candy T, Franco Tie-Tie, The Revolution Band and the daughter of the late reggae music legend, Oge Kimono.

Daddy Showkey & Sebor

A cream of the society’s best was also on hand to bid the rumba dub master farewell. They include members of COSON led by the Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, Oritz Williki, Daddy Showkey, Buchi, Delta State Government Representatives, the Rastafarian community among very many others.

Members of COSON


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