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Popular reggae artiste Ras Kimono dies at age 60

Veteran reggae artist, Ras Kimono dies at age 60

Veteran reggae artist popularly known as Ras Kimono is dead. He reportedly died at the age of 60 on Sunday in a Lagos hospital. Sources revealed that the reggae musician was rushed to a hospital in Ikoyi after he slumped on Saturday.

Also confirming the death, a factional Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Tony Okoroji told Channels Television that he had visited the legendary reggae musician in the hospital.

Okoroji, who said he shook hands with Ras Kimono, lamented, “This is a terrible loss to the music industry”.

His music was greatly influenced by the poverty, inequality and hardship he witnessed in his early life. He released his solo debut album Under Pressure on the Premier Music label in 1989, which propelled him to instant continental stardom.

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