Ras Kimono Buried In Absence Of Wife, Daughters


Sybil, the wife of late Nigerian entertainer, Ras Kimono and his daughters were conspicuously absent at his burial which held over the weekend. The remains of the legendary Reggae singer was finally laid to rest in his hometown, Onicha -Olona in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State on Saturday, August 25.
Kimono’s remains contained in a Rasta Farian coloured casket were lowered into the ground at exactly 3.20pm by Ven. Josiah Ogom of the Asaba Diocese of the Anglican Communion. The burial was witnessed by a crowd of politicians, entertainers, friends and Reggae lovers who stormed the town to pay their last respects to the legendary reggae singer.
Dignitaries at the event included a large presence of Nigerian performing artistes led by Chairman of Copyright Commission of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji, Opa Williams, Orits Wiliki, Daddy Showkey, Buchi, Yellow man, Candy Sea and Bright Chimezie, among others.
Others were Delta State Commissioner for Youth Development, Karo Ilolo who represented Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Hon Amaechi Mrakpor Emeka Nwaobi, Delta State Commissioner for culture and Tourism, Bazim Chinye and members of the Rastas fraternity including the National Grand Patron for Nigeria, Ras Edu Dickson.
Ras Kimono died on June 10, 2018 at the age of 60 in Lagos. The burial activities for the music Icon begun in Lagos where he spent most of his youthful days and ended in his home town.
Speaking at the event, Okoroji said the late singer was “unbeatable, unpiratable and wonderful. He was a Nigerian like no other, we don’t mourn him, we celebrate him. Kimono never smoked and never ate meat, yet he was great in his chosen field. As we say goodbye to this lion, let us remember that he had no father, no mother, no brother, no sister, but we should unite to support the daughters he left behind.