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Daddy Showkey, Orits Wiliki, others weep at Ras Kimono’s burial


The Onicha – Olona in the Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State home of the late legendary reggae singer , Ras Kimono , on Saturday , drew politicians , entertainers , friends and reggae lovers who paid their last respects to the reggae icon.

Ras Kimono , whose real name is Augustine Oseloke Onwubuya , died on June 10 , 2018 at 60 .

Many artistes such as Orits Wiliki , Opa Williams , Daddy Showkey , Buchi, Yellow Man , Righteous Man, Candy Sea and Bright Chimezie, were among those who attended the final burial rites held at the deceased ’ s family compound .

The casket bearing the remains of the popular musician was designed and dressed in Rastafarian colour as relatives , colleagues and fans trooped to have a glimpse of his remains before being finally laid to rest .

His corpse was interred at exactly 3 .20 pm . Many of the attendees like Wiliki , Daddy Showkey sobbed uncontrollably.

A cleric of the Asaba Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Ven. Dr . Ogom Josiah, who said the final prayer for the late musician , said the late singer touched lives with his talent . He urged the sympathisers who thronged the community to use their talents for God and mankind .

The Chairman , Copyright Society of Nigeria, Tony Okoroji , who spoke at the ceremony , 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 .

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