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Ras Kimono dies at 60

On Sunday, June 10, the Nigerian music industry mourned one of its veteran singers
Ukeleke Onwubuya popularly known as Ras Kimono. He died at an undisclosed hospital
in Lagos.

According to Punch, the deceased collapsed at the Muritala Muhammed International
Airport on Saturday, June 9, while waiting to board a flight to the United States
(US).

However, sources close to him further revealed that Kimono was immediately rushed to
an unnamed hospital in Ikeja and then taken to another hospital on Lagos Island
where he later died.
The death of the artiste, who was a native of Onicha Olona in the Aniocha north
local government area of Delta state, was confirmed by the president of the
Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Pretty Okafor and the Chairman
of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji.

Ras Kimono died at the age of 60. He last performed at the recently held 2018
edition of Headies award which took place in April at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria
Island, Lagos.

The event has since thrown members of the Nigerian music industry, family, close
friends and fans into deep mourning.

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