Following the death of Okeleke Elumelu, better known as Ras Kimonotributes have been pouring in from all works of life.

 

As you know by now, the legendary singer passed away at a hospital in Lagos in the ear;y hours of today, Sunday, June 10, 2018.

 

Ras Kimono who was a force to be reckoned with back in the late 80’s and 90’s with his brand of conscious reggae met his demise at age 60.

Since the news of his death hit social media, politicians, celebrities and fans across the country and beyond have been paying their respects ad sending in tributes on social media.

Reggae artiste, Austin Peter, mourns Ras KimonoplayReggae artiste, Austin Peter, mourns Ras Kimono

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Here are some tributes shared on Facebook and Twitter:

Senator Dino Melaye@dino_melaye

Death why! Why! My brother and my friend. Legend Ras Kimono rest in Peace. What a black day! What an unceremonious exit. I love you and will miss you. Sad sad sad.

Senator Dino Melaye@dino_melaye

Ras Kimono and myself in my village(Aiyetoro Gbede) on 31st December 2017. Legend is gone. What a dark day. RIP my brother and reliable friend

@soundsultan

@Soundsultan

RIP RAS VERY GENTLE GIANT .LEGEND AND INSPIRATION FOREVER

FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR)@Rouvafe

You made music that touched the soul. R.I.P Ras Kimono

DJ Neptune #ShawaShawa

@deejayneptune

Rest well Ras Kimono, God bless ur soul and thank you for all the beautiful music yiu created.

Reno Omokri

@renoomokri

Sad to hear about the death of Ras Kimono. A legend and one who made our childhood so much fun. May his soul Rest In Peace.

Official_handsomeMusefiu 💯@lord_tmaan

If only the dead sings, rest on Ras Kimono

Remi Adekoya

@RemiAdekoya1

Aww….if you grew up in 1990s Nigeria, you knew Ras Kimono.

This was when there was no real money in Naija music. Just folk singing for the love of it.

No flash, no pretence, no calculated BS, just guys like Ras Kimono spewing their hearts out to melodies. https://twitter.com/SaharaReporters/status/1005815226887999488 

Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

I feel so sad hearing about the death of reggae legend, Ras Kimono. He redefined the face of music and there will be none like him. He will be dearly missed.

Chidi Odinkalu@ChidiOdinkalu

Ras Kimono pioneered campaign against abuse of detainees in
“Dread get jail
U must give him bail”

 

Iyá Lájè Of Lagos@newscantell

Ras Kimono will forever be a legend. He touched souls with his social conscious reggae songs. Despite being a Rastafarian, you will never see him with alcohol or doing drugs.

Rest inna peace legend.

Imoh Umoren

@ImohUmoren

RIP Ras Kimono….one of the most memorable figured from my childhood

ThePlugLoaded.com@victorfreze

Your music will reign forever.

Another iconic musician gone.

R.I.P Ras Kimono

Michael@mickiebrownkie

R.I.P 🇳🇬 Reggae Icon

Ras Kimono passed away but his great songs leaves behind .🔥🔥🔥

KinG NomSo👑@ani_nomso

RIP to Ras Kimono😢 Mans made our childhood & issa Legend in the Nigerian Music Industry🙏

HΞCTOR ORÈJUÈLÀ ® 🇳🇬@hecxtreme

Everyone is playing Ras Kimono’s songs everywhere & anywhere i turn my head today,, na wa oh!!! Lets also remember to celebrate a person when he or she is still alive!! RIP!!!

MR SMART@Smartnoys

My O My!! What me hear? Rasterman Ras Kimono gone😢😢😢😢😢😢 He man made our childhood fun, he sang reggae jamz that touch da soul. Oh no! Death why? Why? Tearrrrrssss!!!

Shoggy Tosh@ShoggyTosh

RIP Ras Kimono 😢

I only saw you in February at Majek Fashek’s birthday in Lagos, Nigeria!

Dokinta@chelsea_car

Stop that breakdance, hold it………rum bar stylee.

I’m so emotional right now. Ras Kimono was a big part of my childhood 😭😭.

No Ketchup Podcast@joeyakan

Rest in peace Ras Kimono.

Met him first in 2015, and over time, just discovered that all he wanted was for reggae to go mainstream again.

Legend, you will be missed.

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Uncle Ray@Raynergy

I grew up listening to Ras kimono, his songs spoke about bad Govt leadership, unemployment & police brutality. I recall one of his songs under pressure, today 🇳🇬 is still under pressure.

Mans a LEGEND, too bad he wasn’t celebrated while alive, but his songs will reign forever.

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Uncle Ray@Raynergy

I grew up listening to Ras kimono, his songs spoke about bad Govt leadership, unemployment & police brutality. I recall one of his songs under pressure, today 🇳🇬 is still under pressure.

Mans a LEGEND, too bad he wasn’t celebrated while alive, but his songs will reign forever.

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