Torrents of tributes flowed at the Collecting Society of Nigeria (COSON) – organised Lying-in-State in honour of the great Rub-a-dub legend, Oseloke Augustine Onwubuya, popularly known to many around the world as Ras Kimono on Thursday,23rd of August, 2018.
Joined by family, friends and fans, the breathless body of the Reggae icon in a coffin was brought in a hearse by a legion of Rastafarians, blowing whistle accompanied by a group of women wailing.
THE Chairman of COSON, Chief Tony Okoroji in his tribute said: “Ras Kimono was a giver.He always gave his heart,his smile,his immense talent and love to one and all. He had no anger against anyone..
“Kimono was totally dedicated to the COSON cause.He was just not a COSON member but a 100% committed COSON activist. As a hyper creative person,he fought against anything that he thought would bring COSON down or drive the music industry apart.He saw in COSON a watershed institution for the development of the Nigerian creative industry which must be nurtured for the next generation.
“Until he passed on, Ras Kimono was a key member of the COSON board and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the society through every challenge.Anywhere COSON went,Kimono went.”
Ras Kimono who passed on Sunday, June 10, 2018 began his final journey home from the COSON’s headquarters after many tributes that attested his contributions to Nigerian music,
Led by his second wife and manager, Efe Okedi and daughter, Oge and accompanied by COSON top executives, managenent staff.including Chief Tony Okoroji, General Manager of COSON, Mr. Chinedu Chukwudi and several others accompanied the hearse conveying the remains of the great Reggae legend to his hometown, Onicha Olona,Delta State..
RAS KIMONO’s DISCOGRAPHY
1.KIMONO DE WANT- 2007
2.SLAVERY DAYS- 2007
3. RASTAFARIAN CHANT- 2007
4. RUB-A-DUB-MASTER -2007
5. KIMONO STYLE- 2008
6. UNDER PRESSURE- 2010
7. RHUMBA STYLE -2010
8. KILL APARTHEID- 2010
9. RASTAFARIAN -2010
10. BABYLON BURNING- 2011
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