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Ras Kimono: Nigerians mourn reggae icon

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Nigerians on Sunday mourned the passing of legendary Reggae artist, Ras Kimono.

The musician died on Sunday morning in Lagos.

Ras Kimono, who was known for the hit singles ‘Under pressure’ and ‘We no want’, was scheduled to travel to the United States on Saturday night, but complained of not feeling too well.

He was rushed to a hospital in Ikeja, Lagos, then later taken to another hospital in the Island.

Reacting to the sad news, Nigerians lamented the musician’s death, noting that he would be remembered for his songs which had great impact.

They added that the Nigerian music industry will miss the great legend.

Here are some reactions gathered on Twitter:

@Xcel_101 “Ras Kimono is dead. Another iconic musician gone. RIP.”

@TousenCollins “For real! Jah rest his soul. One of the evergreen ones has gone.”

@Rouvafe “You made music that touched the soul. R.I.P Ras Kimono.”

@Okemzuruoke “Majek Fashek, alongside Oritz Wiliki and Ras Kimono made my childhood years. I hear Kimono retired from lifedom today. I will never forget the good old days. Goodbye, legend. Your music gave us life.”

@Deejayneptune “You made music that touched the soul. R.I.P Ras Kimono.”

@Greatgracious “His name is Ras Kimono.

He is an iconic musician that made music that had meaning. It is painful that now he is gone.

May his soul rest in peace.”

@Mickiebrownie “R.I.P Reggae Icon Ras Kimono passed away but his great songs lives behind.”

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