By Festus Ahon- ASABA

THE remains of late reggae legend, Mr Augustine Onwubuya popularly known as Ras Kimono were yesterday laid to rest at his hometown, Onicha-Olona in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State amidst tears, wailings and eulogies.

The body of the raggae artiste which was contained in a Rastafarian coloured casket, was lowered at exactly 3.20pm by Ven. Josiah Ogom of the Asaba Diocese of the Anglican Communion with prayers committing his soul to God.

Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, Mr Tony Okoroji who also attended the ceremony gave the graveside oration.

Okoroji said “Kimono was unbeatable, unpiratable and wonderful. He was a Nigerian like no other. We don’t mourn him, we celebrate him. Kimono never drank, never smoked and never ate meat yet he was great in his chosen field.

“As we say goodbye to this lion, let us remember that he had no father, no mother, no brother and no sister but see the way the world has honoured him. We should unite to support the daughters he left behind.”

Some of the artistes who attended the ceremony were; Orits Wiliki, Daddy Showky, Buchi, Yellow Man, Righteous Man, Candy Sea and Bright Chimezie among others.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was represented by his Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr Karo Ilolo. Also present were; Mrs. Ameachi Mrakpor of the House of Representatives, Mr. Emeka Nwaobi of the State House of Assembly, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Bazim Chinye, Veteran Nollywood Producer, Opa Williams and members of the Rastas Fraternity including the national grand patron for Nigeria, Ras Edu Dickson.


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