By Godfrey Igboin
Lovers of this genre and few fans of the father of Reggae music, Fabled Ras Kimono, came out to dance, wine and jolly with the icon of great virtues who is chief in the mention of those who stirred up originality in the history of Nigerian music. He was given an epic celebration on Wednesday 9th of May, 2018 at the Times Square event centre with tributes from Agata Amata, Kenny Saint Brown, Daddy Showkey, Keppy Ekpeyong-Bassey and many others
This celebration of life brought together renowned individuals from the spheres of Entertainment and media world.
Some notable faces at the celebration include Media Entrepreneur,Agata Amata; Kennis Music First Lady, Kenny Saint Brown; Oritz Williki; Sir Shina Peters; Bisi Olatilo; Eddy Montana; Daddy Showkey; Alariwo; among others.
Other personalities at the party righteous priest, Dede Mabiaku, Kunle Ogunbawo, Comedian Koffi, Mumagee, Tony Okoroji, Funso Adeolu and Keppy Ekpeyong-Bassey.
In a separate tribute, Nigerian media entrepreneur Agata Amata, First Lady Kenny Saint Brown of Kennis Music, Daddy Showkey and Keppy Ekpeyong-Bassey eulogised the fabled Ras Kimono.
“you have done what Bob Marley & Co have done…you were an enigma, you actually changed the music scene” , We say thank you for the legacy you have left…you didn’t just sing you actually had a message…we say well done.” said Agata Amata who found out that day via a group that day she is related to Ras Kimono.
Kenny Saint Brown expressed her tribute for king Kimono saying “while we were growing up, there was a superstar of the superstars and Ras Kimono was the superstar of the superstars…he took his his artistry with the speed of excellence”.
For Mr.Showkey it was a momentous remembrance as he disclosed his first encounter with Ras Kimono.
“he gave me the platform that made me the showkey that I am today”, he said. “he is my father, I carry dreadlocks because I want to be like him”.
“a great man who has given Nigeria a lot to celebrate and has been in my life a mentor of some sort”, said Ekpeyong-Bassey.
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Photo credit: King Solomon Ekhaiyeme