On Thursday, 23rd, 2018, Oluwaleimu Street in Lagos, witnessed the great Lying in State of the colossal Reggae Lord, Ras Kimono. The body of the reggae icon was placed in an all glass casket, while mammoth crowd trooped out from different corners to view his body and pay their last respects to one of the musical conscience of humanity.
What followed the lying in state was a delegation of the Copyrights Society of Nigeria (COSON) board, members of Ras Kimono family, lovers from the Rastafarian community, friends, and big-names within the entertainment industry, who escorted the body to Asaba, the capital of Delta State, where it was received by the Delta state government, through the state Commissioner for Culture & Tourism, Mr. Emma Chinye.
Ras Kimono died on Sunday, June 10, 2018, after a brief illness.
May his soul rest in peace.