The Nigerian music industry was on Sunday thrown into shock and sadness over news that legendary reggae singer, Ras Kimono, had passed away.
He was said to have taken ill on Saturday on his way to the US a few weeks after celebrating his 60th birthday.
Friends rushed him to a hospital in Ikeja from where he was transferred to Lagoon Hospital in Ikoyi.
He died on Sunday morning.
Below are some reactions captured on Twitter.
Ras Kimono and myself in my village(Aiyetoro Gbede) on 31st December 2017. Legend is gone. What a dark day. RIP my brother and reliable friend pic.twitter.com/rjWBv3WRI4
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) June 10, 2018
RIP Ras Kimono. We are still Under Pressure. Travel Well, Rastaman.
— Dami Ajayi (@ajayidami) June 10, 2018
– Reggae icon, Ras Kimono, is dead.The legendary singer, died today .It was gathered that he was to travel to United States last night, but he complained of not feeling too well,was rushed to a hospital in Ikeja,then later taken to Lagoon Hospital,before eventually giving up. pic.twitter.com/XIMRbYJ6VD
— SubDeliveryZone (@SubDeliveryZone) June 10, 2018
Ras Kimono is dead! Whatagwan ina mi country? Whatagwan ina mi world?
— debbie.com.ng (@DebsExtra) June 10, 2018
So sad to hear about the passing away of Ras Kimono!
Someone actually requested that I played his music on my show just this past week! And when I did, you could just notice the uniqueness of his sound.
Great musical icon!
May his soul RIP 🙏
— Yours Truly !! (@IFEontheMIC) June 10, 2018
Rest in peace Ras Kimono.
Met him first in 2015, and over time, just discovered that all he wanted was for reggae to go mainstream again.
Legend, you will be missed. pic.twitter.com/mwA4qti7oR
— No Ketchup Podcast (@joeyakan) June 10, 2018
RIP to Ras Kimono😢 Mans made our childhood & issa Legend in the Nigerian Music Industry🙏
— KinG NomSo👑 (@ani_nomso) June 10, 2018
Rest in peace Ras Kimono… You were a legend….
— The Godfather (@Ayourb) June 10, 2018
Rest inna Peace Ras Kimono wi love yuh buh God love yuh more.. Travel Well Jah Rastafarian!!!
— Oluwawhales (@Oluwawhales1) June 10, 2018
RIP Ras Kimono….I’m honored your music was able to grace my ears
— STIFLER (@Somebodysaid___) June 10, 2018
— Edocated🦅 🇳🇬🇦🇹🇮🇹 (@iam_KingMok) June 10, 2018
The crooner of Under Pressure. A legendary reggae musician, Ras Kimono is dead.
RiP legend. I won’t forget you in an hurry. Bo 🔥. Respect large!
— SON OF MAN SALT (@Sonofmansalt) June 10, 2018
RIP Ras Kimono…I still remember your song as one of the first songs I heard growing up
— Oghenerobor (@robgeria) June 10, 2018
Rest in perfect peace forever Ras Kimono..
We love you but heaven loves you more…
— Lord Disturbing (@theDamorela) June 10, 2018
You made music that touched the soul. R.I.P Ras Kimono pic.twitter.com/mfSAk0rq6P
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) June 10, 2018