Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the late Reggae icon, Ras Kimono’s contribution to the Raggae genre of music can never be forgotten.
This is even as he expressed shock and sadness at the passing of Kimono whom he said, was a “globally-acclaimed Reggae star.”
In a statement made available to Daily Sun in Abuja by Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to Mohammed, the minister extended his condolences to the family, friends and fans of Kimono and to the entire Nigerian music industry, for losing a foremost proponent of reggae, a prominent campaigner for a better life for the people and a patriot.
Mohammed said Kimono will be remembered for his contribution to the elevation of reggae, his love for the masses, his life of discipline and his service to humanity.
”Kimono helped to blaze the trail for the phenomenal growth of the Nigerian music industry, and he was a worthy mentor to the younger generation of Nigerian musicians. His legacy will surely endure,” Mohammed said.
Mohammed also prayed that God will grant Kimono’s family the strength to bear the loss, and also repose to the soul of the departed.