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Reggae lovers in Ebonyi have wrapped up plans to hold candle light procession for deceased Nigerian Reggae music legend, Ekeleke onwubuya, better known by his stage name Ras Kimono.

The Nigerian Rastafarian passed on Sunday at age 60, at the Lagos Lagoon hospital following a brief illness.

The reggae artists informed News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Monday that the procession was in tribute to Kimono "because of his great contributions to the development of the brand of music in the country."

James Okoh, alias Rasta Omege, said he would be the coordinator of the activities to ensure a befitting tribute to Kimono by Rastafarians in the state.

“We would immediately convene a meeting to deliberate on ways to honour our departed father and further propagate the reggae gospel in the state and the country.

“We would also organise candle light procession, hold road-shows, music concerts, Rastafarian-night, among other activities, to give Ras Kimono a befitting farewell.”

Rastafarianism, is an Abrahamic religion that developed in Jamaica during the 1930s. Scholars of religion and related fields have classified it as both a new religious movement and a social movement.

 

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