Family and close associates of the Late Ras Kimono announced the launch of a development foundation in honour of the late Nigerian reggae legend.

The launch will be accompanied by a concert which will feature Ras Kimono in orchestra/karaoke by renowned musicians and upcoming artistes with lots of entertainment.

Kimono’s cousin, Augustine Ugah, said the foundation is a talent-development and community-service initiative, adding that the launch is in fulfilment of a vision nursed by the late reggae maestro to create a platform for less privileged young and talented Nigerians to nurture and advance their creative skills.

“Growing up, Kimono knew what it meant to live in absolute poverty, and therefore craved for others not to witness such. It was not a surprise that his music was often said to be greatly influenced by the poverty, inequality, and hardship he witnessed in his early life,” a relative commented.

His close associates described him as an extraordinary reggae artist with a blistering music career that was scandal-free, adding that he never indulged in smoking or drinking while alive. Ras Kimono Development Foundation will be formally launched on June 15 in Asaba.

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