- ‘He was a worthy mentor to the younger generation of Nigerian Musicians’ – FG says about Ras Kimono
The federal government of Nigeria through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has stated that the late globally acclaimed reggae star, Ras Kimono was indeed a worthy legend and mentor to the younger generations of the Nigerian musicians that he will be remembered eternally for his contribution to Nigerian music industry.
The Minister made this known on Monday through a statement saying that Kimono’s contribution to that genre of music could never be forgotten.
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Mohammed said, “Kimono helped to blaze the trail for the phenomenal growth of the Nigerian music industry.
“He was a worthy mentor to the younger generation of Nigerian musicians. His legacy will surely endure,” Mohammed added.
Meanwhile, the minister extended his condolences to the family, friends and fans of the late artiste, and indeed to the entire Nigerian music industry.
He said the music industry had lost “a foremost proponent of reggae, a prominent campaigner for a better life for the people and a patriot”.
The minister prayed that God will grant his family the strength to bear the loss, and grant repose to the soul of the departed.