The Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, have expressed great sadness at the death of frontline member of the COSON Board, a great African and great musician, Ras Kimono Onwubuya, who died on Sunday, June 10, 2018
Tony Okoroji, COSON Chairman, said, “Kimono was not just a great musician but a truly fantastic person. He had no angst against anyone and stood for truth and justice at all times. I have not just lost a colleague but a valued friend.
“I was by his hospital bed at Lagoon Hospital, Ikoyi Saturday night before he passed on, on Sunday. Despite his ailment he was in good cheer and we even shared jokes. I spoke to the doctors who expressed the view that he may have passed through the worst.”
According to Okoroji, “Everyone at COSON is devastated because we all loved Ras Kimono who stood firmly for our cause. From Monday morning, flags begin to fly at half-mast at COSON House in Ikeja.
“A condolence register will also be opened at COSON House for the many-many lovers of Kimono to personally express their feelings at the loss of the Rub- a- Dub Master. There will be continuous replay of the many great performances of Ras Kimono including his performance at the last COSON Song Awards. I can assure everyone that COSON will ensure that Kimono is buried like the great star that he was and that his memory is never forgotten,” Okoroji noted.
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