Nigeria: I Was Preparing To Have ‘Alliance With Ras Kimono – Ara

The female talking drummer Aralola Olumuyiwa, on Monday said that she was wanting to have a melodic joint effort with the late Ras Kimono before his passing.

She said that the ‘colabo’ would have included Majek Fashek and other reggae artists.

Aralola, prevalently called Ara in front of an audience, said this while communicating her stun over the demise of the Reggae Rastaman.

“I was all the while arranging a joint effort with Ras Kimono, Majek Fashek and other reggae artists.

“When I examined it with him, he instructed me to sit tight for him to come back from his outing to the United States of America yet he never went.

“His death hits me badly because he was such a humble and kind hearted fellow. May his soul rest in perfect peace,” she said

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Ara added that the repercussion of procrastination had now dawned on her as she would not be able to perform alongside Ras Kimono in the ‘collabo’.

Ara also said that she met Ras Kimono last week at Sir Shina Peter’s 60th birthday bash and he was looking good.

“I am completely down and surprised because I saw him last week looking healthy only to wake up from my siesta yesterday to hear of his death.

“My condolences to the family and pray that God fills that huge gap his death had created for them and for us in the music industry, ” she said.

it was reported that Ukeleke Elumelu, popularly known as Ras Kimono, 60, died on Sunday in Lagos after a brief illness.


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