The body of reggae legend, Ras Kimono will lie in state at the magnificent COSON House on Thursday, August 23 before the motorcade carrying his body sets out for Asaba, capital of Delta State for the activities leading to the burial on Saturday August 25, in his home town, Onicha Olona about 20 kilometers from Asaba.
Friends and fans wishing to pay their last respect or view the body are requested to be at COSON House, 41 Oluwaleimu, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, at 9.00 am of Thursday, the 23rd for the lying in state which will last for about one hour only. Following the lying in state, a strong delegation of the COSON leadership and officials; members of the family, friends, other entertainment industry personalities and the media will accompany the body to Asaba.
Before the lying in state on Thursday, COSON House, will on Wednesday, August 22 witness a super classy event in honour of the great reggae toaster.
The sleek red-carpet event, a tribute night like no other, will climax the week-long program of the funeral of the massively beloved music legend who passed on at Lagoon Hospital, Ikoyi Lagos on June 10, 2018.
Speaking on the Tribute Night, COSON Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Chibueze Moses Okereke said “the event will be strictly by invitation. The invitation cards are already in circulation. We know that people from all walks of life would wish to attend this big event especially as the sleek tribute night is being personally produced by the COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, Nigeria’s undisputed master of special events. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate everyone so if you get the IV, please honour the event because it means that you belong to a select group”
Also speaking about the forthcoming Red Carpet Tribute Night in honour of the great Ras Kimono, the COSON General Manager, Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji, said, “Ras Kimono was not just a COSON member, he was a 100% committed COSON member, totally dedicated to the COSON cause. As a hyper creative person, he fought against anything that will destroy COSON as he saw the organization as a watershed development in our country and an important legacy for the Nigerian creative industry. No one should forget that until he passed on, Ras Kimono was a key member of the COSON Board and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with our Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji through every challenge. Chief Okoroji was one of the last persons Kimono spoke to on his sick bed, before he passed on.
“The COSON Board he left behind, has held a special meeting in his honour and has instructed that at the magnificent COSON House that Kimono contributed to build, this one of a kind Nigerian artiste must be honoured and celebrated. All hands are on deck at COSON, the organization that Ras Kimono loved with all his heart, to ensure that Kimono is buried like the king that he was”