Ras Kimono was celebrated by many musicians at his Memorial Day Jam.
After the Memorial Day lecture, came the Memorial Jam which held at Nite Shift Coliseum in the heart of Ikeja, Lagos.
The night was quite young and many couldn't contain their joy because it was a chance to listen to songs by the ‘Rub a dub’ Master from other legends who came out to pay tribute to their friend.
The jam was opened and anchored by popular reggae spokesperson, Covenant Child. He kept spirits high and enthusiastic as he reminisced about times shared with the reggae legend, Ras Kimono.
The celebration quickly started with a musical tribute from gospel reggae musician, Buchi. He sang emotionally as he remembered the adventures he had with Ras Kimono.
Immediately after Buchi was a hot jam all the way from Germany by the talented musician, Baba Leon. His energy was lively and his voice resounding as he sang. The applause reverberated everywhere in the hall.
King Wadada gave an electrifying performance of Ras Kimono's "Rumba Stylee" while popular singer, Ego, came on stage to eulogise Ras Kimono with her sonorous voice. It was indeed a great performance.
One of the major highlights of the night was the electric performance by Righteousness Man and Orits Wiliki. While Orits performed some of Ras Kimono's songs to the delight of all, Righteousness Man gave a live rendition of the song he had composed for the late reggae artiste titled "Raskimono is a good man."
Another highlight of Ras Kimono's Memorial Jam was Oge Kimono’s tribute to her father which was gracefully done in an unforgettable performance. She also had a duet with popular musician, Sound Sultan.
Notable guests from all walks of life graced the occasion. Among them were the popular Dede, a judge on Nigerian Idols, Elvina and Gloria Ibru, top media personalities and government parastatals.
The event afforded reggae lovers the opportunity to vibe to Ras Kimono’s songs and appreciate the legend for his musical gift.