Following the death of iconic reggae singer, Ras Kimono; Ara, the popular female drummer, has revealed that she was planning to have a musical collaboration with him before his death.

She told the News Agency of Nigeria that the collaboration would have included Majek Fashek and other reggae musicians. Ara made this revelation while expressing her shock over the death of the late Under Pressure crooner.

I was still planning a collaboration with Ras Kimono, Majek Fashek and other reggae musicians. When I discussed it with him, he told me to wait for him to return from his trip to the United States of America but 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

Ara added that the repercussion of procrastination had now dawned on her now that she can no longer collaborate with Ras Kimono who has made an unannounced exit from the world.

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.

Ras Kimono, 60, was announced died on Sunday in Lagos after a brief illness.


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