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Drama: Late Ras Kimono’s Family Disclaim His Foundation

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A foundation setup in the name of late legendary reggae artiste, Ras Kimono has been disclaimed by his family.

The foundation named “Ras Kimono Development Foundation” was  disclaimed by Ogemono, the first child of the Rub-a-Dub Master.

In what appeared a platform to celebrate the musician, the foundation was lunched in Asaba Delta State on Saturday, June 15, by individuals said to be lovers the music icon.

Speaking on the foundation, Oge Kimono said “I know that many people love my late father and are willing to celebrate him in different ways. We are most grateful for their show of love and affection. A foundation in the name of my father is a serious project that needs proper consultation with all my siblings and key people connected with the Kimono legacy. It should never be a project for a quick buck. For the avoidance of doubt, I will not be in Asaba for the purported lunch of the so called foundation which does not have my endorsement.”

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Kimono’s legacy was celebrated on June 10, on his first death anniversary.

The event which held at the headquarters of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), was as in two phases. The first phase was the ”Ras Kimono Memorial Lecture” which held in the morning at the Magnificent COSON House in Ikeja and chaired by the nation’s doyen of labour and intellectual Property law, the 83 year, old first chairman of the NCC, Prof Egerton Uvieghara.

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The second phase of the Ras Kimono Memorial Day kicked off in the evening of June 10 with a blistering concert at the famous Niteshift Colieseum, Ikeja. Lighting up the ”Ras Kimono Memorial Jam” was the Nigeria’s who is who in reggae music. From Oritz Wiliki to Righteous Man to Buchi to Dede Mabiaku to Wadada to Oge and many more, backed by Kimono’s legendry Massive Dread band.

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Will NBC Call Naira Marley To Order?

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There is no doubt that Naira Marley is fast garnering fans both within and outside the country.

Today, his fan base cut across the street where he is from and a few elite.

With his increase in fan base, is a growing concern about his influence.

The title of his songs namely ‘Opotoyi,’ ‘Ko Si Werey,’ ‘Illuminati,’ ‘Soapy’ and ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy’ tells fans and critics the artiste’s mindset and what to expect from him musically.

But more worrisome is his silent portrayal of drug abuse as a norm. Almost every video of the singer has him smoking weed.  

The act is now synonymous with him such that it is his opening when shooting his videos.

From the video of ‘Japa,’ ‘Opotoyi’ to ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy,’ the silent endorsement of drug abuse is evident and strong without fear for regulatory bodies or the fact that he might be misleading his young fans. 

While his fans might want to scream hypocrite, as usual, the need for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), to put a check on the visuals of the artiste is important.

If songs like Falz’s ‘This Is Nigeria’ which shed light on the ills ravaging the country could be banned, why then is ‘Soapy’ and ‘Opotoyi’ still enjoying airplay? 

In the past, songs such as ‘If’ remix by Davido, ‘Living Things’ by 9ice and ‘Wavi Level’ by Olamide have all received the hammer for their questionable lyrics. ‘Opotoyi’ and ‘Soapy’ shouldn’t be an exception.

 

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Rapist Should Be Killed-9ice

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 One of the most popular conversations in the past weeks is the allegation of rape brought on Biodun Fatoyinbo by Busola Dakolo, wife of musician Timi Dakolo.

Music artistes, producers, and industry heavyweights have been reacting to the allegation and anticipating her next move having lodged a formal complaint.

The decision by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to support Fatoyinbo has seen more celebrities reacting to the allegation.

Abolore Adegbola Akande, popular as 9ice has reacted to the conversation, stating that a rapist is worse than an armed robber.

Stating that he couldn’t wrap his head around the idea of a man raping a woman, 9ice said that he thinks that rapists should be killed.

However, he urged men who are shy to talk to women to take to commercial sex workers rather than settle for rape, adding that he would kill any rapist he sees.

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N-TYZE Entertainment Artiste, Humblesmith Returns With New Single

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Fresh off a tour of eastern Nigeria, N-TYZE Entertainment artiste, Humblesmith has a new single for his fans.

This time, the ‘Osinachi’ singer returns with a new single titled ‘Uju Mina.’

Love themed, the single sees the artiste announcing and professing his love to his lover.

Produced by Stanactur, ‘Uju Mina’ comes with a slow, eastern highlife beat peculiar with the artiste.

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