Just three months and 14 days after his death, the wife of late Reggae artiste, Ras Kimono, has also passed on.
The deceased, Efe Okedi, died exactly a month after her late spouse, Kimono was buried.
Ras Kimono died on June 10, 2018 and was buried on August 25 at his home town in Onicha-Olona community,Asaba, Delta State
According to reports, Okedi, died in the early hours of Sunday, September 23, 2018 at her Magodo Isheri home in Lagos. The cause of her death is still unknown.
The Chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, Tony Okoroji, who confirmed the news of Efe’s demise said she complained on Saturday night that she was not feeling well and was rushed to a hospital, where she was confirmed dead on arrival at about 3.30am, yesterday.
Chief Okoroji described Efe’s demise as ‘devastating,’ adding that the deceased played a very vital role during last month’s burial of her late husband, who died three months ago. Taking to his Facebook page to pay tribute to the deceased, Okoroji described Efe as ‘a very brilliant, beautiful and blessed woman.’
According to him, “Efe Okedi was a special kind of woman. Few Nigerian women have made the kind of impression Efe Okedi made on me. “Just recently, Efe lost the love of her life, my friend, the great Rub-a-dub master, Ras Kimono, and father of her daughter, Dimma, a guy with whom Efe was inseparable.
“She was completely heartbroken, but did everything to make sure Kimono was buried like a king. In Lagos, Asaba, Onicha Olona, Efe was a guiding light of the celebrated burial of Ras Kimono. “I am totally devastated. It makes no sense. I received a call early this morning(yesterday) that Efe Okedi has joined Kimono! The beautiful Efe Okedi has passed on! I am really not sure I can deal with this.”
Also, confirming the news to Vanguard, Mr. Michael Odiong, Project Manager of Première Music, Ras Kimono’s former record label, said the deceased died without any sign of a previous ailment. Odiong said late Efe attended an event on Saturday and returned late in the evening.
She was aged 42.