Ras Kimono dead again? That was what struck in the hearts of many fans and followers of the late reggae artiste whose wife, now late, Efe was his manager.
She died early Sunday morning. This is coming three months after Kimono died.
Kimono married Efe after he parted ways with his first wife, Sybil, the woman he spent a greater part of his life with, and who bore him three daughters and even went on to manage his career for years.
Both of them relocated to the United States after some time. And that was the last people heard of them. A few years back, Kimono returned all alone and was being managed by Efe Okedi, and just like it happened between him and Sybil, they also fell in love, started living together and ultimately had a daughter, who is Kimono’s fifth child.
Recall that when the remains of her late husband were brought for lying-in-state at the headquarters of Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, in Ikeja, Lagos, on August 23, Efe was overcome by grief as she expressed her undying love for the man she fell in love with as his manager and the father of her only child. Grieving over her husband’s demise, Efe had described Kimono as ‘a loving husband’ adding that he was different.
She had mourned: “We were always together; he was always the best. Of course, I have had other relationships, but Ras Kimono was different. I would miss him forever.”
While their romance lasted, Efe witnessed the last days of Kimono. She was with the music icon when he kissed the dust and had since refused to be consoled, giving many reasons to express concern about her survival after the demise of the husband.
Kimono and Efe were always together at events and social gatherings. In fact, since he returned to the country, late Kimono rarely went anywhere without her. So, since Kimono passed on in June, many feared she might not be able to bear the loss. He died on June 10 and was laid to rest on Saturday, August 25, in his hometown, Onicha Olona, Asaba, Delta State.
Goodbye Efe, goodbye Ras Kimono!
Additional reports: VANGAURD