Ras Kimono returns with new single
Legendary reggae star, Ras Kimono, has dropped a new single after many years of hiatus from the music scene.
The new single titled; “Blessed Africa”, already has been released digitally by his former record label, Premier Records Limited.
The song is a reflection of what Nigeria and Africa at large have been going through despite the rich mineral, human and natural resources in the land.
In a chat, Kimono said: “We are in a situation where Africans are poor even though we have plenty in terms of good soil, crude oil that has become a curse to the nation. We also have intellectuals that would prefer to take their intellects elsewhere other than Nigeria. We have musical talents that are being exploited and left in penury, our pensioners cannot eat the fruit of their labour, our schools are in horrible conditions; we have half-baked graduates who cannot complete a statement. What is really wrong with a continent that is really blessed by God?”
Explaining why he still maintains his rub-a-dub style of music in an age where every artiste seems to be playing commercial music, the veteran musician said “Reggae music remains a genre of music that brings people back to reality and self-consciousness. ‘It’s also a conscious music through which message of hope is always passed across to the hopeless,” he added.
The new single is currently enjoying airplay on radio stations across the nation.