EXIT OF A LION: Premier Records Limited Mourns Ras Kimono


The Board, Management and Staff of Premier Records Ltd and its subsidiary, Premier Music Publishing Company Ltd were on Sunday June 10, 2018 greeted with the debilitating news of the passing on of Ras Kimono from the terrestrial world.

His relationship with the Company began exactly thirty years ago when he signed a contract with Polygram Records Ltd (as we were known then) for the release of his monster hit “UNDER PRESSURE” in 1988. Thereafter he went on to produce several iconic evergreen reggae hits which have ruled the airwaves and have become household sing –songs over the years.

He was the epitome of peace. He never created enemity but sought to make peace even in the most difficult circumstance.

His philosophy of life, which was to see the unification of all black people all over the world encouraged him to travel to several Continents, including places as far as Papua New Guinea. His idea of perfect happiness was for all mankind to see themselves as one. It is no wonder that many of his songs preached against injustice.

He was once asked, are you Under Pressure”?  His response was “Yes. Everybody is Under Pressure”. So “Whats’ Gwan”? His response wasWe have to “Run Fi Cover”.

Kimono, you are now under the Cover of the most high God. You will be sorely missed.

Further details on his final journey home will be given by the family.



For and on behalf of the Board, Management,& Staff of the Premier family.


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