Walking with Ras Kimono

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From Giddy’s Place on Summit Road, the gathering of Rastamen and women walked solemnly to the Cenotaph, where respects were paid to Ras Kimono, who had returned to his roots in Asaba.

He had come home. Onicha Olona, his final resting place, lies less than half an hour away. But Asaba holds the attention. The gathering in its colourfulness was bound to draw attention.

It is not everyday you see the Rasta colours displayed in such numbers. And on the streets, marching slowly, surprisingly, to the uninitiated, singing church songs, as they proceeded.

When the procession finally made it to the Cenotaph, more music, more prayers, and the celebration started.