Rastafarians in Ebonyi State plans Candle light procession for late Legend - Ras Kimono

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Rastafarians in Ebonyi State plans Candle light procession for late Legend - Ras Kimono

Post by Hassan » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:42 pm

Rastafarian religion developed this way

Rastafarians in Ebonyi have concluded plans to hold candle light procession for departed Nigerian Reggae icon, Ekeleke Onwubuya, popularly known as Ras Kimono.
Rastafari, sometimes termed Rastafarianism, is an Abrahamic religion that developed in Jamaica during the 1930s. Scholars of religion and related fields have classified it as both a new religious movement and a social movement
Kimono died on Sunday at the Lagos Lagoon hospital of an undisclosed ailment at the age of 60.

In the 1920's among many black people in the Carribean and the US...there was a lot of anticipation that a new 'saviour' would come. In 1928...in Ethiopia, a noble known as the Ras (Duke) Tafari (aka Tafari Makonnen) who claimed descent from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba ascended the throne of Ethopia as HRH Halie Selassie the first.

Many people ,especially in the Caribbean and the US , identifed him as the foretold saviour, and adapted his pre-regnal ccogonem Ras Tafari...as the name of the religon Rastafarian.(Selassie was also refered to as JAH RASTAFARI).

Robert Nesta Marley , the father of reggae music, was a feverent Rastafarian (though a year before he died he converted to the Ethopian Orthodox Church,and was buried according to its rites). He would often start concerts with a traditional Rastafarian greeting 'Greetings in the name of Selassie, JAH RASTAFARI.' (Of course,not all reggae musicians are Rastafarians...)

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