Regarded as the biggest Reggae singer out of the West African country of Ivory Coast, Ramses De Kimon yesterday made a bold new step in his illustrious career by visiting the birth place of Reggae Kingston Jamaica for the first time.
According to Kimon the visit was prompted by plans of recording music for his upcoming album locally. "Well the purpose of my visit is strictly to network and meet some of the people i intent to work with on my upcoming album which i am getting ready to record. I love reggae music and I am hoping to work with some of the best producers and reggae artist out here".
Born & raised in the Ivory Coast, Kimon who now resides in the U.S state of West Virginia began his music career in 1985 where he was the lead vocalist of the Orchestra of the University Of Abidjan (OUA). His solo career came a few years after with the releases of his debut album in 1993 which was entitled "Remake The World".
To date Ramses biggest hit single is "Uprising" which landed #1 rankings on Ivory Coast Radio Charts and TV Stations as well as Radio France Intl (RFI) & AFRICA Top Ten Countdown. Other hits such as "Djidji Nandjui", & "Ragga System" further propelled the young reggae singer to stardom.
In 2005 Ramses released his 2nd official studio album entitled "Le Peuple" which featured the John Lennon cover single "Imagine". The single promoted several tours which would see him sharing the stage with other reggae greats such as The Wailers, Luciano, Burning Spear, Sister Carol and Third World.