Breaking: Nigeria Reggae Music Legend, Majek Fashek Dies At 71
Nigerian popular reggae music legend king Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly know by his stage name Majek Fashek, is dead.
His death was announced by his manager Omenka Uzoma, on the late reggae legend official Instagram page.
“Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be with the LORD his Maker,” he announced.
“Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.”
However, the legendary was rumored dead in September 2019 but his manager Omenka Uzoma quelled the rumors, confirming that Majek had indeed been critically ill, hospitalized at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, England, and in dire need of financial assistance.
He was best known in his home country for the 1988 album Prisoner of Conscience, which included the multiple award-winning single “Send Down the Rain”. Also known as The Rainmaker, he has worked with various artists worldwide, including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, 2BABA and more.
In 2015, it was revealed that Fashek was bankrupt and battling drug addiction. After admitting that he needed help, he was admitted into a drug rehabilitation centre in Abuja but has since recovered, and returned to music
Majek Fashek was born to an Edo father and Itshekiri mother in the old Bende state, now Delta/Edo state, Nigeria.
He died on the early hours of June 2nd, 2020 at 71. His death was confirmed by his manager Omenka Uzoma, on the late singer’s official Instagram handle.
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