Reggae Sensation, Majek Fashek Dies In New York At 57
Nigerian music legend and reggae king Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called Majek Fashek , is dead. His death was confirmed by his manager Omenka Uzoma , on the late singer’s official Instagram handle.
“Today, I've 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 said. “Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.”
Joy Tongo, former artiste manager to Cynthia Morgan on her Instagram handle @joytongo. She posted: “Legendary musician, Mr. Majek Fashek, my uncle passed on today in New York City.”
In 2015, it was revealed that Majek was bankrupt and battling drug addiction. After admitting that he needed help at the time, he was admitted into a drug rehabilitation centre in Abuja.
Also known as ‘The Rainmaker’, he worked with various artists worldwide, including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson.
As one of Nigeria’s surviving Reggae music legend, Majek attracted international attention in 1987, with his self-penned tune, ‘Send down the Rain.’
The singer also played a supporting role in the 2000 Nollywood movie ‘Mark of the Beast’.