Majek Fashek, the legend, passes on

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Majek Fashek

THE Nigerian reggae music icon Majek Fashek is dead. He died in the early hours of Tuesday, according to his manager, Omenks Uzoma Day via the late artiste’s Instagram handle: official_majekfashek.

The manager’s post stated: “Today been having pressure calls, well it’s true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be with the Lord, his Maker.

“Let’s celebrate him, his achievements and his family. Whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notify.”

Majek hit the charts with his 1991 hit song, ‘Send down the rain.’ The song earned him the sobriquet, “Rainmaker.” 

Born Majekodunmi Fasheke, the Edo State born reggae king churned several albums and songs including, ‘Religion na Politics,’ ‘Holy Spirit,’ ‘Jah People,’ ‘Akugbe,’ Majek Fashek Ina New York,’ ’Hitel California,’ ‘So long,’ and his debut album ‘Prisoner of Conscience,’

Several albums and songs followed, until the popular musician took ill in 2009 from an undisclosed sickness.

He has been in and out of rehabilitation at home and overseas, until his death.

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