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Reggae icon Majek Fashek, dies

Nigerian music legend and reggae king, Majekodunmi Fasheke, (pronounced as Ma-je-ko-dun-mi Ifa-kii-she-eke), popularly known as Majek Fashek a.k.a. the Rainmaker is dead.

His manager Omenka Uzoma  confirmed the death of the  singer-songwriter and guitarist via an Instagram video. (official_majekfashek)

“…yes it is true that the legend has gone to be with the Lord, but this time, I want to say we should all celebrate him, he has done a lot for Nigeria and Africa, and whatever the family decides will get to you.”

Aged 71, Majek gained popularity through his 1988 album “Prisoner of Conscience”, which included the multiple award-winning single “Send Down the Rain”, thus earning him the nickname “Rainmaker”

Born to an Ijesha father and a Bini mother, Majek had a long-running battle with his health and was hospitalised at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London in November  2019.

Omolara Omosanya.


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