In a very sad twist of events, Majek Fashek, one of Africa’s greatest Reggae Artists has passed on.
Nigerian music legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek died aged 71.
His death was confirmed by his manager, Omenka Uzoma, on the late singer’s official Instagram page.
The post on Instagram read:
“I have been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be with the LORD his Maker.
“Let use today to celebrate him, his achievements, and his family.”
He added that the public will be notified on further decisions.
The manager, however, failed to disclose the cause of his death.
Majek Fashek, started his music career in the 80s and was popular for the 1988 album ‘Prisoner of Conscience’, which included the multiple award-winning single “Send Down the Rain.”
He had earlier been hospitalised at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London in November 2019.
Majek Fashek, also nicknamed the Rainmaker, was a Nigerian internationally acclaimed reggae music legend who was the first African Artist to be signed to Interscope Records in 1990 ($20 million deal).
He performed on the Late Nite Show With David Letterman in 1992.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK