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Breaking News: Nigeria Music Legend, Majek Fashek Dies Aged 71

Majek Fashek

Nigeria legendary musician and reggae king Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, is dead. He died aged 71 and his death was confirmed by his manager Omenka Uzoma, on the late singer’s official Instagram handle.

According to him:

“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 said.

“Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.”

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. As one of Nigeria’s surviving Reggae music legend, Majek attracted international attention in 1987, with his award winning track, ‘Send down the Rain.’

Fashek was born in Benin City to an Edo mother and a Ijesha father, but identifies with his Benin roots. Various translations of his name Fasheke (Ifa-kii-she-eke) include "high priest who does not lie", "powers of miracles" and "(system or medium of) divination does not lie.

After his parents separated Fashek remained in Benin City with his mother, and soon joined the choir in his local Aladura church and learned to play the trumpet and guitar whilst composing songs for the choir.

May his soul rest in peace


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