Nigerian Reggae Legend Majek Fashek Is Dead

June 3, 2020

Late Majek Fashek

Death has been reported of Nigerian music legend Majek Fashek. According to the reports, the reggae singer passed on yesterday June 1 in a New York hospital. This was reported in a video by his manager Omenka Uzoma, his publicist and manager.

There is no official report about the cause of Majek’s death. However, before his death, he was battling a protracted illness and was flown outside the country for treatment. Sometime last year Femi Otedola agreed to foot the bill for his medical expenses.

In the late 80s and early 90s, Majek Fashek was a top reggae act both in Nigeria and Africa. He was also one of the earliest Nigerian music stars to get an international record deal and also make appearances on American TV shows where he performed.

“Majek’s 1988 album ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ and the single ‘Send Down the Rain’ became a major hit worldwide and garnered multiple awards, including Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria’s album of the year in 1989.

It was followed by ‘So Long for Too Long’ in 1991, which incorporated haunting vocals with the artist’s captivating rhythm.”

“He is best known for the 1988 album Prisoner of Conscience, which included the multiple award-winning single ‘Send Down the Rain’. Also known as The Rainmaker, he has worked with various artists worldwide, including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé.”

More details about his death would be shared as it drop. May his soul rest in peace.

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