Nigerian Reggae Legend Majek Fashek Dies At 57

It is a sad day for the music industry in Nigeria as a music legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known by the stage name, Majek Fashek, died at the age of 57.

His Manager, Omenka Uzoma confirmed the news at the early hours of yesterday, Monday, June 2, saying the legend died after he had battled drug addictions and fallen ill at various times with many interventions from fans.

The reggae star who was born in Benin city attracted international attention in 1987 when his self-penned tune, ‘send down the rain,’ seemed to bring forth a rainstorm that ended one of the worst draughts in Nigeria’s history.

Fashek went on to become one of Africa’s greatest reggae performer while his debut solo album, prisoner of conscience, released in 1988, sold over 200 thousand copies in Nigeria

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