Nigerian music legend and reggae king, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called ‘Majek Fashek’, is dead.
His death was confirmed by his Manager, Omenka Uzoma, on the late singer’s official Instagram handle.
The PUNCH gathered that Majek Fashek, Born in Benin City, Edo State, died in a hospital in New York, around 5:45pm on Monday, June 1, 2020, after a prolonged illness.
The Manager wrote: “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. Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.”
Until his death, he was one of Nigeria’s surviving Reggae music legend; he attracted international attention in 1987, with his self-penned tune, ‘Send down the Rain.’
The singer also played a supporting role in the 2000 Nollywood movie ‘Mark of the Beast’.