Popular Nigerian reggae singer and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known by the stage name, Majek Fashek, is dead is dead.
He was aged 57.
It was gathered that he died in a hospital in New York on Monday around 5:45pm after a prolonged illness.
His manager,Uzoma Omenka, confirmed the development in a in a video uploaded on the late singer’s Instagram handle.
“Yes, it is true that the legend has gone to be with the Lord. But this time I want to say we should all celebrate him, his achievements. He has done a lot for Nigeria and for Africa.
“Whatever the family decides, I will get (it) to you. This is all I have to say for now,” Omenka said.
Majek Fashek was best known for his 1988 album, ‘Prisoner of Conscience’, which contained his hit song ‘Send Down The Rain.’
He was dubbed ‘The Rainmaker’ because of the song.
In 2019, the singer was ill and was abroad for treatment.
“Yes, it is true that we’re here in Queen Elizabeth hospital in England. Majek is very sick but he’s not dead. The thing is that let’s not wish him dead, for people that speak fake news. Let’s pray for him to survive it,” his manager said at the time.
“We only need financial support, as I said. I’ve run out of money. Since I came to England, I’ve been doing this alone for the past three years,” his manager said at the time.
In a 2017 interview, the late singer denied drug use saying God gives him the inspiration to make good songs and thereby it remains alive.
“My music cannot fade out because I believe in Jesus Christ,” he said at the time.