Music legend, Majek Fashek dies

Majek Fashek

Majek Fashek

Nigeria reggae music legend Majekodunmi Fasheke alias Majek Fashek don die according to e manager Omenka Uzoma wey confam e death to BBC Pidgin.

The rainmaker who has struggled with health issues for a while died in the United States on June 1.

The performer, popular for hits such as Send Down the Rain and So Long for Too Long, died in his sleep in NY, his manager Omenka Uzoma told the BBC.

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Earlier, a preliminary autopsy done by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found no evidence of strangulation or asphyxia . It said he suffered the cardiac arrest "while being restrained by a law enforcement officer" on 25 May.

In celebration of the singer, has compiled some interesting throwback photos and videos that capture his time on earth. He has done a lot for Nigeria and for Africa.

The late musician was best known in Nigeria for the 1988 album, Prisoner of Conscience, which included the multiple award-winning single, Send Down the Rain. They were best known as the in-house band on the show "Music Panorama" on NTA Benin and toured with fellow reggae group The Mandators.

"Fashek, who took the world by storm with his enigmatic talent, remains one of the finest cultural icons of his age and would be remembered for his disarming craft and skill", Obaseki tweeted.

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In recent years, the singer has been battling a bad illness.

Majek had been critically ill for some time and hospitalised at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, England.

Nigerian businessman and oil magnate Femi Otedola has offered to offset his hospital bill.

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In January 2020, he moved to the United States to be with his family.

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