Nigerian Reggae legend Majek Fashek is dead

Late Nigerian Reggae sensation and Legend, Majek Fashek

Nigerian reggae music star known for his 1988 all time hit song “Send Down the Rain”, Majekodunmi Fasheke, widely known by his stage name Majek Fashek, is dead.

Late Nigerian Reggae Music Icon, Majek Fashek

The death of the reggae icon was announced early Tuesday, June 2, by his manager Umenka Uzoma who wrote on his instagram page:

“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, Day said.

“Let’s celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified”, Uzoma stated.

Fashek, 57, who until his death battled mysterious illness in recent years, started his music career in the early 80s with a group called Jastix.

In 1988, he broke out of the group to further his career as a solo artiste and recorded his popular debut single Prisoner of Conscience.

His album, which had the widely accepted hit track Send Down the Rain was a huge success that only lasted until heavy use of drugs largely truncated the euphoria thus leading Majek to years of bankruptcy and frustration.

Over the last decade, Majek had made efforts at comebacks to performing again but failed, he was never what he used to be.