Nigerian reggae artiste Majekodunmi Fasheke popularly referred to as Majek Fashek, aged 57, has handed on to glory. This was confirmed in a press release by his supervisor, Omenka Uzoma, on his official Instagram account.
Majek had been in poor health since September 2019 when rumors flew wild that he was useless. His household got here out to refute these claims and referred to as for prayers from well-meaning Nigerians. He died in the US after battling an unknown sickness.
Previous to 2019, he had confronted a lot of well being points that held him again from the music scenes. In 2015, he spent a while in a drug rehabilitation centre in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, throughout which era followers expressed considerations about his emaciated type.
Majek Fashek was a musical legend not only for Nigerians however the whole world. His songs addressed social and political justice amongst which embrace his world hit single ‘Ship Down the Rain’ and ‘So Lengthy too Lengthy’, a music he was invited to carry out at The Late Evening Present with David Letterman in 1991.
A world icon who cited Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and Fela amongst his influences, Majek labored with high musical acts worldwide together with Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and Snoop Dogg.
Asserting his passing, his supervisor referred to as for a celebration of his life which is precisely what we’d be doing as we glance again on the sounds he blessed us with throughout his prime.
Listed below are high 5 songs and information concerning the legend, Majek Fashek…
#1. He hails from Ijesha in Osun State whereas his mom is an indigene of Edo state. His identify Fashek is brief for Ifakisheke which suggests ‘powers of miracles’.
#2. His first introduction to music occurred at a younger age after his mother and father’ separation. He joined the choir of the Aladura Church the place he learnt to play the trumpet and the guitar.
#3. Majek Fashek was married to Rita Fashek for whom he composed the music ‘With out You.’ Their union produced 4 youngsters earlier than their divorce a couple of years in the past.
#4. His biggest musical affect is Bob Marley who he takes his musical model – reggae and appears from.
#5. Majek was a member of the favored Benin band referred to as Jastix within the early 80s throughout which era he glided by the identify Rajesh Kanal.
Majek Fashek’s passing is a superb loss to the Nigerian and world music trade however his music will dwell endlessly. Wishing his household and family members consolation throughout this time. Could his soul relaxation in peace.
Photograph credit score: Instagram | Official Majek Fashek
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