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.
“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,” he said.
“Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.
Majek was born in Benin-City, Edo state. Until his death, He was one of Nigeria’s surviving Reggae music legend, Majek attracted international attention in 1987, with his self-penned tune, ‘Send down the Rain.’
According to the reports, he died in a hospital in New York in the late hours of Monday June 1 but the cause of the music legend’s death is still unclear. He was 71.
Rest in Paradise!!!
Here’s a video of Majek Fashek on David Letterman show in 1992 performing “So Long.”