Nigerian music legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, is dead. He was 57.
The singer’s Manager, Omenka Uzoma who confirmed his death on Instagram said, “I have been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be with the LORD his Maker.“
The artiste was renowned for hits such as ‘Send Down the Rain’ and ‘So Long Too Long’.
Fashek began his music career in the 80s when he was a member of Jastix group. He was known then as Rajesh Kanal. 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’s fame peaked in 1988 when he released the album ‘Prisoner of Conscience’. It fetched him six PMAN awards including ‘Song of the Year’ for the song ‘Send Down the Rain’.