One of Nigeria’s music icons Majek Fashek is dead. The musician who has for a long while been battling with his health was said to have died in the United States on Monday June 1.
Born Majekodunmi Fashek, the artiste was renowned for hits such as ‘Send Down the Rain’ and ‘So Long Too Long’. He performed the latter on ‘Late Night with David Letterman’.
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.
Last year, Fashek who struggled with drug addiction was rumoured dead but his manager quelled the rumours by confirming his critical health condition. Billionaire Femi Otedola pledged to cover his medical bills.
Fashek was aged 57.
SOURCE: Google news