Rain Maker, Majek Fashek, Is Dead - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, June 1, 2020

Rain Maker, Majek Fashek, Is Dead

                         •The late Reggae legend

From Monday Osagie, Benin 

Reggae legend, Majek Fashek is dead. The 'rain maker,' born at the Central Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, over 5 decades ago, is believed to have link with Egba, Ogun State. He grew up in Benin under the tutelage of his mother, who is of Bini descent.

The African reggae icon shot himself into national and international recognition in 1987, when he came out with the mystical  tune, "Send Down The Rain," which seemed to have coerced a rain storm that ended a major  draught in Nigeria' s history at the time.

 His other album - Prisoner Of Conscience, released in 1988, was also a hit as it sold over 200,000 copies in Nigeria alone and at a time the effects of the  IBB foisted SAP on the country were  still rife on citizens

The news of the reggae crooner's demise was announced by Joy Tongo, former artiste manager to Cynthia Morgan on her Instagram handle @joytongo where she posted,”Legendary musician, Mr Majek Fashek, my uncle passed on today in New York City. Majek Fashek was a talented man from Benin City, Edo State. RIP #MajekFashek”

Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek (pronounced as Ma-je-ko-dun-mi Ifa-kii-she-eke), was a Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist.

As a performing artist, Majek won numerous local and international awards and staged, graced many international music concerts across the globe. Before his death, he nearly turned a recluse and almost became a bug issue to friends, fans and family. Some help, however,  came to him and somehow got rehabilitated.

The release of his last album Weep Not Children in 2017 seemed to have added to his woes again as he was becoming a nuisance to the entertainment world and the society at large.

Early last year, he fell sick and was taken to an hospital in America until he is reportedly said to have bowed out at 58.

Rest in Peace the rain maker himself

Additional report from mikeangelonews.com

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