Popular Nigerian reggae musician and guitarist Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, is dead at aged 71.
According to his manager, Umenka Uzoma Day, the reggae music star was seriously ill and was being treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolich in England, where he died.
“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,” Umenka Uzoma wrote on Instagram while confirming his death.
“Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified,” he added.
Majek was born 6 February 1949 in Benin-City, Edo State, Nigeria.
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.’
The singer also played a supporting role in the 2000 Nollywood movie ‘Mark of the Beast’.
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