BREAKING: Majek Fashek Dies As 57 |
Nigerian reggae musician, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, is dead, Newz NG can authoritatively report.
Newz NG gathered that the ‘Rainmaker’, who has been receiving treatment and battling for his life, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in England.
Fashek was married to Rita Fashek who inspired the song “Without You”; the couple had four children together, but have since divorced.
In 2015, it was revealed that Fashek was bankrupt and battling drug addiction. After admitting that he needed help, he was admitted into a drug rehabilitation centre in Abuja, but later recovered and returned to music.
He died on September 15, 2019 in Britain after a critical illness and admission to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, London, Britain.
Fashek was born in March 1962 in Benin City to an Edo mother and a Yoruba father, but Identified with his Benin roots until his death.
He is best known in his home country for the 1988 album “Prisoner of Conscience”, which included the multiple award-winning single “Send Down the Rain”.
Also known as The Rainmaker, he has worked with various artists worldwide, including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé.
Checks by Newz NG on Monday morning showed that Fashek’s Wikipedia page has since been updated to read “DEAD” as at yesterday, Sunday, September 15, 2019.