Nigerian reggae maestro and songwriter, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek is dead. He was 71.
His death was announced today, June 2, by his backup singer, Monica Omorodion Swaida. She confirmed Fashek’s death in a Facebook post, when she wrote: “I have been getting phone calls and text messages. How news flies.
“It is true. I didn’t want to believe it, but it is true. The rain maker has disappeared! He said he won’t die, but will disappear. He has gone to be with the Lord.
“If you love him, say a prayer for the family. Rejoice and play his music.
“Majek Fashek, the rain maker has disappeared from humans! It is true, it is true. Singing now with the angels.”
Majek Fashek, who was also a guitarist, was born in February 1949 in Benin, capital of Edo State.