Nigerian music legend Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called Majek Fashek, is dead.
The news of his demise was confirmed by his manager Omenka Uzoma, on the late Majek’s official Instagram handle.
The post reads:
“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,” he said.
“Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.”
Majek Fashek was born in February 1963 in Benin-City, Edo state,
In 2015, it was revealed that Majek was bankrupt and battling drug addiction. After admitting that he needed help at the time, he was admitted into a drug rehabilitation centre in Abuja.
The late musician’s song, ‘Send down the rain’ from the album Prisoner of Conscience, released in 1988 gained massive public attention both internationally and locally.
The 57-year old musical legend was also known as The Rainmaker. He worked with various artists worldwide, including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé.