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The Rainmaker crooner aged 57 is gone!
It is a raining Tuesday and legendary singer and ‘Rainmaker’ as he is fondly called, Majek Fashek is dead.
His manager, Omenka Uzoma Day, confirmed the news via a short video on Instagram, saying the “the legend has gone to be with the Lord, but this time we should all celebrate him.
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,
Let celebrate him ,his achievements and his family,what ever decisions made by his immediate family will be notify.
“He has done a lot for Nigeria and Africa, whatever the family decides will get to you.”
The Reggae act, born Majekodunmi Fasheke, was a world acclaimed artist whose music spanned eras and spoke the truth of Majek, a much revered figure in Nigerian music.
While details of his death are yet unknown, it’s fitting to extol the man who gave us his best years of spiritually-led music. His first three albums Prisoner of Conscience (1989), Spirit of Love (1991), Rainmaker (1997) catapulted him to national and global fame.
The first of those featured the smash hit “Send Down The Rain,” which made him the number one Reggae act in the country. In the same year he would win six PMAN (Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria) awards, including Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Reggae Artist of the Year, among others.
In 1991, while supporting the release of a new album (Spirit of Love), he would be invited on Late Night With David Letterman, an America television show which was the in-demand medium of its time. There, he performed “So Long,” a racy song which charged both Nigeria and America to action, Majek Fashek singing “they’ve been fooling around for too long,” almost like a prophecy of what’s happening today.
Today, Majek Fashek is no more. He rests, after all the pain he’s lived through, especially in the past few years. He rests but his music never will. Today, in Lagos, the cloud breaks. Rain pours. The rainmaker goes home, and the rain pours: It’s only right.
Contrary to many reports Majek died at the age of 57. He was born March 7, 1963.