Reggae Legend Majek Fashek is Dead

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Nigeria has lost one of its music icons after battling sickness for a while.

Majek Fashek dies in the United States on Monday as confirmed by his manager on Tuesday.

Born Majekodunmi Fasheke, he was popularly known with hits such as the ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ and ‘Send Down the Rain’

Omenka Uzoma, who has served as his manager and publicist for about seven years, said Tuesday morning. His age was not immediately clear.

“The legend has gone to meet with the Lord,” Mr Uzoma said in a video uploaded by HipTV. “We should all celebrate him  his achievement.”

Mr Uzoma did not immediately disclose the cause of death, which could be deliberate considering his past refusal to disclose the nature of the artist’s illness.

Fashek was recognised as one of the original Nigerian artists to be drawn to the music of the Caribbean, specifically reggae.

Last year, Fashek who struggled with drug addiction was rumoured dead but his manager quelled the rumours by confirming his critical health condition. Billionaire Femi Otedola pledged to cover his medical bills.

He was treated at a hospital in London for several months before he moved to the United States in January 2020 to be with his family.

He was survived by four children and his ex-wife, Rita.

May his soul Rest in Peace.

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