Reggae music icon, Majekodunmi Fasheke, well known as Majek Fashek, has died, according to his manager, Omenka Uzoma.
In an Instagram post early Tuesday, Uzoma said Fashek “has gone to be with the LORD his Maker.”
Fashek, also nicknamed the Rainmaker, is best known for his award-winning single ‘Send Down The Rain’.
Majek was born in Benin-City, Edo state, Nigeria.
“We don’t need no Babylon law for it is man-made; all we need is Jah’s ten commandments. The Babylon law could be treated any way, but Jah’s commandments you don’t have to escape…” lyrics of one his songs.
Before the announcement of his death, Fashek has had a long-running battle with his health.
In November 2019, he was hospitalised at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London.
He was 71 years old before his death.
Besides the popular song Send down the rain, Majek incarnated wonder in many other songs like Kpangolo, Majek inna New York, So long, Religion is Politics, Holy spirit, Little Patience, Africa Unity, and I am not afraid.
His least celebrated song, which he wrote and performed for the 2008 Hollywood movie Fool’s Gold,” is Love and Affection. The song is a masterpiece and a mellifluous diet for lovers.
Hear him: “Silver and gold, I have not to give to you girl; material things, I have not to give to you girl; money and suites, I have not to give to you girl; all I have for you, all I got for you is my love and affection.
“It has been a long time we have been together baby; sharing every moment together; I hope this our love will last forever; I can move your mountain, you can move my mountain; let’s share this love, let’ share this love baby, I will take you to the dream land….”
Indubitably, Majek (is) a living legend; it will not be out of place to say that he does not pull the musical strings of most young Nigerians today.