Popular Nigerian Reggae Legend, Majek Fashek Has Died At Age 71

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-- (m) at 2-06-2020 08:05AM (1 month ago)

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Nigerian music legend and reggae king Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called Majek Fashek, has reportedly passed on at age 71.

According to reports, the “Send Down the Rain” crooner, died in a hospital in New York on Monday June 1.

His manager, Omenka Uzoma shared the news on Instagram writing;

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“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.”


Recall that in September last year when Uzoma cried out about his condition, billionaire Femi Otedola paid for the reggae icon’s medical expenses at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London.

Majek is best known for the 1988 album Prisoner of Conscience, which included the multiple award-winning single “Send Down the Rain”.

Also known as The Rainmaker, he has worked with various artists worldwide, including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé.

May his soul RIP.

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See some reactions to the news of his death below;



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@lalaakindoju: I spent a huge part of Saturday mornings as a child dancing and singing to Majek Fashek’s albums played by my dad….records from his turntable. Such beautiful memories…Rest In Power Majek Fashek. No wonder it’s raining…#RainMaker

@ebogerald1: “Majek Fashek” send down the rain Umbrella with rain drops as he leaves the earth Loudly crying faceLoudly crying faceLoudly crying faceRespect Legend

@omokanyeadetola: majek fashek, the rain maker. No wonder Rain is pouring right now in my area. Senddowntherain

@RosheedAkinyele: Majek Fashek for “So Long” tried to rewrite is past wrongs. “Too Long” to fix you say. God just “Sent Down The Rain” to ease his passage. Live on Legend. I hope this rest provides the peace you deserve.

@Truthfully83: Nigeria has lost a true LEGEND!!!
Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka MAJEK FASHEK, the king of rain.
Known for his hit tracks

Send down the rain, and Hotel California.

Rest on, the greatest Folded handsFolded handsFolded hands we all, will miss you.
It is even raining in Lagos your aboard.



-- Hessehele (f) at 2-06-2020 08:17AM
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R.I.P
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-- fineboy77 (m) at 2-06-2020 08:54AM
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RIP Legend !

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-- maxzy277 (m) at 2-06-2020 08:56AM
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Rest on the great man of the rain.
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-- manager1603 (m) at 2-06-2020 09:01AM
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Farewell Majek,Farewell legend of Africa . May the good Lord rest your soul.
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-- kacylee (f) at 2-06-2020 09:24AM
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he is gone

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-- dopygenius (m) at 2-06-2020 09:34AM
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My special condolences to the familes of majek
He was truly a icon,a legend,a freedom fighter
I got to know more about him when I was learning work 2011/2012 ,my oga plays majek fashek music alot
Rest on legend....
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-- kaposky (m) at 2-06-2020 09:59AM
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FAREWELL MY CHILDHOOD TIME AND ALL TIME NIGERIAN REGGAE LEGEND
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-- Lisabi Online (m) at 2-06-2020 09:59AM
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RIP Legend
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-- kaposky (m) at 2-06-2020 10:11AM
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I PLAY UR SONGS FROM TIME TO TIME, THROUGH MY LAPTOP, U ARE ONE OF THE BEST SIR
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