The Nigerian reggae legend, Majemodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, is dead.
He died in a hospital in New York on Monday, according to his manager, Omenka Uzoma.
Uzoma on Tuesday in his Instagram handle, said: “The legend has gone to meet with the Lord. We should all celebrate him — his achievement.”
Majek Fashek (57) has battled a prolonged illness folllwing his addiction to drugs.
In his hey days, the legendary musician had toured the world with his popular African reggae.
His hits include the ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ and ‘Send Down the Rain.’
In 1988, his album ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ and the single ‘Send Down the Rain’ won him many awards, including the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria’s album of the year in 1989.
Late Majek Fashek in the 2000s also featured in a local film productions in Nigeria, the ‘Mark of the Beast.’
In 2019, there were rumours of his death but was debunked by hus manager, who said that he was receiving treatment at a rehabilitation centre on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
At a stage, the Nigerian business billionaire, Femi Otedola, had to come to his reduce by financing his medical treatment.
Majek Fashek later moved to the United States in January 2020 to join his family, after a treatment at a London hospital.
The late musician born by an Ijesha father and an Edo mother was survived his ex-wife, Rita and four children.