Lala Akindoju reacts to Majek Fashek’s death

June 2, 2020
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Majek Fashek

By Jennifer Okundia

Majekodunmi Fasheke, known by his stage name Majek Fashek or the rainmaker as fans like to refer to him, died in the early hours of Tuesday, June 2nd 2020.

The ‘So Long, Send Down the Rain’ crooner was a legendary reggae artiste who was born in Benin City to an Edo mother and an Ijesha father.

Majek’s musical style was influenced by the very best including the late Bob Marley, Fela Kuti and rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

Nollywood actress Lala Akindoju reacted to Fashek’s passing among others. See the reactions:

Majek was married to Rita Fashek and the couple who have since divorced have four children together. In 2015, news made the rounds that Fashek was bankrupt and battling drug addiction. The singer admitted he needed help and was admitted into a drug rehabilitation center in Abuja, but later recovered, and returned to music.

Fashek was rumored dead in September 2019 but his manager rather confirmed that Majek had been critically ill, hospitalized at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, England, and in dire need of financial assistance. Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola pledged to cover all the singer’s medical expenses.

Besides struggling with drug addiction, other health conditions required his hospitalization on several occasions.

Omenka Uzoma, Majek’s manager confirmed his death on the late singer’s official Instagram handle.

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