Legendary Nigerian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke (Majek Fashek) is dead.
The foremost singer’s manager, Omenka Uzoma confirmed his demise via his Instagram handle on Tuesday.
“Today been having pressure calls, well it’s true that African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be with the Lord, His Maker.
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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. From his Manager:OMENKA Uzoma Day.
“Let’s celebrate him, his achievements, and his family. Whatever decisions is made by his family, the public will be notified (sic),” he wrote.
Tributes have since been pouring in for the iconic reggae singer who made a huge name in the 1980s.
His “Send Down The Rain” is considered one of the finest songs by any Nigerian amongst many other evergreen songs he made during his lifetime.
#RIPMajekFashek Rest up Reggae Legend Majekodunmi Fasheke (Rain Maker),I remember him 4 evergreen songs like:
-Send down d rain
-Religion na politics
-so long too long
-Majek Fashek in a New York
-I come 4rm d ghetto
— HAMID 💎 HUMBLE ENITAN (@amid_temitayo) June 2, 2020
June 16th 1992, an Iconic reggae legend performs the hit single, 'So Long' at the 'Late Night with David Letterman' show.
His name is Majek Fashek (Rest in Peace 💔) pic.twitter.com/SxG305nJdU
— 𝙄𝙣𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚 𝘼𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙪𝙩Ⓜ 👨🏽🚀 ✈ (@AimThaMachine_) June 2, 2020
Send down the rain 🌧 RIP Majek Fashek 🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/fG2UlcfnLT
— Okiki (@djkaywise) June 2, 2020
The rain keeps pouring down just as the news of Majek Fashek breaks in. Rest in Peace to the Rainmaker. pic.twitter.com/uuf835ho92
— FiReFlY 🔥🐝 (@getKennethed22) June 2, 2020
Majek Fashek died and still sent rain to us
— Dr PamPam | Omo Iya Ologi (@UnclePamilerin) June 2, 2020
It saddens our heart to announce the sudden demise of music legend & true revolutionary "Majek Fashek" may your soul rest in the blossom of God Almighty. May we all say a pray to the family, for the grace to push on, amidst their lost. #ripmajekfashek #Kdhypebeast pic.twitter.com/K9QDugh4Oi
— Kdhypebeast (@kdhypebeast) June 2, 2020
R. I. P Majek Fashek
Your masterpiece "Prisoner of Conscience" would never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/EmwRyHwoYk
— Abuja Minister – (Esq) (@Sir_BiolaPr) June 2, 2020
You can imagine how saddened I am to hear that my childhood music hero has gone.
Majek Fashek really did send down the rain pic.twitter.com/r5dlKoZSTu
— Uncle Majek Fashek (@ij_kush) June 2, 2020
"Jah is my song and thats make me feel so strong,
No matter what they say.
Even if they say Im wrong,
Im gonna feel strong;
Cos i know im gonna live long
Oh Lord…" RIP Majek Fashek#RainMaker
Take heart @Monicazation we feel your pain. pic.twitter.com/UXe1fqyaMb
— Olufemi Paul OYEBODE (APRC) (@Oyebode_Paul) June 2, 2020
"Mama mama mamayo,
Yaga yaga yagayo, send down the rain
Jah is my song and thats make me to be so strong
Jah is my song and thats make me feel so strong"
MAJEK FASHEK……send down the rain was my best song ever🥺🥺🥺
RIP LEGEND 💔 pic.twitter.com/4000Hz3jYT
— B.U.S.A.Y.O….O.T.E.S🌚🌚🌚❤❤❤ (@OtebataBusayo) June 2, 2020
No wonder it rained heavily this morning,
'The send down the Rain' Legend his now in the heavenly places.
Continue to rest in paradise Majek Fashek. pic.twitter.com/NBEFcSFjVa
— olamide (@Mister_Mide) June 2, 2020
Majek Fashek’s ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ album had an international appeal that made him a household name in the world of reggae music.