Nigerians on Twitter are mourning the Legendary singer, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, who died on Monday around 5:45 pm in a New York hospital after a prolonged illness.
His manager, Uzoma Omenka, confirmed this in a video uploaded on the late singer’s Instagram handle.
Former senator, Shehu Sani, said he met Majek Fashek near a train station in New York Some years ago before he returned to Nigeria and added that the man was a shadow of the person many of us knew.
Sani tweeted, “Majek rode thru a rough & dangerous terrain in Life. He tried to pick up & now is gone. He was unforgettable”
Dr SID also tweeted, “My first memory of Majek was my parents coming back from Lekki Sunsplash in ‘89 with the Prisoner of Conscience and I & I Experience ‘vinyls’. Great music from A true legend, RIP Majek Fashek.”
The Nigerian Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, said the ‘Rain Maker’ was a gifted musician, the kind we may never see again.
He tweeted, “R.I.P my big brother, Mr. Majekodunmi Fasheke (aka Majek Fashek), the ‘Rain Maker’ and extraordinarily gifted musician. They don’t make them like you anymore. Your remake of the song Hotel California remains one of my favorites and, of course, the evergreen, Send Down the Rain!
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🎶The sky looks misty and cloudy looks like the rain’s gonna fall today. 🎶
RIP Majek Fashek… I pray you finally rest well. Thank you for the great songs. Thank you for using your talent to bring smiles on our faces.. Sun rè
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) June 2, 2020