Agony has hit the Nigerian music industry once again as one of its reggae icon,Majek Fashek has been reported dead.
According to the reports, the reggae singer passed on June 1 in a New York hospital.
Confirming this was his longtime manager, Umenka Uzoma Day who announced the death on his Instagram page.
“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, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.”
Although,there is no official report about the cause of Majek’s death. However, he was battling a protracted illness and was flown outside the country for treatment.
Majek Fashek started his career in the early 80s with the group Jastix,before he decided to go solo.
In his days,he was best known for the 1988 album “Prisoner of Conscience“.
The album was a massive success and included the multiple award-winning single ‘Send Down the Rain’.
He was also one of the earliest Nigerian music stars to get an international record deal and also make appearances on American TV shows.
The Rainmaker, also worked with various artistes worldwide, including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé.”
The legend lives on. May his soul rest in peace.