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‘The Rain Maker’ dies at 57

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Nigerian veteran reggae singer, songwriter and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke popularly known as Majek Fashek or ‘The Rain Maker’ is dead.

News Hub Mag! reports, that he died in a hospital in New York in the late hours of Monday, June 1. However, the cause of the music legend’s death is still unclear.

The report of Majek Fashek’s death was also confirmed by his manager, Omenka Uzoma, who however called for celebration of the legend’s achievements in a short video.

Confirming the late legend’s death, his manager, Omenka Uzoma called for celebration of the legend’s achievements in a short video on the late singer’s official Instagram handle.

He said, “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,” he said.

“Let’s celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.”

Cynthia Morgan’s former manager, Joy Tongo also confirmed Majek Fashek’s death as he wrote on Instagram;

“Legendary musician, Mr. Majek Fashek has passed on today in New York City. Majek Fashek was a talented man from my home town Benin City, Edo State. RIP.”

Majek was born in Benin-City, Edo state,

News Hub Mag! recalls that in 2015 Majek became bankrupt and was battling drug addiction. After admitting that he needed help at the time, he was admitted into a drug rehabilitation centre in Abuja.

As one of Nigeria’s surviving Reggae music legend, Majek attracted international attention in 1987, with his self-penned tune, ‘Send down the Rain.’

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