“Rainmaker”, Majek Fashek, real name Majekodunmi Fasheke, is dead.
His manager, Uzoma Omenka confirmed the news on the singer’s Instagram page on Tuesday morning. According to him, Majek died at 11.45 pm June 1, 2020, Nigerian time. He also confirmed the singer died in New York, not in London where he was previously receiving treatment for cancer for the past one year.
Uzoma said Majek who was separated from his family for 10 years until last year September when he heeded his doctor’s advice to reunite with them as part of the healing process, died in New York where his wife and three sons live.
He said: “We moved him from London to New York last September on the advice of the doctors that he should stay close to the family. Majek reunited with his family last year after 10 years of separation. He died in their company, ” Uzoma said.
Majek took the Nigerian music scene with a storm in the 90s following the release of his multiple award winning album, ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ in 1988. Famous tracks included ‘Send Down the Rain’,Righteous”, ‘Religion is Politics’ and a remix of reggae icon, Bob Marley’s parting song; ‘Redemption Song.’ He later relocated to New York, in an attempt to break into the international music circuit. There, he released another chart buster,”So long, too Long”. He soon took ill and fell below par in his subsequent performance, off and on stage.