Gov Obaseki, Nigerians Mourn Reggae Icon, Majek Fashek
Today, Nigerians woke up to the news of the death of popular reggae music legend, Majek Fashek.
He reportedly died at a hospital in New York at the age of 57.
Taking to social media, Nigerians and indeed, lovers of Majek have paid tribute to him.
The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, politicians, celebrities, media personalities are among those mourning the music legend.
Read tributes below:
Some years ago I met Majek Fashek near a train station in New York b4 he returned to Nigeria.He was a shadow of d man many of us loved decades ago.Majek rode thru a rough & dangerous terrain in Life.He tried to pick up & now is gone.He was an unforgettable https://t.co/BEp0MYorJr
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) June 2, 2020
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 ever green, Send Down the Rain! https://t.co/pBp8oT8Bbv
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) June 2, 2020
At last he rests:
He escapes the life that held him captive.
He escapes a world where talented people are milked till nothing is left;
Where no vice can touch him
But we won't forget you
As younger people, your music moved our feet & gladdened our souls.
Sleep Well, Majek Fashek pic.twitter.com/RlBq6hEISm
— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) June 2, 2020
My first memory of Majek was my parents coming back from Lekki Sunsplash in ‘89 with the Prisoner of Concience and I & I Experience vinyls. Great music from A true legend 🙏🏾 RIP Majek Fashek pic.twitter.com/VfbbJFgjOz
— listen to BABBZ (@IamDrSID) June 2, 2020
Majek Fashek performs his hit single, So Long at the 'Late Night Show with David Letterman’ back in June 1992. His album Spirit Of Love was released under Interscope Records. pic.twitter.com/pui9zHg44G
— E (@iamOkon) June 2, 2020
Rest In Peace to the legend Majek Fashek and thanks to him for the great childhood music memories!!!
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) June 2, 2020
@lalaakindoju: I spent a huge part of Saturday mornings as a child dancing and singing to Majek Fashek’s albums played by my dad….records from his turntable. Such beautiful memories…Rest In Power Majek Fashek. No wonder it’s raining…#RainMaker
@ebogerald1: “Majek Fashek” send down the rain Umbrella with rain drops as he leaves the earth Loudly crying faceLoudly crying faceLoudly crying faceRespect Legend
@omokanyeadetola: majek fashek, the rain maker. No wonder Rain is pouring right now in my area. Senddowntherain
@RosheedAkinyele: Majek Fashek for “So Long” tried to rewrite is past wrongs. “Too Long” to fix you say. God just “Sent Down The Rain” to ease his passage. Live on Legend. I hope this rest provides the peace you deserve.
Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka MAJEK FASHEK, the king of rain.????????????☔☔☔
Known for his hit tracks
Send down the rain, and Hotel California.
Rest on, the greatest Folded handsFolded handsFolded hands we all, will miss you.
It is even raining ????????????☔☔☔in Lagos your aboard.