Veteran Nigerian Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke popularly known as Majek Fashek has died at the age of 57.
The Street Journal has learnt that he died in the late hours of Monday, June 1, 2020, in a hospital in New York, after battling cancer for over a year.
The news of his death was announced by Music Manager, Joy Tongo 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 Fashek’s Manager, Omenka Uzoma also confirmed the report of his death in a short video which he posted on Instagram. He further called on Nigerians and the late Musician’s fans to celebrate the legend’s achievements.
Majek Fashek, an Edo State indigene is best known for the 1988 Prisoner of Conscience album, which comprised of the multiple award-winning song “Send Down the Rain”.
During his lifetime, he worked with various artists worldwide, including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Beyoncé.
It would be recalled that in the tail-end of 2018 and 2019, Majek Fashek took ill and has been in and out of the hospital.
Details about his burial arrangements will be announced by his family.