hotsteppers.com.ng presents to you the truth behind the death of Majek Fashek.
Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek was a Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist.
He was best known in his home country Nigeria for the 1988 album Prisoner of Conscience, which included multiple award-winning tracks.
Also known as The Rainmaker, he worked with various artists worldwide including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé.
MAJEK FASHEK’S MUSIC CAREER
|1987||Prisoner of Conscience||Tabansi Records|
|1989||I & I Experience||Tabansi Records|
|1989||Prisoner of Conscience (Re-release)||Mango Records|
|1991||So Long Too Long||Sony Nigeria|
|1991||Spirit of Love||Interscope Records||(As Majek Fashek & the Prisoners of Conscience)|
|1997||Best of Majek Fashek||Flame Tree|
|2005||Little Patience||Coral Music Group|
Fashek was married to Rita Fashek who inspired the song “Without You”; the couple had four children together, but later divorced.
Hence, In 2015, it was revealed that Fashek was bankrupt and battling drug addiction. After admitting that he needed help, he was admitted into a drug rehabilitation center in Abuja but recovered and returned to music.
He released four albums throughout his career, starting with breakthrough record Prisoner of Conscience in 1989, with his final album Little Patience released in 2005.
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The father-of-four struggled with a number of health issues in recent years, and last year, his manager denied rumors that Fashek had passed away but said he was critically ill in hospital.
Fashek died on the 1st of June, 2020 at 57 in the United States, after battling an unknown illness. His death was confirmed by his manager, Omenka Uzoma, on the late singer’s official Instagram handle.
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