17 things you probably didn’t Know about late reggae legend, Majek Fashek

When Reggae music is mentioned, Majek Fashek among others comes to mind. The “Rain Maker” crooner made a name for himself before he passed on days ago.

Majek Fashek died at the age of 57 in New York city, US.

Within Nigeria brings to you, 17 things you didn’t know about the reggae legend.

  1. His real name was “Majekodunmi Fasheke”
  2. Majek’s 1988 album,  Prisoner of Conscience, brought him to limelight.
  3. He worked with famous artists like; Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg and others.
  4. He was Born in Benin city, Edo state.
  5. His father was from Ijesha, Osun state.
  6. He was a chorister while growing up.
  7. He could play the trumpet and guitar very well.
  8. His initial stage name was Rajesh Kanal.
  9. His song “Send Down The Rain” became the most popular song of the year in 1988
  10. In 1989, he won six awards with his first album which includes; “Song of the Year”, “Album of the Year”, and “Reggae Artist of the Year” among others
  11. Majek Fashek was musically influenced by Fela Kuti, Bob Marley andJimi Hendrix.
  12. Majek Fashek was married to Rita Fashek, whom he later divorced after she bore him 4 children.
  13. His ex-wife, Rita inspired the song “Without You”.
  14.  In 2015, it was revealed that Fashek was bankrupt and battling drug addiction.
  15. Majek Fashek was rumored dead in September 2019 but his manager quelled the rumors.
  16. He battled esophageal cancer before his death.
  17. Majek Fashek had 8 studio albums before his death.
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