Majek Fashek: ‘Send Down The Rain’ Reggae Music Icon Dies at 57 | Reaction

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Legendary Nigerian reggae singer Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, has died at the age of 57.

Majek finally succumbed to death following a long battle with a terrible illness that has laid him off for years.

The sad news of his passing on was announced by his longtime manager Umenka Uzoma Day via his Instagram page on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

Uzoma in a video message said that Majek “has gone to be with his maker.” He also called on Nigerians to celebrate his achievements rather than mourn him.

He said: “Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be with the LORD his Maker, Let celebrate him ,his achievements and his family,what ever decisions made by his immediate family will be notify.” 

Majek contributed greatly to the Nigerian music Industry during its early years. He is best remembered for the 1988 album ‘Prisoner of Conscience’, which included the multiple award-winning single ‘Send Down the Rain’ – a song that earned him the nickname ‘The Rainmaker.’ 

Here’s how celebrities and common Nigerians are celebrating him on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/RuggedyBaba/status/1267735513286561792

https://twitter.com/SomtoSocial/status/1267706238017720321

https://twitter.com/OnlyWizkid/status/1267737122028556288

https://twitter.com/oluwashina/status/1267703364009287680

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