Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, died earlier today, and Nigerians have taken to social media to mourn the demise of the reggae music legend.
The death of the music star was announced by his manager, Umenka Uzoma Day, who 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, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.”
According to The Punch, Majek Fashek died in a hospital in New York on Monday around 5:45pm after a prolonged illness.
See some reactions to the news of his death below;
@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.
@Truthfully83: Nigeria has lost a true LEGEND!!!
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.
@Warepamorsammy: So sad to learn of your death,I had hopes only God knows . So long Majek Fashek , Rest In Peace #RIPMajekFashek
@AOT2: It’s only right the heavens weep for you today. So long, too long the rainmaker, Majek Fashek.
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu: Rest In Peace to the legend Majek Fashek and thanks to him for the great childhood music memories!!!
Had a pretty engaging #RubbinMinds interview with him 6 years ago…
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