Reggae music icon, Majekodunmi Fasheke, well known as Majek Fashek, has died, according to his manager, Omenka Uzoma.
In an Instagram post early Tuesday, Uzoma said Fashek “has gone to be with the LORD his Maker.”
Fashek, also nicknamed the Rainmaker, is best known for his award-winning single ‘Send Down The Rain’.
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Before the announcement of his death, Fashek has had a long-running battle with his health.
In November 2019, he was hospitalised at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London.
Fashek was a Nigerian singer, songwriter and guitarist best known for the 1988 album ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ , which included the multiple award-winning single “Send Down the Rain”.
Also known as ‘The Rainmaker’, he has worked with various artists including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé.
He was 71.