Tributes have been pouring in for Majekodunmi Fasheke, Nigerian reggae singer and guitarist better known as Majek Fashek, who died at the age of 58.
The ‘Send Down The Rain’ crooner was said to have died in a hospital in New York in the late hours of Monday.
Omenka Uzoma, his manager, took to his Instagram on Tuesday to break the news of his death.
“It is true that the African legendary icon has gone to be with the Lord his maker,” Omenka said.
“I would say we should celebrate his achievements, he has done a lot for Nigeria and for Nigeria. Whatever the family decides, I will get to you. This is all I have to say for now.”
Fans from different works of life have taken to social media platforms especially Twitter to pay their last respects to the music icon.
“At last he rests: He escapes the life that held him captive. He escapes a world where talented people are milked till nothing is left; Where no vice can touch him But we won’t forget you As younger people, your music moved our feet & gladdened our souls. Sleep Well, Majek Fashek,” a Twitter user said.
“It’s only right that Majek Fashek goes home when it’s raining. RIP King… The heaven finally get their weatherman,” another user said.
Here are some tributes to the fallen legend:
At last he rests:
He escapes the life that held him captive.
He escapes a world where talented people are milked till nothing is left;
Where no vice can touch him
But we won't forget you
As younger people, your music moved our feet & gladdened our souls.
Sleep Well, Majek Fashek pic.twitter.com/RlBq6hEISm
— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) June 2, 2020
It's only right that Majek Fashek goes home when it's raining. RIP King… The heaven finally get their weatherman pic.twitter.com/XPkqg2u1rz
— Imoh Umoren (@TheImoh) June 2, 2020
The Reggae Legend Majek Fashek is dead, May his Soul Rest In Peace. The Rain Maker left us with Rain to Heal the Land pic.twitter.com/svdBRfjLLS
— King Nonny 👑 (@Zaddy_nomso) June 2, 2020
REST IN PEACE….MAJEK FASHEK!!!
THE GREAT MUSIC LEGEND
THANKS FOR "SEND DOWN THE RAIN"😥😥🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/tG4DUiCich
— Riquelme10🇺🇾🎨🎨 ARTISTA (@Riquelm18684794) June 2, 2020
The Rain maker is dead and it's raining heavily. Majek still sent rains while he travels home for the last time. Rest in peace Majek Fashek. pic.twitter.com/PGFVnh8MgW
— DEMAGOGUE PhD.💘senior advocat🎓 (@von_Bismack) June 2, 2020
R.I.P my big brother, Mr. Majekodunmi Fasheke (aka Majek Fashek), the ‘Rain Maker’ and extraordinarily gifted musician. They don’t make them like you anymore. Your remake of the song Hotel California remains one of my favorites and, of course, the ever green, Send Down the Rain! https://t.co/pBp8oT8Bbv
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) June 2, 2020
Some years ago I met Majek Fashek near a train station in New York b4 he returned to Nigeria.He was a shadow of d man many of us loved decades ago.Majek rode thru a rough & dangerous terrain in Life.He tried to pick up & now is gone.He was an unforgettable https://t.co/BEp0MYorJr
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) June 2, 2020
Majek Fashek. “ The Rainmaker “
One of the best Artistes ever listened too, he sang a Hit “ Send down the Rain “ and it hasn’t stopped raining since 2am after he passed.
RIP King, Your followers will never forget you. ❤️🙏
— SOMTO 🚨 🇳🇬 (@SomtoSocial) June 2, 2020
RIP Majek Fashek 💔 Thank you for sending us Rain, hopefully it will take away the depression of the past few days.
— DANNY 👑 (@Danny_Walterr) June 2, 2020
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
The rain keeps pouring down just as the news of Majek Fashek breaks in. Rest in Peace to the Rainmaker. pic.twitter.com/uuf835ho92
— FiReFlY 🔥🐝 (@getKennethed22) June 2, 2020
— Sinzu Kobz ❼ (@Mistakobz) June 2, 2020
My first memory of Majek was my parents coming back from Lekki Sunsplash in ‘89 with the Prisoner of Concience and I & I Experience vinyls. Great music from A true legend 🙏🏾 RIP Majek Fashek pic.twitter.com/VfbbJFgjOz
— Dr SID (@IamDrSID) June 2, 2020
You can imagine how saddened I am to hear that my childhood music hero has gone.
Majek Fashek really did send down the rain pic.twitter.com/r5dlKoZSTu
— Uncle Majek Fashek (@ij_kush) June 2, 2020
Iconic Reggae Legend Majek Fashek who is also known as the Rain Maker is dead and the heaven opens a downpour of rain.
I remember when he came to Perform Let there be Rain, Rain fell that moment. Continue to Rest in Peace Legend pic.twitter.com/EK2fyQWp9Q
— Elder Seun (@iamseunalaofin) June 2, 2020
This is sad. The first Nigerian artist to be signed by Sony music. He successfully crossed with his sound. He would have done more if not for drugs. He is a true legend. RIP majek fashek pic.twitter.com/GhR6DtY80G
— Gravity (@antigravitylite) June 2, 2020
#RIPMajekFashek Rest up Reggae Legend Majekodunmi Fasheke (Rain Maker),I remember him 4 evergreen songs like:
-Send down d rain
-Religion na politics
-so long too long
-Majek Fashek in a New York
-I come 4rm d ghetto
— HAMID 💎 HUMBLE ENITAN (@amid_temitayo) June 2, 2020
Talking about pioneers & Nigerian music legends, after Fela Kuti, Majek Fashek follows
RIP Legend. pic.twitter.com/xENwR2lGU2
— Biyi The Plug 🔌 (@BiyiThePlug) June 2, 2020
Reggae music icon dies, Majekodunmi Fasheke ( Majek Fashek ), he still sent rain to us, hopefully it clears the Viruses.
— OLAMIDE 🔌 (@Olamiide_) June 2, 2020
— Timi'gram (@GramTimi) June 2, 2020
Majek Fashek, the rain maker is gone.. Thanks for the memories…. Little patience was one of my favorite… "No more sorrow" with 2baba was one of my best… That lyrics song guides me through out the day ….Sleep well Legend. https://t.co/L0pPtsc9te
— Michael Odoh (@myyky92) June 2, 2020
My dad loved Majek Fashek, he was his legend, i listened to some of his songs and i loved him as well, despite all he went through he still remained a favourite to many.
Rest In Peace Majek Fashek 🙏🏾❤ pic.twitter.com/ehmettXMvD
— Bayo (@mr_adebayo5) June 2, 2020
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