Nigerian popular reggae legend Majek Fashek has died at age 57. The reggae artistes was known for some of his works like So Long For Too Long, Send Down The Rain and others. He died whilst asleep in NewYork.
Majed was reported to be sick for some time but the cause of his death is however unascertained.
The news was disclosed by Omenka Uzoma, his manager who took to his Instagram page and said:
“a time for us all to celebrate his achievements and not mourn.”
His manager speaking to BBC noted that the late artiste has made lots of contributions in the music industry to Nigeria and Africa.
The late Majed was influenced by Bob Marley and hence his style of music. He was drawn into reggae in the late 20th century, specifically in the 1980’s when highlife dominated in his country, Nigeria.
The release of his song titled ‘So Long For Too Long’ conveyed a strong political message which made him gain fame across the whole of Africa. He did other impressive works as well including calling for a release of Nelson Mandela in 1992 in his song ‘Free Africa’. He was indeed a Legend.
Reports had it that during the 21st Century, the ace musician was struggling with his health which got most Nigerians worried due to their concern for the star.