Majekodunmi Fashek (Majek Fashek) was born on February 6, in Benin city to Late Mr Emmanuel Olatunji Fasheke, an Osun state man and an Edo mother. His father was a former principal of Igbobi College, Yaba in Lagos. The name ‘Fashek’ means ‘Power of Miracles, The high priest does not lie’. The musical artist recently lost his life, but his legacy still remains fresh in our minds that is why we are including him in this content.
Majek Fashek Profile Overview
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Majek Fashek Early Life
Majek Fashek’s parents separated when he was very tender after which he left to live with his father in Lagos. His father died when he was ten years old and so he went to live his mother who was a business woman who supplied concrete to road contractors in Benin city. This music artist could also be seen as the Nigerian Bob Marley as expressed by his style of music.
Fashek inherited his love for music from his mother who inspired him through her participation in traditional religous ceremonies where the Olokun rhythms were used to accompany the worship of the river goddess. He played the maracas during those ceremonies. He was interested in Jamaican music and music of the indian cinema. His musical inheritance has really helped his career and also deposited a lot of cash to his bank account.
He learned to play the guitar while in Secondary school and soon joined a band, Jah Stix, going on to play in Clubs in the capital city of Lagos.
Majek Fashek Music Career
He is a Nigerian reggae artist, lyricist and Guitarist who pulled in International consideration when his melody ‘Send down the downpour’ appeared to cajole a downpour storm, finishing one of the most exceedingly awful drafts in Nigeria’s history and gaining him the title ‘Melodic Prophet’ and ‘Downpour creator’. His introduction solo collection ‘ Prisoner of Conscience’ discharged in 1988 sold in excess of 200,000 duplicates in Nigeria alone.
In the mid eighties, Fashek who at the time passed by the stage name ‘Rajesh Kanal’ joined the gathering ‘Jastix’ with ‘McRoy Gregg’ and lead vocalist ‘Dark Rice’. They were most popular as the in-house band on the show Music Paranoma on NTA Benin. The show disbanded in 1988 and Fashek now known as Majek marked with ‘Tabansi Records’ and started a performance profession.
In 1989, Fashek discharged the ‘I&I experience’. He left the Tabansi Record and marked to CBS Nigeria in the mid 1990s and discharged ‘So Long Too Long’. In 1990, he was marked to Interscope Records and discharged the widely praised collection ‘Soul of Love’. He proceeded onward to Mango records since they were increasingly acclimated with promoting reggae globally. His first collection for the organization incorporates a spread rendition of Bob Marley’s ‘Reclamation tune’. He has recorded a few collections for various marks from that point forward.
He arranged a rebound to the music stage following 30 years with a redo of his old great ‘Sacred Ghost’ which is presently called ‘Assume control over me’ including Tuface Idibia. Fashek assumed a supporting job in the 2000 Nollywood film ‘Sign of the Beast’ and featured in a business for non mixed refreshment ‘Dia Malt’ In 2016.
He played out a satire appear in Lagos, Nigeria with more than ten thousand individuals in participation and in December 2016, he added to the tune ‘ We are not reluctant’ to a video highlighting 200 big names to raise assets for the International Rescue Committee(IRC) and Human Rights Watch (HRW). In a talk with Showtime in 2018, he transparently censured Buhari’s administration and expressed that he could show improvement over the current individuals in Government in Nigeria whenever given the chance.
Majek Fashek Personal Life
The artist struggled chronic drug use for a considerable length of time before he was taken to a medication restoration focus in Abuja in 2015, he has ‘recuperated’ presently notwithstanding and has returned to making music. He was hitched to Rita Fashek for whom he composed the tune ‘Without you’. They had four kids however has since separated.
Majek Fashek Awards
In the Year 1989, Fashek won six PMAN awards including Album of the Year Song of the Year Reggae Artist of the Year. Some of his awards may not appear here but he has got a lot of awards fro music.
Majek Fashek Death
Nigerian reggae legend Majek Fashek has kicked the bucket at 57 years old. The entertainer, well known for hits, for example, Send Down the Rain thus Long for a really long time, kicked the bucket in his stay in bed New York, his administrator Omenka Uzoma told the BBC.