- The Nigerian entertainment industry recently lost one of its rare gems, reggae music icon Majek Fashek
- Legit.ng has compiled some major throwback photos and videos that highlight the life and times of the late icon
Nigerians on social media recently woke up to the heartbreaking news that talented reggae music icon, Majekodunmi Faskeka aka Majek Fashek, had passed away.
The music icon’s manager, Omenka Uzoma Day, made the announcement via a video post shared on his official Instagram page. Omenka in his post also noted that instead of mourning, fans of the late Majek Fashek should celebrate his life.
Shortly after the news broke, many flooded their individual pages on social media to mourn the passing of the late Nigerian musician.
Interestingly, some of them also noted that it comes as no coincidence that a heavy downpour was recorded in Lagos on the same day the reggae icon bid the world goodbye.
In celebration of the singer, Legit.ng has compiled some interesting throwback photos and videos that capture his time on earth.
Some of the photos show the singer in the company of other popular celebrities in the music industry.
Similarly, the videos capture some of Fashek's mind-blowing performances when he was way younger and still a rave of the moment.
Check them out below:
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The late musician was best known in Nigeria for the 1988 album, Prisoner of Conscience, which included the multiple award-winning single, Send Down the Rain.
Majek Fashek has worked with various artists worldwide, including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé. Fashek's musical influences include Bob Marley - whom he resembles vocally - Jimi Hendrix, and Fela Kuti.
The reggae icon was one of the original Nigerian artistes to be drawn to the music of the Caribbean, specifically reggae, rather than indigenous hybrids such as fuji, jùjú, but was known to mix these genres into his own style which he called kpangolo.
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