- The immediate family of late reggae music icon, Majek Fashek, has called on Nigerians to assist them in burying the singer
- A former House of Representatives member, Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma, who represented Egor/Ikpoba Okha federal constituency spoke to the media on behalf of Majek's family who wants the singer buried in Nigeria
- Money for this purpose is to be paid into Majek's eldest son's foreign account while a Nigerian account will soon be set up
The immediate family of the late Nigerian born reggae music maestro, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, has called on the general public to aid them financially for them to bring the corpse of the deceased musician home for burial from the United States of America.
Making the plea on behalf of the family is a former House of Representatives member, Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma who represented Egor/Ikpoba Okha federal constituency.
Agbonayinma who is a music enthusiast and owner of U&I Records made the call on Friday, June 5. He described Majek as a legend and Africa’s pride and as such his remains should not be made to be buried like an ordinary being outside his fatherland, Nigeria.
He added: "With the support of the family, the children, we are looking at how we can bring him to Nigeria to be buried. This is going to cost quite a lot of money, especially with the challenge of COVID-19. So, we are trying to raise funds. The only account we have right now to be donated to, is the eldest son’s account, Randy Majek.
The former legislator said that the idea of raising funds to bring Majek home was not conceived by him alone but rather by the family and a committee put in place to give the Nigerian music export a befitting burial.
Legit.ng had reported that Majek Fashek died on June 1. The news of his death was shared by his management via his official Instagram page by his manager, Omenka Uzoma Day.
In the video, he called on Nigerians to celebrate rather than mourn the reggae icon dubbed The Rainmaker as his contribution to the Nigerian music industry was great.
In another story, the federal government of Nigeria through the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, mourned the passage of Majek Fashek.
In his reaction, the minister noted that Majek’s death was a great loss to Nigeria’s creative industry. He also expressed his condolences to the late singer’s family and prayed for God to grant him peaceful rest.
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