Majekodunmi Fasheke was famously known as Majek Fashek A.K.A. Ma-je-ko-dun-mi Ifa-kii-she-eke, was a Nigerian singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was best known in his home country for the 1988 album Prisoner of Conscience, which included the multiple award-winning single (Send Down the Rain). Also known as The Rainmaker, he worked with various artists round the world, Artists include: Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Micheal Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyonce.
Fashek was born in Benin city in Edo State Town: Old Bendel, His mother was Ijesha and father was Osun State, Western Nigeria but identifies with his Benin state roots. Various translations of his name Fasheke Ifa-kii-she-eke include high priest who does not lie, powers of miracles and system or medium of divination does not lie. After his parents separated Fashek remained in Benin city with his mother, and soon joined the choir in his local Aladura church and was learning how to play the trumpet and guitar whilst composing songs for the choir in church.
Besides his struggle with drug addiction, other health conditions required Fashek’s hospitalisation on several occasions. Majek Fashek was rumored dead in September 2019 but his manager quelled the rumors and confirming that Fashek had indeed been critically ill in hospitalized at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in UK, and in dire need of financial assistance. Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Femi Otedole has pledged to cover all the singer’s medical expenses.
Fashek died on the 2nd of June, 2020 at the age of 71 in the United States, after battling an unknown illness. His death was confirmed by his manager, Omenka Uzoma, on the late singer’s official handle on Instagram.
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