Majek Fashek 'The Rainmaker' Dies At 57

Nigerian reggae artiste  Majek Fashek has passed on. Reports state that the late reggae maestro passed away in his sleep in New York last night, after a battle with esophageal cancer.  Fashek was 57 at the time of  his death.

Born Majekodunmi Fasheke in Benin City, Edo state in 1963; Fashek released his debut album, Prisoner of Conscience in 1987 following the break up  of his band, Jastix. Featured in the album was 'Send Down The Rain' which  became his signature song and earned him the nickname, 'The Rainmaker'. 

Fashek's other popular songs include 'So Long, Too Long', 'Majek Fashek Ina New York',  'Genesis', 'No More Sorrow' and his cover of Bob Marley's 'Redemption Song.' 

During the course of his career, Fashek worked with several artistes including Tracey Chapman, Jimi Cliff and Snoop Dogg and had a role in 2000's movie, Mark of the Beast. 
For several years he was MIA from the music scene , as he was battling with drug problems but made a surprise comeback in 2005 with the hit song, 'Little Patience'. 

'The Rainmaker'  will be greatly missed and forever remembered. 


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