Veteran singer, Majek Fashek dies at 71

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By David Olalekan.

Veteran Nigerian musician and entertainer, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek has passed away.

Fashek, 71, died in a hospital in New York on Monday around 5:45pm after a prolonged illness.

News of his passing was confirmed by his manager, Uzoma Omenka, who said: “Yes, it is true that the legend has gone to be with the Lord.

“But this time I want to say we should all celebrate him, his achievements. He has done a lot for Nigeria and for Africa.”

The late music icon was renowned for his 1988 album, ‘Prisoner of Conscience’, which contained his hit song ‘Send Down The Rain’.

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