Nigerian reggae legend Majek Fashek dies at 57

Nigerian reggae legend Majek Fashek has died at the age of 57. The performer, popular for hits such as Send Down the Rain and So Long for Too Long, died in his sleep in New York.

Writing on Instagram, Mr Uzoma said it was “a time for us all to celebrate his achievements, and not mourn”. The musician, whose real name was Majekodunmi Fasheke, also worked with stars like Jimmy Cliff, Tracy Chapman and Snoop Dogg. “He’s done a lot for Nigeria and Africa,” his manager said.

Majek Fashek had been ill for some time but the cause of his death is not clear. He was drawn to reggae in the 1980s at a point when highlife and juju were more dominant in Nigeria. The artist said Bob Marley was a major influence as a consequence his musical style and looks mirrored the Jamaican legend.

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