Gov.Obaseki mourns Majek Fashek says he took the world by storm
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has mourned Reggae music icon, Majek Fashek, who died on Tuesday at the age of 71.
Announcing Majek’s death on Tuesday morning, his manager Omenka Uzoma said, “Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the Africa No 1 legendary icon has gone to be with the LORD his Maker”.
“Let’s celebrate him, his achievements and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified,” Uzoma wrote on the official Instagram handle of the music legend.
Governor Obaseki of Edo State however took to Twitter to show condolence as he joined other Nigerians in paying tributes.
“I mourn the death of quintessential, maverick musician and Edo son, Majek Fashek.
“He described Fashek as a maverick musician who took the world by storm with his “enigmatic talent.”
“Fashek, who took the world by storm with his enigmatic talent, remains one of the finest cultural icons of his age and would be remembered for his disarming craft and skill,” Obaseki tweeted.
The governor’s tweet reads: Godwin Obaseki (GGO) @GovernorObaseki
“I mourn the death of quintessential, maverick musician and Edo son, Majek Fashek”.
“Fashek, who took the world by storm with his enigmatic talent, remains one of the finest cultural icons of his age and would be remembered for his disarming craft and skill.
Born in Benin, Edo State capital, with real names Majekodunmi Fasheke, the icon was known for hits such as ‘Send Down The Rain’, ‘So Long, Too Long’, and many others”.
He died in New York after a protracted battle with cancer.
He had earlier been hospitalised at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London in November 2019.