Prominent Nigerians have expressed their shock and sadness over the death of music legend, Majek Fashek who died from cancer.
The legendary singer whose real name is Majekodunmi Fasheke, died at the age of 57.
Following his death, Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, Minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, Presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, former lawmaker, Shehu Sani and a host of others have poured their tribute to the late singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Governor Obaseki, in a tweet wrote: “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.”
Keyamo tweeted: “R.I.P. my big brother, Mr Majekodunmi Fasheke (aka Majek Fashek), the ‘Rain Maker’ and extraordinarily gifted musician. They don’t make them like you anymore. Your remake of the song Hotel California remains one of my favourites and, of course, the evergreen, Send Down the Rain!”
Also reacting to the sad news, Shehu Sani tweeted: “Some years ago I met Majek Fashek near a train station in New York b4 he returned to Nigeria. He was a shadow of the man; many of us loved decades ago.
“Majek rode through rough & dangerous terrain in Life. He tried to pick up & now is gone. He was an unforgettable legend. R.I.P.”
Laurreta Onochie, an Aide to President Muhammadu Buhari said: “At last he rests: He escapes the life that held him captive. He escapes a world where talented people are milked till nothing is left; Where no vice can touch him But we won’t forget you As younger people, your music moved our feet & gladdened our souls. Sleep Well, Majek Fashek.”
May his souls Rest In Peace.