ICYMI: Nigerian Legend, Majek Fashek is Dead

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Nigerian reggae legend Majek Fashek has died at the age of 57.

Majek, who toured the world with the sound of African reggae with hits such as the ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ and ‘Send Down the Rain’, died in New York, Omenka Uzoma, who has served as his manager and publicist for about seven years, said Tuesday morning. His age was not immediately clear.

Writing on Instagram, his manager, Mr Uzoma said it was “a time for us all to celebrate his achievements, and not mourn”.

Mr Uzoma did not immediately disclose the cause of death, which could be deliberate considering his past refusal to disclose the nature of the artist’s illness.

 

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