Reggae music icon, Majek Fashek hospitalized in London
Veteran Reggae musician, Majekodunmi Fasheke better known as Majek Fashek aka ‘The Rainmaker’ has been hospitalized in a London hospital for an unknown but serious sickness and may need financial assistance to pull through.
A source close to the musician said Majek was flown out of the country on Wednesday after he was diagnosed of an unknown illness that needed urgent attention abroad if he’s to have any chance of survival.
The source mentioned some well-meaning Nigerians like Captain Hosa Okunbor, Hon. E.J. Agbonayinma and others as those footing his medical expenses but implied that the singer may need public assistance soon as the cost of his treatment is said to be huge.
“All I can tell you is that he’s seriously illand in a London hospital, he needs our help and prayers,” the source told Vanguard.
In the early eighties Fashek, who at the time went by the stage name Rajesh Kanal, joined the group Jastix with McRoy Gregg, and lead singer Black Rice. They were best known as the in-house band on the show Music Panorama on NTA Benin, and toured with fellow reggae group The Mandators. Jastix were also session musicians for upcoming reggae singer Edi Rasta, who would later be known as Evi-Edna Ogholi.