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Nigeria’s ‘Rain maker’ dies at 57

Majek Fashek otherwise known as Majekodunmi Fashek, was a Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist, born March 7th, 1963 in Benin City to an Edo mother and an Ijesha father (Emmanuel Olatunji Fasheke), but identifies with his Benin roots after the demise of his father, Majek died  in his sleep in New York on June 1st, 2020.

His surname Fasheke (Ifa-Ki-She-eke), whose literarily means “The ‘Ifa’ oracle does not lie”. He had a very close involvement with the late Nigerian drummer and bandleader Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Fashek was married to Rita Fashek who inspired the song “Without You”; the couple had four children together, but has since divorced.

Bob Marley was a major influence on Majek’s music career and style.