Legendary Nigerian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke popularly known as Majek Fashek, has died.
According to reports, the “Send Down the Rain” crooner, aged 57 died in a hospital in New York on Monday June 1. Our sources are yet to confirm the cause of his death.
He was born in Benin City to an Edo mother and a Ijesha father, but identifies with his Benin roots.
In the early eighties Fashek, who at the time went by the stage name Rajesh Kanal, joined the group Jastix with McRoy Gregg, and Drummer 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.
In 1988, shortly after Jastix disbanded Fashek, who now used the name Majek Fashek, signed with Tabansi Records and began a solo career by releasing the album Prisoner of Conscience and quickly became Nigeria’s top reggae artist after the song “Send Down The Rain” became the most popular song of the year, and in 1989 he won six PMAN awards for “Song of the Year”, “Album of the Year”, and “Reggae Artist of the Year” among others.
Fashek was married to Rita Fashek who inspired the song “Without You”; the couple had four children together, but have since divorced. In 2015, it was revealed that Fashek was bankrupt and battling drug addiction. After admitting that he needed help, he was admitted into a drug rehabilitation centre in Abuja, but has since recovered, and returned to music.
Besides his struggle with drug addiction, other health conditions required his hospitalization on several occasions. He was rumored dead in September 2019 but his manager quelled the rumors, confirming that Majek had indeed been critically ill, hospitalized at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, England, and in dire need of financial assistance
The ‘rain maker’ as he his fondly called has has worked with various artists worldwide including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé.
Majek’s life and work are still prominently celebrated by Nigerian music fans and beyond. His legacy of excellence in music and worldwide impact through instrumentation will live imminently.
BBNaija 5: Winner To Get ₦85 Million Grand Prize
The winner of season five of Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, will be walking home with a grand prize of N85million.
This was made known by the reality show organisers, Multichoice Nigeria, a few days ahead of the commencement.
With the countdown to the popular reality TV show’s kick off, MultiChoice Nigeria revealed that the 2020 winner will walk away with a grand prize of N85m.
The grand prize includes: a N30m cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home appliances courtesy Scanfrost; a trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta; a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it and Colgate toothpaste; a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller and a trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale; and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.
The sum of the grand prize was earlier hinted at by one of the company’s top executives, Martin Mabutho, in a recent media session. Mabutho had hinted that this season’s winnings would be the biggest since BBNaija debuted back in 2006.
Speaking on the grand prize, Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe said: “The fifth season of BBNaija marks a major milestone in the reality TV series.
We are making this season significant by not only increasing the winnings, but by also implementing other creative and innovative ways to ensure the show lives up to the premium entertainment especially during the current pandemic.”
This year’s edition has Betway as the headline sponsor and Guinness as the Gold sponsor.
Given the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic, MultiChoice Nigeria has assured viewers that global best practices, precautions and preventive measures will be followed throughout the show.
Kanye West’s 2020 Presidential Bid Still Alive As He Files With Federal Election Commission
Kanye West’s 2020 Presidential bid is still alive despite an earlier report which claimed that the Billionaire rapper had dropped out from the race.
The 43-year-old rapper has reportedly made his first official step by filling with the Federal Election Commission, seeking the office of President.
According to TMZ, West filed the first form required by the Federal Election Commission to run for president on Wednesday, July 15. He filled out “Form 1, Statement of Organization” declaring that he will run with his party BDY, which stands for the Birthday Party.
The publication also noted that Kanye West is yet to file the more important Form 2, which are: Statement of Candidacy, which shows he’s raised or spent more than $5,000 in campaign activity and triggers candidacy status under federal campaign finance law.
Kanye West announced his intention to run for US president on July 4, with Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk endorsing him after he made the announcement.
“Maturity Is When You Breakup And Still Give Your Ex Money Till She Finds A New Boyfriend” — Erigga
Nigerian rapper, Erigga has given his definition of maturity is, in the regard of a relationship between lovers.
The rapper, who’s known to often make lewd and at times thoughtful statements, says maturity for a man involves still giving money to his ex-girlfriend till the point she gets a new man to cater for her needs.
The rapper went on to ask fans if they second his opinion.
Taking to his Twitter account, Erigga wrote,
“Maturity is when you break up with your girlfriend and you still give her money whenever she ask, and take care of her until she finds another boyfriend. True/False?”
See his post;
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