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Nigerian Reggae Legend Majek Fashek passes away

Nigerian reggae musician Majek Fashek has passed away in New York, USA.

His death was announced by his manager and publicist, Omenka Uzoma

The performer, popular for hits such as Send Down the Rain and So Long for Too Long, died in his sleep in New York, his manager Omenka Uzoma told the BBC.

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

The musician, whose real name was Majekodunmi Fasheke, also worked with stars like Jimmy Cliff, Tracy Chapman, and Snoop Dogg.

“He’s done a lot for Nigeria and Africa,” his manager said.

Majek Fashek has been ill for some time but the cause of his death is not clear.

The singer had been treated for several months at a hospital in London before he moved to the United States in January 2020 to be with his family.

He was survived by four children and his ex-wife, Rita.

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