Find Out 9 Things Most Nigerians Don’t Know About Majek Fashek
There has been a lot of talk recently about veteran singer, Majek Fashek.
For the past several months, people have spoken about his frayed looks, to his use of drugs, his paranoia for the media and friends attempting to raise funds for him to go to rehab.
However, here are a couple of things most Nigerians don’t know about the Nigerian reggae legend whose real name is Majekodunmi Fasheke.
1. The guitarist started his professional music career in a band called Ja’stix. His band mates included Ras Kimono, Amos McRoy, Gregg, Sammy Sammama, Geogre Orwells and Black O’Rice.
2. He was once signed to Columbia Records Nigeria, Island Records’ imprint Mango Records and Interscope Records.
4. His debut solo album ‘Prisoner of conscience’ (1988) sold over 200,000 copies in Nigeria.
5. Majek was one of the first Nigerians to perform on the David Letterman Show. In 1992, he and the Prisoner of Conscience band performed ‘So long’ on the late night show.
6. In 2007, there were reports that Charles Novia was making a film about the singer.
7. Majek’s vocals closely resemble that of Bob Marley. On his ‘Prisoner of conscience’ album, he covers Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption song’.
8. Fashek plans on releasing a new album this year. From the 80s till date, he has released four studio albums.
9. On 5 December, 1990, Jon Pareles of the New York Times wrote in a review about the entertainer: “From an American perspective, he is a charismatic, accomplished performer with a gift for catchy riffs and a promising hybrid style”.
The success story of the musician who once toured the world has since changed.
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