Multiple award winning singer, 2face Idibia took to his official Instagram page to pay his last respect to late Majek Fashek who died few days ago.
According to 2baba, Majek Fashek is among the people that paved way for Naija music. He expressed his appreciation and prayed that his struggles never be in vain.
Sharing a video of himself and Majek Fashek singing at an event, the 44 year old wrote;
“Woke up 2 this sad news. Bless u MAJEK FASHEK. many of the new school artist might not grasp your importance but I appreciate what u represent in naija music history. RIP LION.
I know u and BABA FELA and RAS KIMONO and ORLANDO OWO and SUNNY OKOSUN and OLIVER DE COQUE are reminiscing about the good old days.
Bless u all and many more that paved the way. Your struggles shall never be in vain !!!.”
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Besides Majek Fasheks struggle with drug addiction, other health conditions required his hospitalisation on several occasions. He was rumored dead in September 2019 but his manager quelled the rumors, confirming that Fashek had indeed been critically ill, hospitalized at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich in the UK, and in dire need of financial assistance. Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Femi Otedola pledged to cover all the singer’s medical expenses.
Fashek died in his sleep on 2 June 2020 in New York City. He was 57, and was battling esophageal cancer. His death was confirmed by his manager, Omenka Uzoma, on the late singer’s official Instagram handle.