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Majek Fashek: An archetypal musician, song writer, ace guitarist, says Information Minister

His timeless songs -'Send Down The Rain', 'Redemption Song 'll remain ever green

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed deep condolences over the passing on of Makej Fashek, saying he will be remembered for his timeless songs.

The groundbreaking album, ‘Prisoner of Conscience’, which featured timeless songs like ‘Send Down The Rain’, ‘Redemption Song’ and ‘Afrikans Keep Your Culture’ . Long after his demise, Majek Fashek’s voice will continue
to echo across space and time, thanks to those iconic songs, he said.
The Minister said Majek Fashek was the archetypal musician, and not just a singer but also a song writer and a guitarist.

”He blazed the trail not only for today’s reggae artists but for the entire
generation of musicians in the country,” Mohammed said in a statement in Abuja by  Mr Segun Adeyemi, the Special Assistant to the President on Media,

Office of the Minister of Information and Culture and emailed to PerSecondnews.

He described the death of international reggae star, Majekodunmi Fasheke,

popularly called Majek Fashek, as a huge loss to the Creative Industry, especially coming at a time the industry has taken a hit from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mohammed expressed condolences to the family, friends and fans of the late musician as well as to the entire creative industry, and prayed to God to grant repose to his soul and comfort his family.

”One of the best tributes we can pay to Majek Fashek is to do everything we can to ensure the rebound of the Industry to which he gave so much from its present state, occasioned by the effects of the
pandemic.”

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