Some reports on social media have it that popular reggae musician, Majek Fashek, had died. The ‘rainmaker’ was flown to London earlier in the month after his health deteriorated at a Lagos hospital where he had been receiving treatment. He is said to be suffering from “Undifferentiated Schizophrenia Rebound”.
As reports of his death made the rounds, his manager Omenka Uzoma, took to Instagram to dispel the rumour even though he said last week that the veteran singer was so sick that he can not eat or talk.
Via Fashek’s Instagram page on Sunday, September 15, Uzoma said the singer was responding to treatment and would require more donations and prayers from well-meaning fans and individuals.
The Instagram post said:
“9:30 PM from London in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Today is Sunday, this is to inform all the well-wishers, fans and lovers of Majek Fashek back in Nigeria that Majek is not dead, he is very fine. I just stepped out now because of this ongoing music that people are saying that he is dead. Let’s not wish him dead, let’s join hands and pray for him.
“Majek Fashek is Alive pls share this video all fans well wishers and Jah people pls let’s continue praying for him and stop listening to people doing propaganda and scandals ………he is improving gradually,responding to treatments ,greetings from the legendary Majek Fashek.
“Also pls to get better Info contact us here …..or through our numbers or watsap +2348023689650/+447448512502/+16822466621 official_majekfashek pls share in all platforms.
“For those of you that are praying, prayers are working, every day there is a gradual improvement. We need funds, we need money for maintenance. The notable Nigerians that deposited for his medication…but we still need money for other things. We also heard that people are raising money which is without our consent…”