majek fashek shuts down port harcourt.
Below are pictures of legendary Nigerian musician, Majek Fashek during his performance at the Port Harcourt stadium, Rivers state in 1987. It is said that the singer shut down the whole stadium with a superb performance of his monstrous hit song send down the rain.
Decades later, the raggae musician battled with drug addiction that saw the deterioration of his health which called for help from concerned citizens. In an interview with Tofarati Ige, he spoke of how he’s given his life to Christ and and also how his music rose from a world with limited platforms for success to a world that placed him on center stage.
”The change is that Majek Fashek is born
again. I believe in Jesus Christ and you will see that in my new music.
When one is born again, it means old things have passed away. I’m not
interested in women, drugs, alcohol and other things like that. I’m only
going to be concentrating on making good music for my fans.
Majek Fashek is the number one musician
in the whole Africa of all time to have broken into the American market.
If you go to San Francisco, you will see my name written boldly in
their hall of fame. I was on the David Letterman Show and that is one of
the biggest platforms in America that has played host to great people
like Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, among others. In America, they have a
structure of classifying stars from superstar to megastar and legend. I
am classified as a legend with people like Bob Marley, Whitney Houston,
among others. I am not a social media musician. In 1987, there was only
one TV station in Nigeria but my music was able to blow over to the US.
It is not like these days when you can just record a video on social
media, and people will see it all over the world immediately. In those
days, Lucky Dube would open shows for me. I also went on an American
tour with great musicians like Jimmy Cliff, among others. I was featured
in New York Times and other A-list media; and all these information are
on the Internet for you to confirm. Till date, no other African
musician has been able to do that. One of my songs, I am not Afraid,
has been sampled by over 200 American musicians including Bono. I used
to be very good friends with Michael Jackson and that is why I named my
last child, Michael”.