Majek Fashek was a ‘lyrical wizard’- Charlyboy
The Nigerian entertainment industry was thrown into mourning on Tuesday when Fashek’s death was announced by his manager, Omenka Uzoma, on his Instagram page, saying the singer died in New York, where he was receiving treatment.
Music lovers, celebrities and fans of Fashek across the world have taken to their social media platforms to mourn and pay tribute to him.
Nigerian showbiz maestro and activist, Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charlyboy, has paid tribute to late Nigerian music legend Majek Fashek, popularly known as ‘The Rainmaker’, describing him as a “ Lyrical Wizard”.
He extolled the late reggae icon in an interview with the Newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to Charlyboy, Fashek was a revolutionary musician whose music send messages that addressed social issues that affects society. Charlyboy revealed that he came in contact with the late artiste over three decades ago and worked together in the early days of their music careers.
“My father came from Lagos to Oguta, my home town, along with Majek Fashek, and he spent one good year with me. “In fact, he sketched his hit song ‘Send down the Rain’ in my small studio then in the village, where I also learnt a lot from him about music. “Majek was both handsome and talented as a music artiste, and he was a lyrical wizard because his lyrics were so powerful and revolutionary.
“There were other talented musicians during his era, but the message in his songs are so on point and that is why I so much admired him,” he said. The ‘Areafada’ noted that although Fashek was no more, his songs will remain timeless because of the inspiration behind the lyrics.
He however prayed that God should grant the family of the departed artiste the strength to forge ahead, as death is an inevitable debt every mortal must pay.