There are reports that reggae music icon, Majek Fashek is critically ill and has been hospitalised.
According to blogger, Linda Ikeji, the singer’s manager, Umenka Uzoma Day revealed that he was seriously ill and is presently at a medical facility in London.
“Majek Fashek is very sick as we are currently at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolich in England. Sorry, this message is coming late, but let us all support him with prayers as we also really Need support financially for upkeep. More updates with videos and pics will be uploaded soonest,
“Although, his medical bill for the surgery has been taken care by this notable Nigerian. I don’t want to mention his name, but we have serious issues with day to day upkeep. As I speak to you, Majeks cannot eat and cannot talk, I have to do virtually everything for him. Right now, we are in dire need of finance to survive here in London. We spend a lot of money every day to keep him alive. I have approached the Nigerian Embassy here but they abandoned us to our fate. Majeks has not eaten in days and the only food he can eat has to be specially prepared,” Umenka said.
Majek Fashek was one of the biggest music exports from this part of the world in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. However, things took a different turn as he went on a self-exile which according to reports were because of failing health and personal issues.
A few years ago, he bounced back into the music scene again and became a regular at selected shows. In 2017, he was a guest at popular Abuja church, COZA, a visit which was called out by controversial On-Air personality, Daddy Freeze.
For anyone willing to help, the manager has released this London account number and telephone numbers for whoever wants to reach him for help Telephone: +1 682-246-6621 +44 7448 512502 Account: Uzoma Day Omenka. GTBank 0011211270 Omenka Uzoma Day, Barclays Bank, Account No: 30260762, Sort code: 202947.