One of the greatest musicians in the Nigerian entertainment industry, Chief Ebenezer Obey

Legendary Juju Musician, Ebenezer Obey said that the late Reggae musical icon, Majekodunmi Fasheke popularly known as “Majek Fashek” always called him ”Baba” whilst greeting.

Obey told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)on Wednesday, that the reggae maestro’s death was a painful one, leaving behind a huge vacuum to be filled in the entertainment industry.

Majek Fashek, the Rainmaker died in New York on June 1, at the age of 57.

Obey said that Fashek was always fond of removing his cap and genuflecting to greet him, which exemplified a humble man.


”I commiserate with the family of Majek Fashek, and pray that the Lord will take care of the family he left behind.” Nigeria has lost a very talented musician; the reggae music world has lost one of its greatest musicians.

”I know him to be a very creative and humble man who always genuflect to greet me whenever he sees me, he is always calling me ‘Baba’.

”There is nothing we can do because death is inevitable, I pray that the Lord will be with the family and console them: may his soul rest in peace,” he said.

He then urged the Federal Government to ensure Fashek’s works and times be recognised in the history of Nigeria.

Fashek, a Nigerian singer, songwriter and guitarist, was best known for his 1988 album ” Prisoner of Conscience” which includes the multiple award-winning single “Send Down the Rain”.