Nigeria’s reggae music star, Majek Fashek, who rose to fame in the 80’s and 90’s with hits like ‘send down the rain’, has in recent times being rumoured to have medical and mental challenges.
According to stories circulating on the internet, the Rainmaker was reported to have gone berserk, so much so that he had to be restrained with chains at his Gowon Estate, Ipaja, Lagos residence by concerned neighbours.
It was also reported that ‘Majek now walks around talking to himself and sometimes sits at a bus stop around his area playing his guitar while kids make fun of him.’
However speaking to reporters, the musician has denied it all, stating that he is mentally and medically ok.
He said that he doesn’t know where the rumor about his purported ill health emanated from.
He described the development as the handiwork of idle people who are bent on making issues out of nothing.
“I’m okay. Whoever says that I’m not okay is actually the one that should check himself. As for me, I have become an Orisha (semi-god) so nothing can happen to me. I know what I’m doing,” Majek said.
He continued: “See, people must talk. But they make you more popular; that is the truth. You cannot fight the press, you cannot fight the media. They are the ones that will tell the people what is going on, so I cannot fight the media.”
He also informed reporters that his new album ‘Gangster Raster’ currently in the works.
Majek is convinced that he is back in Nigeria to lead a revolution, because according to him, it takes a revolution to make a solution.
“There are many kinds of revolution. There is bloody revolution, but we don’t want that for Nigerians. What Nigerians need is a tactful revolution, so that we won’t shed human blood. What we want is revolution of freedom. Like Bob Marley said, “emancipate your self from mental slavery… That is the revolution I’m working on. I have a temple and shrine, and everyday, I pray against bloodshed among my people.”