June 9, 2013 – “My Mental Illness Is A Spiritual Problem” – Majek Fashek Takes On They Nigerian Press “They’re All Going To Hell”
Reggae singer Majekodunmi Fasheke popularly called Majek Fashek is a top Naija artist who reigned in the late 80s after the release of his popular song ‘Send down the Rain’
In the past several years now, he has been battling a serious mental illness.
In this recent interview on Tribune, the singer accused the Nigerian Press of falsifying his mental health problem. He further accused the media of collecting bribe amongst other issues.
Read the Interview excerpt below;
What message do you have for people; especially those who say you are sick?
Me? I don’t have any message for anybody, the message I have for the Nigerian press is that they are going to hell.
Why? Hell? And do you know you are also including me?
Not you, but for those who always write and give false information about me and for blaspheming the prophet. Me and Jesus Christ, we are one, me I no dey follow Jesus Christ like Christian o, I am following Jesus Christ in a different way and in different form.
So, the Nigerian press that is running against the truth will go to hell, it’s not you I am referring to. Okay, who gave me rain maker? It was the Nigerian press that was good press like you. May God help you in your press profession.
It was good people like you then that gave me rain maker in the late 80s and I am sure you must be in secondary school then, abi I lie? They don’t take bribe, it is you that will use your sense to give them envelope, they don’t demand anything from you, and it is you that will give them, not them demanding for it.
But the press we have now will always demand for bribe. So, Nigerian press, no don’t let me use Nigerian press, let me say African press, is fed up because of bribery and corruption.
But would you agree with me that you are sick?
Yes, I was sick, anybody can be sick. What I have is spiritual problem which I am dealing with. Even in the Bible, it was stated that we are not fighting against flesh and blood, but wickedness in high places. I am a freedom fighter, I can never be shot like Lucky Dube, I am invincible, you can’t shoot me. I am Anikulapo.
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His response to the interview questions depicts the condition of his mental state.
This is how far igbo addiction has brought him.
Na wa o, remember Majek Fashek in your prayers.