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Photos: Majek Fashek Turns Beggar In Lagos, Singer Begging For Money To Buy Ogogoro In Fadeyi

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Photos: Majek Fashek Turns Beggar In Lagos, Singer Begging For Money To Buy Ogogoro In Fadeyi

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June 12, 2015 – Pictures: Majek Fashek Turns Beggar In Lagos, Banker Says He Was Begging For Money To Buy Ogogoro In Fadeyi

A Lagos-based investment banker, Mr Joseph Edgar got the shock of his life on Friday morning after an encounter with Reggae Legend Majekodunmi Fasheke popular called Majek Fashek in Fadeyi area of Lagos.

Mr Edgar said the Reggae star has become a shadow of his old self. He alleged that he was begging him for 100 Naira to buy Ogogoro (dry gin).

Hear what the banker said about his encounter with Majek Fashek today;

On my way to work this morning, I spotted a loony figure. Pants sagged, dirty black underwear showing, a caftan perched precariously on his extra lean shoulders, shock of long unkempt dreadlocks cascading down his head and teeth yellowed by years of hard living and a face still surprisingly handsome despite the ravages of illicit living. This was Majek, my hero, the one who brought down the rain.

He it was who redefined Reggae and in that one album forced us to look deep into our consciousness, calling us prisoners of conscience. He it was who took that Bob Marley piece, Redemption Song into the sublime. He infused it with his pangolo rhythm and turned it into an anthem of social and spiritual awakening. Majek was a god, strong Adonis like looks, talent yet to me replicated in our clime and charisma of the gods.

This same Majek, I just saw like that in Fadeyi, begging for ogogoro becuase he did not have 100 Naira to pay for it. I stopped brought out 1,000 Naira and was immediately struck by confusion. Should I give him this money and contribute to his death or should I refuse him and watch him throw a tantrum like a disposed toddler. He saved me the dilemma as he grabbed the money from me and rushed to the ugly, black dirty merchant of death, who gleefully poured him a glass full.

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Majek downed the drink and hugged me like I had just saved him from the hang mans noose. I looked deep into his eyes and saw a lost soul. He was actually begging for help, the demon inside of him peered at me from his once very beautiful eyes, daring me to do my worse. Assuring me that he had no intention of leaving this host until it finished it’s dreadful task of killing him ever so slowly.

He called me a fine boy and wished he was as good looking as I was, I laughed. A laugh that was more of pity, a laugh that was laced with internal cry of pain. A pain that cascaded through every pain in my body. If only I had one tenth of this talent, I would be far from fadeyi begging for N100 worth of ogogoro.
Did we fail him as Nigerians, did we put an umbrella over the Rainmaker, did the flood of his talent wash away his life, what can be done, do we continue watch him make a mockery of a Life once blessed?
Majek in his destitution represents Nigeria. Blessed with more than enough resources., rich in human capacity, more fertile land than the whole of Asia and filled with gifted and talented people, but yet beggerly and poor. Daily our leaders go to ‘jibowu’ to beg poorer countries for aid, for debt forgiveness. The contradiction never leaves me. Japan with no known Natural resources is so developed that we can only look in shame.

Majek with all the talents of a thousand people, begging the woman who can’t lift a finger beside him for N100, Majek being laughed at by miscreants and being mocked with so much joy by those who were not half as blessed by God.
What can I do, but to write this piece and just walk away, lest his guest demon attempt a move on my life.

I saw it and felt it look into my soul and with one withered hand, offered me a shot of the Devils brew. A shot I knew would throw me into the darkest pits of Majeks torture, a shot that will take me spiraling down the tunnels of oblivion, destroying the innocent dependent lives of my children while giving Majek solace that he has finally found a room mate albeit a very reluctant and scared one.

I pray for you sir. I pray God gives you peace. God bless you Majek.

Very sad story! This is what igbo addiction can do to a man’s destiny.

Hope he gets over his addiction soon.



  1. Bisi Ilori

    June 12, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Trust me brother he is safe out there for now just continue praying for him

  2. timmie

    June 13, 2015 at 2:27 AM


  3. lizzy o

    June 13, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Yes prayer will work but we need action to help him be where he can be looked after. Let Nigerian create a funding source for him, get him accommodated, get a psychiatric nurse or Dr to look after him, cloth him, feed jim

  4. RAY

    June 13, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    i went to primary school with his son RANDY FASHEK… MEHN THIS IS VERY SAD….i pray he is rehabilitated ..

  5. tuburu

    June 13, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Quite a touching epistle. Many attempts have been made to extricate Majek from this abysmal quandary. Alas,he keeps going back like the proverbial dog to it’s vomit. It’s only a matter of time before the cold and fiery liquid called ogogoro finally extinguishes the life left in him. After then will you see Nigerians singing his praises as a one time legend. Please lets act now to save this great talent by prayers and whatever means possible.

    • Sandi

      September 3, 2018 at 12:45 PM

      Tuburu, yes, let’s act NOW! He’s given so much to us, it’s the least we could do!

  6. ocpeace

    June 13, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    majek and Nigeria, who is owing who…….?08057323826

  7. Grace

    June 13, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    Tuburu, I do not think people have tried hard enough. First of i felt pity for him because he does not know what he is doing is handwork of devil from Shrine. The big question is where are his children? Now when one is in music industry and do not handle God with truth spirit it will always turn into something else because most instruments are from the demonic world. Now you all go to you tube and watch listen to his interview of 2011 hear what he said. The origin of his drugs problems came from the shrine in his mothers native land. He said he started singing at the age of 10 to 15 in a shrine in Benin. You all know what takes place in such shrines in Benin. Once you have been around those shrine automatically one is initiated. It takes the grace of intense spiritual cleansing and deliverance for that person to be free.

    It all sound like a generational curse from that shrine. He called olugon. Which is like occult. The demons devils from that shrine possessed him and pushed him into drugs. It was he was like a Christian who sand christian musics then lived in Jamiaca to join more drug addicts influenced again by the demonic world. then to Holly wood where you have them there. As such is very difficult to break that cycle and as years goes by it just get worst and worst.

    Whoever knows him and come across him and feel like helping him please take him to prophet Jeremiah of Worri or Prophet Tb Joshua. They will deliver and pray for him for free. Please if you know him run and help him. Thanks. His music was great. Devil satan wants to finish him. Seeing him and dashing him money will not help. Just carry him if you can fly to Worri with him and live in in that church or TB Joshua church they all know him and will help him for free.

  8. osama

    June 14, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Grace Godbless u for me. prophet T.B Joshua and prophet jeremiah is d answer. Beside majek is in dsame lagos there with tb Joshua.

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