Lagos - Azuka Jebose, a journalist and close associate of legendary Musician Majek Fashek, has confirmed in his recent blog post that the ‘Send down the rain’ crooner has gone back to his addiction to drugs and alcohol.
He said that in late April, Majek was billed to perform, alongside few Nigerian musicians, inside the Eko Le Meridian hotel, in lagos.
According to witnesses, he staggered onto the stage, oozing alcohol, dirty and haggard. He looked homeless.
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He barely made it through his songs. Concert goers that night wondered what happened to this great musician whose story of rehabilitation dominated entertainment media the past several months.
Early May, one of Nigeria’s popular musicians called to complain to Jebose about Majek’s erratic behavior and alleged sexual harassment of his girlfriend.
He also confirmed that the major sponsor of Majek’s publicized drugs and alcohol rehabilitation treatment in Abuja, Warri based petro-merchant, Billionaire Ayiri Emani withdrew his gesture after months of dolling out money to treat the reggae superstar, because Majek Fashek insisted to go back to music.
Majek explained to Jebose incoherently, why he severed the relationship with his sponsor: ‘I am an American musician. We do things in certain ways…’
“He is back on the road to destruction. I saw this coming. Ten months ago, Majek’s new handlers, passionately led by one of his former chorus singers, launched a media campaign to rescue Majek from his recluse.
Charles Novia and I knew it won’t work. Charles didn’t want to be seen as anti-Majek’s wellness. I chose to speak. I was vocal. I told the handlers their approach was wrong and would not work for an addict. They seemed to be forcing Majek into treatment. They want an addict to follow their steps to recovery.” Jebose said.
- News 24