by Akan Ido
Majek Fashek, the Rainmaker wowed his fans with ‘conscious’ songs in the 80s and the talented musician was touted by many to be the next Bob Marley in the Raggae music genre but that is turning out to be pipe-dream as he is now a shadow of his bubbly old self.
Rumours are rife that Fashek is a Cocaine addict and if this utterances attributed to him are true then we don’t have to look further for the truth.
According to unconfirmed reports, when asked about rumours of his substance addiction, the musician said, “People must talk. But they make you popular; that’s the truth. You cannot fight the press, you cannot fight the media. They are the ones that will tell people what is going on, so I cannot fight the media. They said I’m crazy, I use cocaine. Well I still use cocaine. I dey blow my nose, I dey smoke my igbo.
“As I speak to you, I have cocaine in my pocket and in my house. I still dey use am. I can’t stop. How will you play music with a ‘normal eye’? You can’t be a good musician playing without getting high. Pastors dem dey high too. The truth is that you can’t be on the human level and give the message. The humans are looking up to you, so you must be super- human to live up to their expectations,” he said.
Is it true that one can’t perform without getting high on an addictive substance? Do pastors also engage in substance addiction as Majek Fashek alleged? Let’s have your day on this people.