Majekodumni Fasheke, better known as Majek Fashek, is a Nigerian reggae musician, one of the most popular from that country. Various translations of his name include “high priest who does not lie” and “powers of miracles, the high priest does not live”, and he claims he was born with dreadlocks, the “holy” hairstyle of Rastafarianism.
Majek Fashek first gained national fame on a television show in the early 1980s, then toured for many years with The Mandators. In 1987, he began a solo career and quickly became the biggest reggae singer in the country. His song ‘Send Down The Rain’ was especially popular. He won six awards at the PMAN ceremony and then signed to CBS Nigeria in 1988 before moving to Island Records’ Mango imprint (a label more accustomed to marketing reggae internationally). His first album for the company included a cover version of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”.