Nigerian veteran musician, Sunny Neji has expressed sadness over Majek Fashek’s death.
The raggae star died at 57 on June 1, in New York.
Neji, while reacting to the death of Fashek in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday described him as a great music ambassador.
“I just heard about his death this morning and I must express that it was a very sad news and painful exit of a unique music icon of his time.
“Although, he has been battling and living with health issues for long which have taken him off the music scene but we were looking forward to see him back on his feet.
“A great music ambassador, we will miss him and will ever remember him for his powerful hits as ‘Send down the rain and so long, too long’, ” he said.
Neji added that he was more pained as he expected the industry and country at large to have done more for the late Faskek.
According to him, “We cannot continue like this, no we must not, adequate care and show of concern should be shown to stars in related development to identify with them during ill health.”
Majek Fashek, from Osun state, started his music career in the 80s, and peaked in 1988 when he released the album ‘Prisoner of Conscience’.
The album fetched him six PMAN awards including Album of the Year song and Reggae Artiste of the year.