These are certainly not the best of times for Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek. Weighed down by what Amina Dangaji, Fashek’s manager and president, Performing Musicians Employers’ Association of Nigeria, PMAN, described as a spiritual problem, the maestro has been unable to maintain come close to the stage as he once did at the height of his music career that spanned several years. As he prepares for yet another album following a long draught, he maintained that his estranged wife is the subject of his next album.
“I don’t have a problem with my family,” he told the magazine during an interview on Monday, July 6, 2015. “My wife is a hoodlum and a thief, a robber without a gun, and this is going to be my new song title.”
While Nigerians may be tempted to think Fashek is out of his mind and needs the services of a rehabilitation centre, he is quick to argue his case. “My wife betrayed me by taking me to a Celestial Church hospital in Badagry and allowing them to put me in chains. I respect women a lot. That’s why every woman should learn to be there for her husband in good times and in bad.”
Fashek told the magazine that he has not divorced his wife, though she has gone ahead to remarry, but however feels unhappy that she has left him for her pastor at a Lagos-based Celestial Church. This whole affair, according to the music legend, is the subject of his next album.
By Iseribhor Okhueleigbe, Temitope Adeogun, Awele Isiuwe