“I love cocaine, you can’t do music with normal eyes” – Majek Fashek

Talented guitarist and reggae singer, Majekodunmi Fasheke aka Majek Fashek, is in the news again.

This time the hit-maker, who first gained national fame on a television show in the early 1980s as a member of Benin-based reggae group Jastix, openly declared his continuous patronage of stimulating substance, cocaine.

Fashek in an interview 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.” Continuing, the “Send Down The Rain” crooner stated that: “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.”

However, in a country where hard drugs are literally forbidden, it remains to be seen whether Fashek’s disclosure would attract officials of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Only time would tell.

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