The family of late reggae star, Majek Fashek, has pleaded with the public for financial assistance to fly his remains back to Nigeria for burial.
The reggae legend died on June 1, 2020 in New York, United States of America.
A former member of the House of Representatives and owner of U&I Records, Hon. E.J. Agbonayinma, on Friday, made the call on behalf of the late musician’s family.
Agbonayinma described Majek as a legend and Africa’s pride, who should not be allowed to be buried like an ordinary mortal.
According to Agboyayinma, “ With the support of the family, the children, we are looking at how we can bring him to Nigeria to be buried here.
“This is going to cost quite a lot of money, especially with the challenge of COVID-19. So, we are trying to raise funds.
“The only account we have right now to be donated to, is the son’s account, Randy.
“Making this public is not my decision alone, some people came and said we should set this up. They said we should set up accounts in America and Nigeria. We want him to be buried here in Nigeria, his fatherland and not in some foreign land like a chicken.
“In Nigeria, we are still trying to decide which account to use but the American account of the first son is ready and people are already paying into it.
“I must commend the response has been encouraging but we need more funds.”
He said a committee would be set up to take charge of the account in Nigeria.
“In the meantime, people can pay to the American account of the son. We just have to bring Majek home for proper burial,” he added.
According to him, Majek’s eldest son’s American account is: Citi Bank Name on Account : Randy Fashek Routing # 021000089 Account #6799745106 Bank Address – 00122 Laguardia place New york NY 10012 Bank Phone # 7184041275Cash App: $ranfashek Venmo @Ran_Daman
Majek is survived by a wife and three sons.