Nigeria: Scammers Trying to Make Money Off My Dad's Name, Majek's Son Alleges

Randy, the first child of legendary Nigerian reggae musician, Majek Fashek, has broken his silence on his dad's death in a new video.

Randy, who is the first of three children born to Majek and his wife, Rita, raised an alarm about the activities of scam artists out to defraud innocent fans by using his late dad's name.

"There are a lot of scammers out there just trying to make money out of dad's name. Don't believe the hype and the fake news," he said.

"I have been asked by many to provide account information but I don't think this is the right time but for those who want to support from their heart, the account number is provided below. Please, don't donate to anything that is not approved by Randy Fashek."

Addressing fans who would want to make financial donations towards his dad's burial, he appealed to them to give the family a break in order to get things right.

"I love my dad and I will miss him. I know he is in a good place and you know, God has a reason for everything. At this moment please, give us some time to get things in the proper perspective, and then we will get the proper information to you guys.

"Please note that due to COVID-19 and everything going on, things are a bit slow and we will update you accordingly."

Acknowledging the efforts of fans to keep his dad's legacy alive he continued, "There are many out there doing their best to keep dad's legacy moving but as stated, all agreements, arrangement, and transactions or anything that has to do with dad must go through me. I am sorry I didn't get to you sooner; I wasn't given the opportunity to do so."

"Information leaked and then it was all over social media. Again, I am sorry about that. Thank you for your love and support and for keeping his name alive and if you knew dad, you will know he never said bad. He always said peace and love. Thank you."

He also thanked Nigerians for the show of love and concern shown to his family and children.

He said, "It has been tough these last few days. I will start by thanking God for his love and strength in helping us to go through this. I will also want to thank fans for all the emotional support and incredible love we have been receiving from you guys. I would like to say, thank you please and keep the good things coming.

"My family is devastated by the situation and we are doing our best to give each other strength to overcome."

The Majek we didn't know

"My dad was an incredible person, beyond the spiritual talent he had. He is one of the most talented and most stubborn people I know. A combination of his stubbornness, his God-given talent, his ability to stay motivated, his uniqueness, and aspiration to stand for things nobody would stand for or even speak on, his mistakes, experiences, and his presence are what make him Majek Fashek as you know him today.

However, there is another part to him which most people don't know which is the dad aspect of him.

"A loving father of three, Michael, Destiny and I, I could go on for days on the amazing experiences we have had with him - how everyone in the house except mum always called him 'Dread.'

"Continuously fighting with him because we were tired of listening to Bob Marley, Jimmy Hendrix, and whoever he likes for like a year on repeat. Or coming home to see like 30 people in the house just chilling and vibing to music while my mum is going crazy trying to entertain everybody."

Majek, 57, passed on in New York after a battle with an undisclosed illness on June 2.

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