In a recent interview with Encomium Magazine, troubled reggae musician Majek Fashek, countered reports claiming that he’s broke and goes cap-in-hand, begging for money to feed and survive.
Interview excerpts below..
Speculations that he begs
The Nigerian press, the print in particular, not electronic, have been blackmailing me. They are trying to ruin me writing all sorts of things against me. I did nothing. I was in America, I had to come back to prove them wrong. I’m a Rastafarian man, a prisoner of conscience. I’m the begotten of Jesus Christ. He’s my father.
Rumours that he now roams the streets
It’s not true. The thing is I’m a Rasta man and a prisoner of conscience. These are my two movements. And a prisoner of conscience and Rastaman does not avoid the poor. Poverty is a sin, I cannot discriminate against the streets, even though I’m a millionaire.
I have $100,000 in one of the biggest banks in America. I’m not a careless man. I’m a father with four boys. What happened was the hotel I was staying didn’t have light and they didn’t put on the generator. I was bored.
So, I went into the streets to buy myself a drink. I like Guinness, sometimes Apeteshi or malt. I use the apeteshi to consult with the holy spirit. Why would I, as a prisoner of conscience, alienate myself from the poor man and woman? Then I am not a prisoner of conscience. How can I beg?
So, who leaked the story?
I didn’t even know that guy that wrote this thing came to investigate me. Is he CIA? I even bought bread for him that day.
The true state of things
The true state of things is that they are all rumours, God still kept me. It’s all blackmail. It’s only God that has kept me alive that I must obey.
Does he have a home?
Yes, I have a house in Ogba, Lagos. It’s a bungalow. There are was a beef, which we have settled.
Last week, his wife in an interview,
Majek Fashek’s wife confirmed that her husband was indeed going through a rough patch. She said she loved him, but was completely tired of him
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