A United States-based Nigerian journalist and author, Azuka Jebose, has written a memoir for late Nigerian reggae superstar, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, which will be out by November 18.
In the book titled “Before and After The Rain”, Jebose focused on Fashek’s “explosive arrival onto the music scene to becoming an undisputed king of Nigerian reggae music” without forgetting the relentless battle that raged within the late musician.
According to a statement on the release on the book by Temitope Marcus, the memoir is to celebrate Fashek’s music and unravel the enigma that was Majek Fashek.
The release reads, “Step into the heart of Nigeria’s pulsating music scene and experience the life, the legend, and the raw, unfiltered truth of the African reggae icon, Majek Fashek.
“From a deeply personal account of Azuka Jebose Molokwu, this captivating memoir embarks on a journey that traverses the landscape of Nigerian music, with Majek Fashek at its core.
“From his explosive arrival onto the music scene to becoming an undisputed king of Nigerian reggae music, Majek Fashek’s life was a symphony of highs and lows. Unveiling the untold story of a musical maverick, we delve into the glory days when his resonant voice could heal wounds and mend souls. But beneath the spotlight, a relentless battle raged within him.
“This memoir takes an unflinching look at the demons that haunted Majek Fashek – his tumultuous struggles with alcoholism and a hidden battle with undiagnosed schizophrenia. Unfurl the layers of complexity as he fought not only for his place in the music world but also for his own sanity.
“In “Before and After the Rain”, we walk with Majek Fashek through the peaks and valleys of his life, from the euphoria of performing on the world stage to the dark abyss of self-doubt and addiction. This is an intimate and breathtaking account that pulls no punches, revealing the human behind the legend.
“Prepare to be spellbound, moved, and inspired. Before and After the Rain is a memoir that will have the world talking, leave you hungry for more, eager to discover the haunting melody behind Majek – the man, the myth, the legend.”