Artwork is esoteric. Track is non secular. Within the middle of spirituality lies the soul of song. Deities crave sounds and gods call for song to unharness their powers.
There is not any non secular motion with out some more or less musical accompaniment.
It’s from the non secular realm musicians draw inspiration. Some have mentioned they revel in some more or less esoteric presence whilst developing masterpieces.
The nice Victor Uwaifo swears his soul was once pierced by means of the ‘Mammy Water’ (Water Goddess) who he claimed he encountered whilst meditating on the Lagos Bar Seashore. His hit ‘Guitar Boy’ was once born from that non secular revel in which he described as eerie however as actual as though he may just contact the pretty Goddess who rose from the ocean and transmutted into the lyrics, right down to the Guitar strings of the tune.
Majek Fashek, simply Africa’s largest musician, prior to the demons started to disturb his soul, was once a prophet whose spiritualism got here alive in his songs, hit after hit.
Certainly, Majek Fashek’s touch with spiritism got here early and as he mentioned in an interview, he was once a prophet from the age of 7, ministering in his church.
A fan as soon as described a solemn night time once they have been all on the stadium having quiet beverages on the Jazz Membership. It was once an excessively silent night time he mentioned: “We have been all chatting at this level, because the song were became off. A odd sound pierced the air from someplace now not too a ways away. Lets make out the strings of a Guitar but if the voice adopted, we had chills everywhere.
It was once as though the hair at the nape of my neck stood nonetheless. It was once probably the most sonorous sound, as though it was once coming from Heaven itself, it was once like an Angel was once in a sober temper and determined to unencumber his moderately solemn message in a tune.
There was once useless silence from us all as we listened, enraptured in such celestial sounds enveloping us all and swallowing the night time. When he was once performed, we dared to transport nearer…behold it was once Majek Fashek. This was once when it dawned on us that he was once no bizarre being. We knew that day that Nigeria’s celebrity had arrived. In a while after, he blessed the sector with ‘Ship Down the Rain’.”
The mega hit, evergreen ‘Ship Down The Rain’ validated Majek’s place as a prophet of types, possibly of God as a result of everytime the tune was once performed on radio, rain fell closely.
Virtually 20 years after, when Majek were pushed by means of his demons into the wasteland, a girl recounts that on the time the earth was once scorched by means of the solar in her resident house positioned in northern Nigeria. She recollects how Majek’s ‘Ship Down the Rain’ was once performed on radio and the way she thankfully advised her husband to be expecting rain that day: “It was once an revel in I can by no means put out of your mind in my whole lifestyles. This was once neatly over 20 years after the discharge of the hit tune, ‘Ship Down the Rain’.
We have been all sweating, the home was once scorching for weeks, there were very little electrical energy for days and the tune came to visit the radio. We have been all the time taking note of radio as a result of energy outage then. I checked out my husband and mentioned, ‘be expecting rain nowadays’, he mocked me that I used to be silly however that night time, the clouds accumulated and the winds bellowed within the first rainfall that yr. It was once a large one; what do you name that? ”
Majek’s descent into the wasteland started when he left the shores of Nigeria for The united states, looking for a larger enjoying box within the world marketplace. No person was once doubtful that Majek was once a global product who would indubitably turn out to be a star international over.
His rendition of the preferred ‘Lodge California’ was once performed on MTV making Majek one of the vital first African musicians to performed at the world song channel. Being attentive to Majek’s rendition of ‘Lodge Carlifornia’ nowadays remains to be a pleasantly cold revel in.
Majek Fashek making a song was once certainly an elixir to the soul.
Talking on his spirituality on HIPTV, Fashek acknowleged that God gave him the muse to make just right songs which remained alive.
He mentioned: “In each and every season there will have to be rain. So so long as there may be God, the message of the prisoner of moral sense, won’t ever fade out. God all the time offers me the muse yearly to jot down new songs.
“My song can not fade out as a result of I imagine in Jesus Christ.”
How did his decline start?
The overall trust is that Majek Fashek ventured into medicine whilst in The united states and become an addict of arduous medicine. All his lifestyles, Majek persisted to disclaim this declare.
Even after he was once taken into rehabilitation having became a pauper, discovered by means of a journalist, Joseph Edgar, begging below the bridge, Majek embraced rehabilitation however later minimize it brief insisting that his drawback was once now not medicine however the demons which plagued his being.
Ahead of his The united states sojourn, Majek was once like an adrenalin shot whose infectious power, attraction pierced the soul like laser beams. Then The united states took him, nurtured him however spat him out and returned him damaged.
But Majek blamed the demons.
What are those demons?
Fashek is alleged to have learn a e book which simplest very robust males learn and are available out customary.
Some other folks declare that Fashek dabbled into deep spirituality and was once studying the scary, ‘Seven Books of Moses.’
Majek himself admitted in an interview to studying a e book which messed his lifestyles. He confided that he learn a e book which he was once now not meant to learn.
One among his singers and shut pals, Imona, additionally alluded to this truth. He mentioned in an interview: “Majek’s drawback is non secular. It was once now not brought about by means of drug dependancy. I’ve labored and lived with him. Except the truth that we labored in combination, he’s my brother. So I’m within the place to understand the place his drawback got here from. However now we have determined to go away the whole lot in God’s arms. We’re praying for divine intervention in his case”
What’s the Seven Books of Moses? In keeping with Wikipedia, ” The 6th and 7th Books of Moses is an 18th- or 19th-century magical textual content allegedly written by means of Moses, and handed down as hidden books of the Hebrew Bible.”
The Seven Books of Moses is described by means of some as a e book of sorcery and enchantments used to conjure spirits, demons and Angels, announcing it generally is a very unhealthy e book for someone who does now not know the way to make use of it.
Some say the e book is the documentation of the change of recitation between Moses and Egyptian magicians prior to the dividing of the Purple Sea. “It depicts semiphoras or seals which can be mentioned to be magical and may be mentioned to include tough names of God.”, a historian notes.
Used to be this the e book Fashek was once relating to when he mentioned he learn a e book he shouldn’t have?
Did the e book unharness the demons which Majek was once to struggle for the simpler a part of his remaining years on earth?
Majek who as soon as referred to himself as a spirit, got here down with an ailment remaining yr and were in the United Kingdom receiving remedy.
One among his shut allies primarily based in the United Kingdom published that the previous yr has been in point of fact difficult and simplest remaining week they have been certain Majek would pull via however that was once to not be. The Rainmaker took his remaining breath, succumbing in any case to God.
Majek was once a deeply spiritual guy, had no malice in his middle, sang for the emacipation of mankind however lived his lifestyles in domination of the demons he admitted he himself conjured.
Africa’s largest has long gone to leisure.
Might his soul leisure in peace.