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Majek Fashek’s family seeks public financial support to fly corpse home from America

Anthonia Duru

The late Majek Fashek’s family has made a public plea for financial assistance to enable them fly home the deceased reggae legend that died on June 1, 2020 in New York City, United States of America.

Former member of the House of Representatives, representing Egor/Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency and music enthusiast and owner of U&I Records, Agbonayinma made the call on behalf of the family.

Agbonayinma described Majek as a legend and Africa’s pride and thus cannot be allowed to be buried like an ordinary mortal.

He added: “With the support of the family, the children, we are looking at how we can bring him back to Nigeria for burial. 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 people can donate to is the first 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; it has been encouraging but we need more funds.”

He said that there is a committee being set up to take charge of setting up the Nigerian account.

“In the meantime, people can pay to the American account of the son. We just have to bring Majek home for proper burial,” he reiterated.

The 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 # 7184041275