Music legend Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called Majek Fashek, has said that he quit smoking, womanising and drug because of his new-found love for God.
The veteran reggae artiste was once projected to be the next Bob Marley by music pundits across the world, but his rise was impeded due to drug abuse and addiction.
In an interview with Punch’s Tofarati Ige, the legend said he has changed from his old ways by repenting, which he said would reflect in his subsequent body of works.
”I believe in Jesus Christ and you will see that in my new music. When one is born again, it means old things have passed away. I’m not interested in women, drugs, alcohol and other things like that. I’m only going to be concentrating on making good music for my fans.”
On his family who reportedly rejected him during his hard times, Fashek said all is well, adding that: ”My first son is married to a Japanese lady while the second is married to a Spaniard and they’re all doing great with children. I’m a proud grandfather.”
He however refused to comment about his wife, saying that he likes to keep his family life private.
”All families have ups and downs but the important thing is that I’m doing great now. I don’t feel comfortable talking about my family though. I speak with my children every day and that should tell you I have a good relationship with them.”
On his plan to sue Timi Dakolo over copyright infringement of one of his songs, Fashek said he has forgiven the soul singer but urged him to learn from the lesson.
”He is a nice boy who is still growing and I have decided to leave him alone. Personally, I like him. I think he is a God-fearing person but he was played and duped by some people.”
”However, it’s important for Timi and other artistes to learn the lesson that they have to go through proper channels when they want to do things like this.”