A popular Nigerian artiste, revered for his lyrical content, Majek Fashek, says he never used drugs, contradicting insinuations that he was introduced to drugs in the United States.
On a Channels Television Sunday Programme, Rubbin’ Minds, Majek said what he had was home problem and that it was spiritual. “I never used drug. If i used drug, you wont see my again. I would not be here. The problem I had was home trouble jealousy and that cannot be taken away from our continent and country,” he said.
He expressed satisfaction with the progress that the entertainment industry in Nigeria had recorded over the years
“I am impressed that Nigeria’s entertainment industry grew up, but the problem is the political industry.
He pointed out that he travelled to the United States because he got a contract with Sony Music and needed to take hos career to another level.
Majek listed some popular musicians he had had to work with while in the US to include, Jay-z and Missy Elliott amongst others.
The artiste who sang the popular ‘Send Down The Rain’ stressed the need for the music industry to continue to be developed, emphasising that ‘music gets the young people out of the street’. “I am proud of the music and entertainment industry in Nigeria.
I am happy with what I saw when I returned to Nigeria. People like D’bang, Davido and others have developed Nigerian music.
He pointed out that their songs were basically dance music, questioning “how an individual could be dancing where there is no food in his stomach?
Majek would be bringing out an 10-track album with some reggae tunes in July.
According to him, the album would contain songs that would address issues in governance and also speak to Nigerians.