By Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
Majek Fashek might not be getting airplay or appearing on red carpets in 2015 but the Reggae legend was once breaking new grounds all over the world.
And while many people in this generation might think Wizkid, Tuface and the other present day celebrities were the first to have international recognition, other great Artistes in the past actually did it.
In 1992, the Send Down The Rain hitmaker was in America, were he was at the time taking his music to the American audience.
He had just released his hit So Long the year before and was getting the attention he so deserved at the time.
I would admit I did not know about this until a week ago when my boss, Chris Ihidero mentioned. I mean, I was barely four years old at the time this happened but the short clip on Youtube was enough to remind me of the song which was a huge part of my childhood.
Clad in an African print, his dreads cascading his shoulders while looking like the baby boy that he was in 92, Majek Fashek blew the minds of audiences across the world while on David Letterman that year.
And he might not be able to recreate the magic he was once known for, but the Reggae king did give us amazing memories to look back on.
And can we have a Majek Fashek biopic already?
Clip via Youtube/AmaechiGeorgeOzor