Hosa Okunbo: How He Rescued Majek Fashek, Uzo


Following the death of billionaire business magnate and philanthropist, Hosa Wells Okunbo, Nigerian entertainers have opened up on his support for the industry while alive.

From Davido to Soso Soberekon and Basketmouth, the entertainers have good words to describe the impact of the billionaire on their careers.

Of all entertainers that encountered the late Okunbo, late Majek Fashek was a major beneficiary as the billionaire devoted time, funds and energy into the rehabilitation of the late reggae star. This was made known by Omenka Uzoma Day who worked with Majek Fashek as his manager till his death.

Narrating how he met Okunbo, Uzo who is MD/CEO Miracle Day Music and currently on tour of the United Kingdom with Kennyblaq and Aproko said: “While I was thinking and working on rehabilitating Majek Fashek, we were on our way to Edo state from Lagos for the Oshiomhole inauguration. As I was preparing protocol for Majek at the VIP section, I saw him kneeling down before a man. I heard the man saying, ‘I have been looking for you. Where have you been?’ I met them and he asked who I was, Majek introduced me as his manager.

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He gave me his card and asked to wait for them. They were speaking in Edo which I did not understand. He said he was on his way to Abuja that we should wait for him at Edo. We didn’t get to see Oshiomhole and we stayed at a hotel waiting for Captain to arrive. He didn’t come as he said and since we have almost exhausted our budget, I called him. He told us to wait a day longer and sent us a huge sum of money. He kept on doing so until he arrived from Abuja. The money he sent was enough to stay in a classy hotel for one month including food and drink.”

Continuing, Uzo said Okunbo saw to a total rehabilitation of Majek and even suggested a collaboration with Wizkid on a song. “Captain sponsored our trip to London for a whole year. He paid for the flat we stayed in, our upkeep including two white workers who attended to us. He paid them $2,000 per month. on returning, he gave us a furnished service apartment with a swimming pool in Lekki and a car aside from other goodies.”

Uzo said Nigeria has lost a great man that impacted the lives of several Nigerians he came in contact with.

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