Old habits they say, die hard. With one time African roots reggae maestro, Majek Fashek, that saying is true. The Send Down The Rain hit maker who fell from Grace to Grass in the world of music following his cocaine habit and a long road to rehabilitation, has revealed in an interview that he still uses cocaine and smokes cannabis (igbo).
That would seem contradictory to another interview he granted where he advised people to stay away from hard drugs due to its negative consequence. In his words this time around, Majek roars: “People must talk. But they make you popular; that’s the truth. You cannot fight the press, you cannot fight the media. They are the ones that will tell people what is going on, so I cannot fight the media. They said I’m crazy, I use cocaine. Well I still use cocaine. I dey blow my nose, I dey smoke my igbo.
“As I speak to you, I have cocaine in my pocket and in my house. I still dey use am. I can’t stop. How will you play music with a ‘normal eye’? You can’t be a good musician playing without getting high. Pastors dem dey high too. The truth is that you can’t be on the human level and give the message. The humans are looking up to you, so you must be super- human to live up to their expectations” he concludes.