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Warri Billionaire Ayiri Emami explains why he will no longer be Responsible for Majek Fashek



Majek Fashek

Majek Fashek

Seven months after Chief Ayiri Emami checked Reggae Musician, Majek Fashek, into a rehabilitation centre, the Warri-based billionaire and socialite has come out to say that he is no longer responsible for the musician.

Ayiri Emami & Majek Fashek

Ayiri Emami & Majek Fashek

The businessman had earlier undertaken the responsibility of paying the bills needed to take care of the musician after he was found in a drug-induced state in Lagos.

According to Punch, Ayiri said that Majek ceased to be under his care since the day he returned to Lagos against his wish:

“Majek Fashek is not under my care. When he left the rehabilitation home in Abuja, the doctors said that he needed to relax. They said he should stay off the music scene for some time. I wanted him to stay in Warri and relax. I provided everything that he needed to be comfortable. But he insisted on going back to music almost immediately. He kept insisting and, after a while, I had to let him go. That was it.”

“He wanted to join my music label, but I said no. I didn’t want other people to think that I did him a favour because I wanted him to sign on to the label. Instead, I told him that I could get him a good manager that would take care of him and his career, get him a car and every other thing…I travelled and by the time I returned one evening, Majek was already in Lagos.”

When Punch confronted Majek with the allegation that he left Emami because the latter did not honour his request for money, he said,

“We are still doing business together, but it is not like it used to be. I am an American-trained musician. When I was in America, I studied music and music business. So I am not in the same level as the average Nigerian musician. I am an international musician. Emami wanted to place me on the same level as Nigerian musicians and to control my music business. So I decided to move.”

Credit: Punch


  1. keke driver

    May 6, 2016 at 10:56 am

    You see why people don’t like to do good anymore? ma lo sore daran.

  2. Blondie

    May 6, 2016 at 11:03 am

    u see this life?? He was picked from the streets & washed up & he suddenly realizes he’s on international level.. Ayiri’s idea was good. He should have chilled for sometime. na wa for people sef.

  3. Bella

    May 6, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Some people can be so ungrateful (no offence pls). you don’t want to be on the same level with Nigerian musicians, the same people who came to your rescue when you were almost dead in drug addiction, really? Kai!! If he had left you in that sorry state you were in, would you even be alive to make this comment you just did? smh.

  4. Laila

    May 6, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Lol! See ‘Levels’. No vex o, Papa Majek. May Nigerian musicians never,reach your ‘level’.

  5. chy

    May 6, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Hehe delusion of grandeur. Wake up Majek.

  6. Fortune Da Function Guy

    May 6, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Don’t know who to believe anymore… But naija artistes are selfish, quite ungrateful! Whoever put food on ur table is ur helper.

  7. Chinedu

    May 6, 2016 at 11:30 am

    How sad the tale of Majek. Are we not sure mental illness is at play?

  8. Ubuntu

    May 6, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Majek’s reply is so funny.

  9. le coco

    May 6, 2016 at 11:36 am

    sigh!! someone wants to help you.. Nd u r busy forming levels.. what a shame..


    May 6, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Substance talking

  11. nawa

    May 6, 2016 at 11:50 am

    He’s obviously going back to drugs.
    So, so sad.

  12. Oloye

    May 6, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Who has ‘America level’ epp?

    SMH for Majek. No worry, I hear say u don go back your hold ways – na ‘America level’ go epp you!

  13. Papermoon

    May 6, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Hhhmmm I don’t think this guy is fully recovered…… He still have a lot of issues to deal with….

  14. Flinstone

    May 6, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    lol @ American trained. But it took a Nigerian trained man and Nigerians to pick you up and clean u up! Oya na go to America.

  15. Ephi

    May 6, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Majek was a good look guy years back. It is just sad to see him in this state today. Say No to Drugs.

    • Ephi

      May 6, 2016 at 1:17 pm


  16. Ms. Lurve

    May 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    When you thought the witches in your village had left but were actually on vacation and have now come back refreshed.

    • nene

      May 6, 2016 at 5:28 pm


  17. sultana

    May 6, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    lolz! My dear! Too right!

  18. Amakashie

    May 6, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    If this story is authentic its the summary of life. Even if Ayiri wanted to take advantage of Majek Fashek it would have been a way to enter back into the music industry but he feels he can do it on his “America Trained” past and insulting Nigerian music industry. He should ask Maleke what happened to his career after playing smart on Ayiri. “I get am before no be property” this is a classic example.

  19. odigie odion

    May 6, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    lesson for other there are those u need to the move to next level those that don’t add value to you positively delete them either used them after used them dump them. but in every thing let humility and character and service be your wall of life

  20. Rose okwy

    May 6, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Majekodunmi Fashekin Kai! just kai!

  21. vida

    May 6, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    just passing Bn……this totally sucks…you don’t bite the finger that fed you.

  22. Daisy

    May 7, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Well won’t you look at that! The drug fueled idiot thinks Nigerian level musicians are beneath him. Maybe he lives under a rock because as far as the Kenyan me can see Nigerian Music is international.

  23. Anonymous

    May 7, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    It’s official. Majek, you are either on some cheap drugs or you are an ingrate extraordinaire

    • Minka

      May 9, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      It’s both.

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