Journalist and social activist, Azuka Jebose, has revealed that late musician, Majek Fashek, was afraid of cocaine in spite of his long battle with addiction.
Majek died in a New York hospital on Monday after years of alcoholism.
In a WhatsApp chat with Qed.ng on Tuesday morning, Jebose, who along with others launched numerous attempts to rehabilitate the singer, said Majek’s primary addiction was to alcohol.
Asked if the singer’s major problem was drinking, the former PUNCH entertainment journalist said “as far as I witnessed and was involved, yes.
“For seven years that we were together, we fought over his addiction to alcohol.”
On speculation that the singer was dependent on other substances, Jebose added: He was afraid of cocaine because he once did it while in LA with ‘this group of white boys wey wan kill me’ as he always explained to me.”
Recounting some of the troubles Majek got into because of alcohol, the veteran journalist said “he drank everywhere.”
They were both thrown off the plane once in the US after Majek became troublesome after drinking.
“My late mom once asked me to bring him to her so she would nurse him,” he recollected with sadness.