Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola is back with philanthropic work after picking up the medical expenses of ailing veteran Reggae musician, Majek Fashek.
Majek’s manager, Uzoma Omenka, confirmed this on Wednesday, saying the renowned entrepreneur has decided to foot all the medical bills for the reggae music icon who has been admitted at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in England.
Earlier this year, Otedola warmed hearts when he offered to foot the medical bills of Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles’ coach and veteran Nigerian media personality, Sadiq Daba.
“We really appreciate him for coming through and taking care of the hospital bills. It is a huge relief and we are grateful. We however still need more support from well-meaning Nigerians to take care of other expenses,” he said.
He also said they currently require thousands of pounds to cater to the legendary musician’s feeding, transportation, and other expenses.
“Majek is not dead; he is very sick and we are stranded and we need funds urgently,” his manager lamented.
Omenka refused to reveal the nature of Majek’s ailment but said since they arrived in London he has expended so much on the singer’s upkeep, daily feeding, and transportation.
This latest development comes days after Majek’s manager debunked that the 56-year-old singer had died.
In 2015, it was revealed that Majek was bankrupt and battling drug addiction. After admitting that he needed help at the time, he was admitted into a drug rehabilitation centre in Abuja.