Musician struggling regain his acts, Majek Fashek recently relived glorious performance of old.
The heart felt development transpired at the new outlet of celebrated haven of leisure, O’jez.
Here is a reproduction of the details as made available by media manager, MIM.
‘WHAT was meant to be just an opening of a celebrity restaurant dovetailed into a full blown concert when king of reggae in Nigeria, Majek Fashek came in and took over the entire show.
Majek came in company of president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, PMAN, Alhaja Aminat Oluwaremilekun Dangaji, midway into the event amid cheers from the large crowd gathered inside the cozy bowel of the new O’jez celebrity restaurant inside Ikeja Club premises, Obafemi Awololo Way, in the commercial area of Ikeja, Lagos.In short,
it was a gathering of stars as the likes of Nollywood veteran actor Zach Orji and actress wife Ngozi, Ejike Asiegbu, Leo Mezie, Okey Bakassi, Victor Osuagwu, present chairman of the Lagos chapter of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Charles Inojie, award winning comedy actor and stand-up comic Elder O among many others.When Inojie who was anchor formally declared the event open after the President of Ikeja Club Engr. (Otunba) Olaofe Oluwanishola had cut the ribbons heralding the opening of an addition to the chains of O’jez restaurants, introduced Ajebo @ O\’jez
Majek Fashek, the show took another dimension. Majek, who the media reported had had some health challenges in the last couple of years, now looking better, initially said he was not in the mood to perform but the crowd won’t have any of that. So he took over the piano and did a solo rendition of one of his hits. As he made to leave, the crowd again resisted his move so he had to pacify them with his greatest hits of all time, ‘Send Down The Rain’.
‘That was what the audience needed to go wild, singing alongside him.He had to stretch Victor Osuagwu @ O\’jez
the song a bit longer to further pacify the thirsty audience. And then fast rising comedian Elder O took over, holding everyone hostage with hilarious jokes for over 40 minutes.
Okey Bakassi in his brief remark described the owner of O’jez as someone who is into “entertainment movement, not entertainment business because this man is a rare Nigerian with a heart of gold and a burning desire to see to the forward movement of the entertainment industry. That is why despite today being Saturday, a day most busy artistes in Nigeria would be out making money, you still find most of us here (we have to cancel some engagements) to honour him. I pray God will keep him for us in the entertainment sector.”
The actor and stand-up comedian announced that now that an outlet of celebrity and dancing restaurants, O’jez is now in Ikeja, heart of Lagos, “this area will start to witness a revival in business activities because Chief Joseph Odebeatu takes with him the aura of success wherever he goes. Before O’jez opened at the National Stadium, it used to be a den of armed robbers but he braced the odds and today, he had brought a new lease of life into the stadium.”
‘The new O’jez outlet on February 1, 2014, inside the premises of Ikeja Club on 23, Obafemi Awolowo Way, is an upgraded version of its parent restaurant inside the National Stadium premises, Surulere and Opebi Link Road, Opebi, all in Lagos.
“We always try to outdo ourselves when we open new outlets while we upgrade old ones to meet the present day standards, so yes, O’jez Ikeja is the new thing in celebrity restaurant in Lagos and Nigeria and this is just gain saying, a visit will convince you about what I am saying,” Chief Joseph Odobeatu, Chief Executive Officer, O’jez Groups said in statement signed by his Media Company, Media Image Managers, MIM.
O’jez Ikeja is a modest spaced restaurant with a terrace section just in case you are an outdoor person. A large open space like that of National Stadium’s will offer the same service of a big screen where live matches would be screened and live shows held.
‘Why is O’jez always inside the premises of popular monuments? “O’jez is a household brand, O’jez is a national brand, that is why there is an outlet inside the National Stadium, Surulere, Ikeja Club is a world brand that has been with us for decades, so the bottom line is, great brands always have a way of bonding together, the marriage is always natural and convenient, so don’t blame us (O’jez), Odobeatu said.
“O’jez celebrity restaurant is opened for all classes of people, celebrities just find us very convenient and affordable aside the added value services we provide. The only place you can get good food to eat, enjoy live comedy and music as added value, all at a price that won’t kill you, in Nigeria, is at O’jez,” Odobeatu boasted.’