Randy, the first child of legendary Nigerian reggae musician, Majek Fashek, has on Saturday set up a GoFundMe account and announced that he has taken over his dad’s welfare.
The first of three children born to Majek and his ex-wife, Rita, revealed this in a YouTube video on Sunday.
Randy, who is based in Brooklyn, U.S., also asked fans and well-wishers to disregard any account numbers being put out in the public for donations towards his dad’s medical bills.
He also noted that numerous fake GoFundMe accounts and fundraiser accounts have been set up on his dad’s behalf.
Randy said the family has decided to “Protect Majek’s confidentiality at this crucial stage in his life by keeping him away from all media sources and focusing on his treatment and recovery”.
The GoFundMe account goal is set at $30,000 (about N11 million) with only $90 raised as at press time on Monday.
Although he failed to disclose the nature of his dad’s ill health, he noted that he was responding to treatment.