Lagos – After years of drug and alcohol abuse, Nigerian reggae icon, Majek Fashek, has checked into a rehabilitation center following pressure from fans and friends.

The 'Send Down The Rain' singer is reportedly in the intensive care unit of an undisclosed rehabilitation centre, and according to caregivers of the establishment who wished to remain anonymous, the musician is responding to treatment.

Well-meaning Nigerians rallied together after it was revealed that Majek Fashek was in a poor state of his health and roams around Lagos begging for money.

This led to the GoFundMe fundraising campaign initiated by a former backup singer of Majek Fashek, Monica Omorodion Swaida, who has so far raised $2,793.

In a recent interview the reggae singer said he was scared of going to rehab, but finally got the courage.