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Malaika hits Dublin for K1 fans club anniversary

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Fuji Star, Sulaimon Alao Malaika has jetted out of our shores.

He traveled on Saturday night to performed at 3rd anniversary of his mentor in the Fuji Music, K1 De Ultimate fans club in Dublin, Ireland.

The event was held hours ago.

Article: If Fuji music dies, blame K1, Pasuma, Osupa

k1 performingThe huge fame enjoyed by Fuji music and those who took it as a genre of music from the 1960s till date is being threatened by lack of emerging talents. Or better still, lack of structures to harness the available talents or ensure the genre continuity.

It is no longer news that Fuji music was born out of Muslim music improvisation called ‘Were’. Young Muslim boys wake up at dawn to provide what can be described as single melody music to wake fellow Muslims up during the fasting month of Ramadan every year. This has been on for years until it metamorphosed into what is now known as Fuji.

The metamorphosis of Were into Fuji was largely credited to the late Fuji Lord, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister. Barrister died in 2010 but, before his death, he was regarded as arguably the most successful Fuji singer and usually, his name comes first anywhere Fuji is mentioned.

Aside Barrister, other notable stars like Kolington Ayinla, Wasiu Ayinde, Shina Akanni, Adewale Ayuba, Wasiu Alabi, Saheed Osupa, Abass Obesere, Sefiu Alao, Sule Alao, Sule Adio, Safejo Amama, Taye Currency, Remi Aluko, Barry Showkey, Oyama Azeez among many others out there.

Fuji music for almost six decades now has provided fame and fortune for many Nigerians most especially within the Southwest region. Others from outside the Southwest and even outside Nigeria has also contributed to Fuji. Producing the likes of K1, Pasuma, and Osupa who have ruled the Fuji scene for over three decades now.

Virtually all Fuji stars who rose to limelight in the genre did so with the help of a good structure provided by established Record Companies. The story is not the same today as such Record Companies don’t even exist. Those in existence parading as Record Companies are mere Record Marketers. They lack the structure to nurture fresh talents to stardom.

A critical look at Fujidom reveals that the case has always been that, the highly successful ones among them ensure the structure that took them to the top are destroyed. The reason for this is not farfetched. Fuji music cannot be separated from the rivalry. The most successful of Fuji stars will do everything to get rid of any opportunity that will take anyone from below the ranks to his level.

Afropop music which emerged towards the end of the 90s has had a negative effect on many indigenous kinds of music. Its effect and how Afropop hijacked all fans of Fuji, Juju, Apala, Highlife, and Reggae has been a major tsunami in the music industry.

However, Fuji was the only indigenous music to survive the assault. As early as the year 2000, Fuji stars such as K1 and Pasuma were already collaborating with Popstars and were performing on the same stage with the absence of other genres.

Unlike Juju music, Fuji walked its way into the hearts of Nigerian youths and with a lot of change in dress sense of Fuji artistes pioneered by Pasuma, they soon came at par with the then Popstars. With these achievements, the late Barrister surely will be proud of these guys in his grave.

Meanwhile, the achievements recorded by K1, Pasuma, and Osupa, the top three Fuji stars by rating today may have disappeared by the end of the next decade. This is because these guys have failed to do what is obtainable with the Popstars by reproducing themselves for the legacy to continue.

Unlike Barrister, whose influence on K1 remains the cornerstone of his success, K1 cannot boast of a single soul singlehandedly raised to stardom by him. K1 no doubt was a protégé of late Barrister. He went through Barrister’s music school of thought. But, with close to 40 years of enjoying his fame, Wasiu Ayinde has not mentored a single soul to national limelight – he doesn’t even have the structure to do so. Same with Pasuma and Osupa.

This duo has the most attention in the last two decades. The attention they get from mostly unnecessary beef get them so carried away that they tend to forget Fuji must live after them. Barrister played his part by leaving behind three superstars who by global standard can stand anywhere in the world and lay claim to stardom as Fuji stars.

The confusion here is that one cannot categorically state whether these guys have the intention of doing such but have no idea of how to go about it in the 21st-century music setting. But observers have argued that they should have learned a lesson or two from their Afropop counterparts and use the same formula to secure the future of Fuji.

Pop stars are known for reproducing themselves within a period of 5years. A Popstar hit stardom and the next project is to float a Record company. We saw that with EME Records which produced Wizkid. The same with Skales, DJ Xclusive, Shaydee, and Niyola. All these guys brought together by Banky W who leveraged on his own fame at that time, to push all these guys to stardom.

The good story is that most of the above-mentioned guys have left EME to start their own Record companies and this means Banky has been able to duplicate himself. Davido is there with DMW and he is bound to also produce Megastars from the platform. Kcee pushed Harrysong to stardom with Fivestar music and Harrysong is doing same to upcoming artistes with AlterPlate Music company. These guys will continue to dominate. Tuface runs Hypertek records.wpid-PASUMA-AND-K1-FALL-OUT-OVER-ALLEGED-AFFAIR-BETWEEN-K1-AND-PASUMAS-DAUGHTER.jpgThe question is why Fuji won’t die after K1, Pasuma, and Osupa. Aside these three, no other Fuji artiste of below 70 years have the National attention they have. What have they done with it? We can rest assured that, new Popstar will continue to emerge because there is a structure. But Fuji may seize to exist after Pasuma and Osupa.

K1 has no structure. Osupa has no structure and he is full of himself. Pasuma on the other side looks like the guiltiest. He even has a Record label, (Wasbar Records) but, guess what? He signed a Pop artiste Frankie Free, not Fuji that gave him the fame. To him, his colleagues in Fuji music are too ‘local’ compare to Pop. Is this a good precedent?

The point today is that, unlike when Pasuma was performing on the same stage with early days Pop stars like the Remedies stars of the late 90s, Daddy Showkey among others of maybe 3 or 5 years age difference, Pasuma today is still performing with Small Doctor who is about the same age with his second daughter, Barakat.

The implication of this is that there is nowhere in Nigeria or abroad where Fuji has a superstar in his or her 20s with the stardom to stand on the same stage with Olamide, Wizkid, Small Doctor or Davido. When the need arises, we still have to call on 51-year-old Pasuma to come on stage and ‘sagging’ his trousers to cut off 30 years away and meet up with the energy of these youngsters.

What will be the fate of Fuji music after Pasuma? K1 is over 60, Pasuma is 51 and Osupa should be 49 or 50 too. We don’t even have anyone in his 30s. The next generation is all above the 40s or mid-40s. Abass Obesere, Sefiu Alao, Malaika, Safejo, Currency, Remi Aluko, Oyama Azeez and these are fringe stars, or their image bartered by these three elephants.

K1, Pasuma, Osupa rakes in Millions of Naira for performances every week. Meanwhile, Aside from the above mentioned, there is nowhere within or outside Nigeria where a Teenage Fuji artiste or anyone within the 20s or 30s get two hundred thousand Naira for the show.

My conclusion is if Fuji failed to live beyond 2025 or 2030, these three should be blamed. They have all it takes to do more for Fuji which did everything for them but, they were selfish.

I am particularly disappointed with Pasuma. He got so immersed in his Pop relationship that he almost forgot he is a Fuji star. Using that to gain more popularity isn’t a problem for me. The effect of the action on Fuji music is my concern. Pasuma signed a Pop artiste to Wasbar Records.

Has anyone imagine a situation whereby, Davido or Wizkid signs a Fuji artiste. Is that Imaginable? The biggest shame in this whole act is that the only young star now seen as the future of Fuji is Destiny Boy. Can anyone stand and tell us Destiny Boy is truly a FUJI artiste?

An artiste who cannot stand and perform with a live band is not a FUJI artiste. Fuji music doesn’t dwell on DJ track. It dwells on a massive understanding of rhythm and percussion. And so, Destiny Boy is NOT a Fuji artiste.

It is a concern that there is no under 40 Fuji stars. Meaning that 75 percent of today’s Fuji fans are above 40. What will happen to the generation of current under the 40s, 30s, 20s, and teenagers? Fuji has no plan for them – the end is nearer to Fuji.

*This article was first published on CockFMRadio’s Nigeria Music Today column*

-By Temidayo Badmussaheed osupa with malaika

Why K 1 Sponsored Kid Artist’s Education

Image result for Oluwatobi IlelolawaNews spreads days ago that Fuji Music Legend, King Wasiu Ayinde Mashal, popularly known as K1 De Ultimate has thrown his weight behind Oluwatobi Ilelolawa to sponsor his education.
In what looks like a divine arrangement, Oluwatobi Ilelolawa, the 12 year-old Primary Six pupil, who sketched President Muhammadu Buhari’s portrait with pen (Biro) without alteration few days ago received accolades from the Fuji Music King.
Less than an hour after   THISDAY Newspapers’ Brands and Marketing Editor, Raheem Akingbolu published the story of the boy on his Facebook page, K1, through his publicist, Kunle Rasheed, reached out to the writer. K1, the father of modern Fuji Music said he was touched by the story of the boy and offered  to sponsor his post-primary education to the university level.
K1 described the boy as a raw talent that must  be guided, supported and not allowed to waste.
“I was touched when the story was brought to my notice and I see it as one of those things one can do to impact the society.  Education is key to success and who knows the boy we are talking about may be a governor or President in the making. He may become another Ben Enwonwu, Bruce Onobrakepya, Wole Soyinka or an international Artist of repute in the future. If the society fails to give him the needed support now, posterity will not forgive us. This is the time to lift a hand and groom a talent for posterity.”
Meanwhile, arrangements are being made  to introduce the promising artist  to his new benefactor and perfect ways through which his mentor-ship and sponsorship would  be handled.
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Olubadan at war with Gov.Ajimobi fake Obas

Image result for olubadan of ibadanThe Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji resurfaced war with Obas that Governor Biola Abjimobi installed few months back.

The former Babalaje Records who brought Fuji Muisc Stars, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal and Sulaimon Alao Malaika into fame revealed that he has no objection to the return of his embattled obas to his palace “once they remove their illegal crowns” and apologise for desecrating Yoruba culture.

The obas had accused the monarch of denigrating the Olubadan institution by embarking on illegal practices and lacking respect for them as members of the Olubadan-in-council.

However, the Olubadan in a statement signed by one of his media aides, Mr Adeola Oloko, dismissed the statement credited to the embattled chiefs, saying he was not the one that stopped them from coming to the palace for the Olubadan-in-Council meetings.

Olubadan stated that by deserting the palace, the obaswere abdicating their responsibilities to Ibadanland.

The first-class monarch also stated that rather than engaging in blame game, the affected obas should be bold enough to “remove their illegal crowns and apologise to the people of Ibadanland in particular and the Yoruba people in general for undermining our customs and tradition.”

Olubadan noted that the obas were becoming understandably jittery because they “are afraid of what is likely to befall them after May 29 when power would  change hands in Oyo State.”

He said, “There is nowhere in Yorubaland where two kings sit inside a palace; it is always the king and his chiefs. Apart from violating our customs and tradition, there is no law that backs the wearing of illegal crowns in Ibadanland.”

The royal father recalled that he had expected the high chiefs to comply with the Oyo State High Court judgment which declared the state government reforms of the Ibadan traditional institution that produced their crowns “as illegal, null, void and of no effect.”

The monarch added that when the high chiefs said their efforts to resolve the crisis had been frustrated, what they did not tell the unwary public was that they wanted him (Olubadan) to approve through the back door the crowns that the court had rejected.

Oba Adetunji stated that if the people of Ibadan wanted the crowns, he would have long ago approved it “but all indications show that the overwhelming majority of our people do not approve it.”

The monarch stated categorically that contrary to allegation of the high chiefs, he had done no wrong, nor acted illegally at any time.

He added that despite efforts made to hinder the smooth running of the palace by the high chiefs and their promoter, they must begin to wonder why the palace had continued to grow from strength to strength.

Oba Adetunji stated that the high chiefs exhibited little or no knowledge of customs and tradition when they accused him of installing Mogajis and Baales without recourse to them.

According to him, Section 22 (2) of the Chiefs Law, Cap 28 Law of Oyo State 2000 makes the Olubadan the prescribing and consenting authority on all chieftaincy matters in Ibadanland.

The first-class monarch argued that the Olubadan-in-Council was merely an advisory council without any power whatsoever.

NEWS: Scouting Africa unveils in Nigeria

This is the first time you would read about Scouting Africa. Fujiipop can reveal to you authoritatively that it a an online platform where talents can be count within Africa.

Scouting Africa is a fresh and vibrant online portal that aims to bring budding talented individuals opportunity to be seen, sponsored and managed.

According to one of the coordinators of the project in Nigeria, Mr Abbey he said that the platform is ready to produce talents that will sell Africa to the world while speaking with press men at Large House Studio located at Maryland , Lagos yesterday 10th October 2018.

” We have fast established ourselves as a reputable and reliable company that is able to stand tall and produce world class and home based professionals. We understand that the key to our success is being happy and satisfied when new talents are discovered and utilized to their potential. This is why we focus on delivering a simple to use yet exciting web interface, whilst offering a fun and competitive environment. Unlike many other talent competitions, we do more than just gathering people. We point you in the right direction throughout our world class managerial structure. With new talents competitions coming up, we aim to have a vast source of talents in different sector.

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K1 denounces endorsing Saraki for president

db633-senator2bbukola2bsarakiFuji music living legend K1 De Ultimate has dismissed the video making the rounds that he is supporting the presidential ambition of Senator Bukola Saraki.

K1, who likened that to artifice said he is highly disappointed that someone like the senate president can be involved in such a fraud because it is evidently clear that the only person he is rooting for to become the president in 2019 is no other than President Mohammadu Buhari. This he has shown by telling the world where his loyalty belongs at every occasion lately. K1 has also on countless occasion granted interviews to several media organizations that he is for Buhari till 2023.
According to the Fuji king, the only time he had an encounter with the senate president was at the marriage ceremony of Mohammed Mustapha’s son in Ilorin in 2015.  So, he has no right to circulate any song without his approval; doing so amounts to fraud.
K1 said he is already talking with his lawyers to seek redress on the matter.
He is also using this medium to sound it clear that he will never ever endorse someone who has acted as a betrayal to his party right from when he assumed the office till the time he left the party for the opposition. ‘I remain a strong party member and the only person I support to become the president in 2019 is Muhammadu Buhari’  he concluded .
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