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Wasiu Ayinde Biography: Facts About Veteran Fuji Musician, K1 De Ultimate

Wasiu Omogbolahan Olasunkanmi Adewale Ayinde, also known as Marshal, is K1 De Ultimate’s real name. He is a multi-award winning Fuji musician from Nigeria. He popularized Talazo fuji, a brand of fuji that appeals to people of all ages, regardless of tribe or origin, and is based on the work of Ayinde Barrister, the creator of fuji. He is also known as KWAM 1, which is an abbreviation for King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal.

Early Life & Education

Wasiu Ayinde was born on March 3, 1957, in the Lagos Island neighborhood of Agarawu. He is from Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, which is located in southwestern Nigeria. His father is from Ijebu-Ode, and his mother is from Ilupeju in Ondo State. Wasiu completed his primary and secondary education at Jamatu Islamiyah Standard School in 1967. He started secondary school at The Government College in Isolo, Lagos, and later transferred to Saki, Oyo State. He was unable to complete his high school education after his father died tragically in his first year.

Career

Wasiu Ayinde discovered his love for music when he was eight years old. His parents were initially opposed, but he persevered, and by the age of 15, he had won several local musical competitions. After years of working as an instrument packer for Ayinde Barrister’s band, the Supreme Fuji Commanders, his career took off when he joined them from 1975 to 1978.

He adopted the name Ayinde after seeking permission and blessing from his master, Ayinde Barrister. He released his first album, Iba, in 1980, which included the incredible track “Abode Mecca,” and his most successful album, Talazo ’84, in 1984. He has numerous titles and music awards to his name.

He went on a global tour between North America and Europe in 1986, and he performed at Hammersmith Town Hall in 1987. The Talazo Band debuted in New York City on September 28, 1990, followed by London Yuppie 1 & 2 Nights 1991/92, European Tour 1995, Berlin 1997, North America (USA & Canada 1998), Canada 2000, and USA Tour 2003. He has continued to tour nonstop every year since then. In 1995, he gave the first-ever Fuji performance at the WOMAD Festival. He’s also the sole Fuji musician to have performed at the Troxy, WOMEX, and SOB.

Personal Life

Marital Life

Wasiu Ayinde, a Fuji singer, married his new wife, Emmanuella Ropo, in a wedding ceremony held in the Palace of Alake of Egbaland on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

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Her previous marriage gave birth to three children. Wasiu has additional wives who are the mothers of his children. Some of these women have legally married him, including Yewande, who lives in Canada with her children. Wasiu Ayinde is also said to have many wives and over 38 children.

Songs

A few of Wasiu Ayinde’s songs are listed below

  • 2020: Fuji The Sound Fuji Hip
  • 2020: Fuji the Sound ep
  • 2017: 22 Dec Fuji Ep Let Music Flow
  • 2012: Instinct
  • 2012: Fuji Time
  • 2011: Tribute To My Mentor
  • 2007: United Kingdom Ireland Tour Live
  • 2007: The Truth Live
  • 2006: Flavour
  • 2003: Big Deal
  • 2002: Gourd
  • 2001: Statement
  • 2001: New Lagos
  • 2001: Message
  • 2000: New Era
  • 2000: Faze 3
  • 2000: Canada live
  • 1999: New Era Live United Kingdom
  • 1999: Fuji Fusion (Okofaji Carnival)
  • 1999: Afinni
  • 1999 Benson & Hedges Loud in Lagos
  • 1998: United Kingdom Live
  • 1998: New York Chicago Atlanta Houston & Canada Tour Toronto Montreal live 1998
  • 1997: London Hamburg Amsterdam Berlin Paris 97
  • 1997: History
  • 1997: Berlin Compact Disk
  • 1997 Benson & Hedges
  • 1996: Legacy
  • 1996: Faze 2 Global Tour ’96
  • 1995: Talazo Fuji Party Music Compact Disk
  • 1995: Sabaka Night
  • 1995: Reflection
  • 1995: Oju Opon
  • 1995: London Hamburg Amsterdam Berlin 95
  • 1995: Fadaka Club
  • 1995: Consolidation
  • 1995 Womad Concert
  • 1994: Consolidation live Ade Bendel
  • 1993: The Ultimate
  • 1991: Yuppie Night 1 & 2
  • 1991: Fuji Collections
  • 1991: American Tips
  • 1990: Jo Fun Mi (Dance For Me)
  • 1990: American Tour Live
  • 1989: Siliky
  • 1989: Fuji Rapping
  • 1989: Achievement
  • 1988: Sun – Splash
  • 1988: My Dear Mother
  • 1988: Fuji Headline
  • 1987: Talazo In London
  • 1987: Aiyé
  • 1987: Adieu Awolowo
  • 1986: Tiwa Dayo
  • 1986: Ori
  • 1986: Golden Mercury
  • 1986: Erin Goke – Lecture
  • 1986: Baby Je Kajo
  • 1985: Talazo Disco 85
  • 1985: Pomposity
  • 1985: Elo-Sora
  • 1984: Talazo System
  • 1984: Talazo System
  • 1984: Talazo ’84
  • 1984: Omo Akorede
  • 1984: Ise L’Ogun Ise
  • 1984: Ijo olomo
  • 1982: Igbalaye
  • 1981: Esi Oro
  • 1980: Iba

Chieftaincy and Honorary Titles

  • Badabarawu of Ogijo in 1985.
  • Ekerin Amuludun of Ibadanland in 1986.
  • Golden Mercury of Africa Title in 1986.
  • Honoris Causa of Music at Saint John University Bakersfield California USA in 1989.
  • Crown as King of Fuji, (Oluaye Fuji Music) at NTA Ibadan in 1993.
  • The Oluomo of Lagos by King Adeyinka Oyekan of Lagos in 1999.
  • The first Mayegun of Oyo Kingdom by Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.

Awards & Nomination

Year Nominated Song Award Result
2013 K1 De Ultimate The Headies | Hall Of Fame Won
2014 K1 De Ultimate City People Lifetime Achievement Award Won

Net worth

According to many sources, Wasiu Ayinde is the richest Fuji singer in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of #800 million. He owns mansion buildings and many expensive cars. He also travels around the world a lot.

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