Taiwo Akande Adebisi, popularly known as Taye Currency, is an Ibadan-based Fuji music singer. He is one of the richest Fuji Music singers in Nigeria.
Taye Akande Adebisi, popularly known as Taye Currency, was born on the 17th of December, 1974, to the family of the late Mr. Ganiu Amoo Adebisi and Alhaja Mojisola Aduke Adebisi. He is a Nigerian Fuji music star. He hails from Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo state.
In 1983, at the age of 11, Taye started singing as a backup artist for his elder brother Mr. Sulaiman Akanmu Ademola, also known as Commy Jackson. During this time, he fully discovered his musical talents and began putting all his time and effort into it.
To say the least, it was not easy for Taye to grow his career in music as he was constantly rejected and told that he did not have a future in the entertainment industry. However, he did not let those negative words and rejection get to him; instead, he chose to remain hard-working and diligent in learning.
In his learning process, he moved to Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, where he became a backup singer for four different brands for two years. He advanced his learning by partnering with Ilu-Pesi at Isale Eko in Lagos State. There, he worked as an apprentice and, at the same time, arranged musical instruments for them.
Taye Currency began his career at the age of 17 when he founded the “Currency Band” with his twin brother and manager Rahmon Akilapa, who is now deceased. He has been doing well in the industry. He began singing at a young age, with his family’s encouragement. Currency claims that his character is the key to his success. The artist is a true workaholic who puts his heart and soul into everything he does. He also expresses gratitude to his brother, Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, for all of his support, and he praises God for his life.
Taye Currency married his wife Dara, popularly known as Ara ’99, in April 2018. However, records show that the woman woke up one day and decided to live the marriage for personal reasons. There is no further record or details about the singer’s marital life with Dara save that they have a son, Yusuf Oladeni Adebisi. Meanwhile, the singer said in an interview he granted with Encomium magazine that he has been searching for a new wife since Dara left him. His first son, Yusuf, got married in April 2018. Yusuf earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Ilorin before marrying his wife.
Is Taye Currency’s Son A Lawmaker?
Yes! Taye Currency’s son Yusuf Oladeni Adebisi is the youngest serving lawmaker in Nigeria. Hon Yusuf Oladeni Adebisi was born on 11th September 1993 to his parents, Taye Currency and Dara, who are now separated.
He attended Aladorin Nursery and Primary School and Hallmark College Apata Ibadan. He then proceeded to Al-Hikma University, Ilorin, Kwara State, where he obtained his first degree in History and International Relations.
In 2018, he landed a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, Oyo State. Before joining politics, Yusuf was an astute Businessman interested in Agriculture.
He subsequently grew an interest in politics and, in 2019, contested for and won the Ibadan South-West Constituency 1 Seat under the PDP platform at age 25. The 29-year-old defeated the incumbent Honourable Kehinde Subair of the All Progressives Congress to emerge the winner of the intently contested election.
Taye Currency’s House
In 2018, Taye Currency launched his two-story lavishly furnished building in Ibadan Oyo State. The launch party of the house was attended by many famous Nigerian celebrities, including Yinka Ayefele, Wasiu Ayinde, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, Olubada of Ibadan, and Ilorin cleric Alhaji Shehu Buhari, among others.
Upon its completion, the spaciously built property was named the most beautiful mansion and a tourist attraction center in Ibadan. Going by photos, Taye’s mansion looks just like a palace. It has a sizeable swimming pool and other luxurious features. The house is said to be worth hundreds of millions of Naira.
Taye currency is one of the richest Fuji musicians, with an estimated net worth of #85 million.