Popular Fuji icon, Abass Akande Obesere, has reacted to a statement credited to Wasiu Ayinde, K1 De Ultimate, over Fuji music leadership.
KWAM 1, also known as K1, during a recently organised program by Nigerian Breweries tagged ‘Ariya Repete’, was quoted to have said that the late Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister was not the originator of the Fuji genre of music.
This statement seems to have irked Obesere, as he hit at the Fuji artiste, saying he goofed by not recognizing the fact that the late Barrister is still known as Mr Fuji and that the likes of Ayinla Kollington also did a lot in contributing to the acceptance of Fuji music before their generation.
“He (K1) cannot rubbish the great works of late Alhaji Barrister. He is just imagining himself in Barrister’s shoes. If you don’t know something, you find out. As the Yoruba’s say, if a child does not meet history, he will definitely abuse legends.
“Even Alh. Kollington sang that ‘calling oneself the originator is not the issue but God’s blessings over their music careers.’ So, who is he not to recognize that?”.
Written by Clement Oluwasegun