- During the 1950s and '60s, late Ayinde Sikiru Barrister popularised fuji music which is indigenous to Yoruba land
- Over the years, different talents have sprung up and Nigerians have come to appreciate the genre more
- Nigerians recently had to choose who they think is the biggest act in the game and their strong reasons
Fuji is a popular African genre of music combining beats and vocals with meditative and philosophical lyrics. It was developed and popularised by the late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister in 1965.
Over the years, the industry has seen the rise of different talented fuji musicians such as King Wasiu Ayinde, Pasuma, Osupa, to mention a few, who have gained recognition and made a name for themselves within and outside the country.
Legit.ng recently asked Nigerians on the street to name the biggest fuji musician in the country.
The top names that came up in the course of the interview were King Wasiu Ayinde, Saheed Osupa, and Pasuma.
KWAM 1 topped the list with most of his fans making reference to his lyrics, delivery style, instrumentals, and large fanbase.
Another favourite right after KWAM 1 is Pasuma because he has been in the spotlight for a long time, and has evolved from core fuji to infusing it into modern-day music.
Saheed Osupa came third with his fans appreciating the sense and proverbs they hear in his songs.
A young man further advised that fuji musicians should be more open to collaborating with hip hop and rap artistes especially if they think it will gain more traction.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Wasiu Alabi Pasuma took to Instagram to share a beautiful post as well as a video of his daughter and her groom for their Nikah ceremony.
In the video, Barakat donned an all-white outfit and a veil, while her husband rocked a traditional outfit as people accompanied them.
The fuji maestro talked at length about the bond he has with his daughter, and how it is quite hard for parents to let go of their precious children.