Fuji Music is viewed as the most famous kind of Nigerian music that has the vast majority of followers in the western area of Nigeria. Before discussing the Richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria, we will discover and understand what is Fuji Music?
What is Fuji music?
Fuji is a well-known Nigerian kind of music. It emerged from the improvisational Ajisari were music convention, which is a genre of music performed to wake Muslims before day break amid the Ramadan fasting season. This music Ajisari was made famous by Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister.
The term “Fuji” was received in a relatively unusual manner. As indicated by Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, “I thought of it when I saw a blurb at an airplane terminal, promoting the Mount Fuji, which is the highest crest in Japan.”
Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister went further to clarify that Fuji is not only a local music. He said, “Fuji music is a mix of music comprising of Sakara, Apala, juju, Aro, Afro, and Gudugudu, potentially Highlife.”
To popularize Fuji Music, Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister toured Britain in the early 1970’s and the United States of America in 1984 thus spreading the gospel of the Fuji Music genre.
There has been a fast modernization of Fuji Music, and we have seen a ton of Fuji Musicians. Each of them is with their particular style of Fuji Music.
Here you can see a list of the richest Fuji musicians.
By the way, who is the richest Fuji musician in Nigeria?
- No.1: Ayinde Wasiu Marshall
Ayinde Wasiu Marshall is well-known as Kwam 1 or K1 De Ultimate; Ayinde Wasiu is considered as the richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria in 2016.
Kwam 1 was born on the third of March, 1957 in Lagos Island. He started his music career at an extremely young age and released his first album in 1980 and has stayed significant in this music area till date.
After the arrival of his excellent album “Talazo 84” in 1984, Fuji music has never been the same again.
In 1994, he was delegated as the King of Fuji Music and formally renamed King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal the First (KWAM 1) by the King of Oyo in Ibadan.
Having recorded around 57 collections, Ayinde Wasiu Marshall a.k.a K1 De Ultimate has a total worth of N750 Million.
- No.2: Abass Akande Obesere
Otherwise called Omo Rapala, Obesere is popular for the uniqueness of his Fuji Music. He is adored by a big amount of fans. Moreover, he is certainly one of the Richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria 2016.
Abass Akande Obesere is a local of Ibadan and discovered spotlight through his melodies that concentrated on issues considered as unthinkable in the Yoruba Land.
He was already signed to Sony Music in 1981. But for installment question broke out of Sony Music and moved to Bayowa records.
Obesere has taken his image of Fuji music everywhere throughout the world, and some of his well-known tunes include: “Mr.Teacher,” “Omorapala Overthrow,” “Egungun Be Careful,” “Effissy” and a large group of numerous others.
He is known as a good spouse of one wife who never enjoys drinking or smoking.
Abass Akande Obesere is considered as the second Richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria 2016 with a net worth of N500 Million.
No.3: Wasiu Alabi Pasuma
Wasiu Alabi Pasuma who is currently known as Oganla or Pasuma Wonder was born in Mushin zone of Lagos State on November 27th, 1967 and hails from Kwara State.
Pasuma is questionable the most famous Fuji Musician in Nigeria today. Furthermore, he is one of the richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria in 2016.
His ability has been tried, attempted and ensured in both the Nigerian Fuji Music industry and the Nigerian motion picture industry. Pasuma Wonder is a Fuji artist and a performing artist.
Pasuma began his music career in 1984. His first collection called "Acknowledgment" was discharged in 1993. Furthermore, Wasiu Alabi tries himself in other genres as Hip-Hop. His first Hip-bounce collection appeared in 2015 and titled it “My World.” With the release of a collection titled “Oribokibo.” This album is known even those who are not a fan of Fuji music.
Nowadays he is the third richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria. Therefore, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma a.k.A Oganla 1 a.k.a Pasuma Wonder has total assets of N455 Million.