LEGENDARY FUJI MUSICIAN KING WASIU AYINDE MARSHAL CELEBRATES HIS 60TH BIRTHDAY






K1 De Ultimate (born Olasunkanmi Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, March 3, 1957), is a Nigerian Fuji musician. He is known for introducing the genre to the sounds of keyboards, saxophones and guitars 


Birth nameOlasunkami Wasiu Ayinde Marshal
Also known asKing of Fuji, Kwam 1, Wasiu Ayinde , Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Barrister
Born3 March 1957 (age 59)
Agarawu, Lagos StateNigeria
OriginIjebu OdeOgun StateNigeria
GenresFuji music
Occupation(s)singer, performer
Years active1979–present
LabelsFuji Repete

Background[edit]

K1 De Ultimate discovered his interest in music when he was 8. His parents initially opposed but he continued to pursue his passion and by the time he was 15 he had won various local musical competitions.[2] He later became member of Ayinde Barrister's band, the Supreme Fuji Commanders from 1975 to 1979. He released his first solo album 'Abode Mecca' in 1979. He released his most successful album Talazo 84 in 1984.[1]

Music Career[edit]

K1 De Ultimate began his global tour between North America and Europe in 1984 and he has continued touring annually since.[3] In 1996 he delivered the first Fuji performance ever at WOMAD Festival.He is also the only Fuji musician to perform at TroxyWOMEX and SOB's.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • 1984: Talazo '84
  • 1997: Talazo Fuji Party Music
  • 1996: Faze 2 Global Tour '96
  • 1999:Fuji Fusion (Okofaji Carnival)
  • 2003: Big Deal
  • 2001:Statement
  • 2011: Tribute To My Mentor
  • 2010: Instinct
Live albums
  • 1984: Ise L'Ogun Ise
  • 1985: Elo-Sora
  • 1986: Tiwa Dayo
  • 1986: Erin Goke - Lecture
  • 1987: Talazo In London
  • 1987: Aiyé
  • 1988: Sun - Splash
  • 1989: Fuji Rapping
  • 1987: Achievement
  • 1990: Jo Fun Mi (Dance For Me)
  • 1991: American Tips
  • 1991: Fuji Collections

Awards[edit]

YearNominee/workAwardResult
2013[8]K1 De UltimateThe Headies | Hall Of FameWon
2014[9]K1 De UltimateCity People Lifetime Achievement AwardWon

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