He was born on the 9th of February 1948 and he died on the 16th of December 2010. He was a Yoruba singer-songwriter and music performer, he is regarded as the pioneer of Fuji and Wéré music with a record of 70 studio albums.
But little did anyone know that he was prolific in the bedroom, considering the 12 wives he married and the 62 children he bore. But one of the children has decided to continue with the legacy, his name Barry Jay, born Oluwakayode Junior Balogun.
He has been making waves all over the music industry as he can boast of numerous hit singles including Aiye, Normal level, Only you ft Davido etc. But according to him, music was never the plan but based on his father’s dying wish he had no choice but to embrace the craft.
But little did you know that Barry Jay didn't go to school, he he was interviewed by Lagos loaded and he said, "All I know in my life is music; I cannot read any other thing. I told my mom and dad, I told everybody that the only thing I can read is music production and sound engineering. As at that time, I never knew music was what was going to feed me; but thank God, I’m improving”.
He is doing well for himself in the Nigerian music industry as he can boast of collaborations with other big music superstars like Zlatan, Olamide, Davido, Rahman Jago, Jaywon, Kizz Daniel.
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