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Uneasy, as they say, lies the head that wears a crown. That age long proverb cannot be truer than, in the case of the man wearing the crown, as the undisputable King of Fuji music, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Anifowoshe Marshal better known as K1. Why? Well, since he became the King of Fuji music many years ago, he has been faced with a number of issues with fellow Fuji artistes, who interestingly, are stars like him, and are very close to him in ranking, when it comes to mentioning how far they have all come in the industry. Though, K1 has been able to diplomatically manage the situation with most of them, while one in particular, has been like a thorn in the flesh for him till date; as you would soon find out in this piece.
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So, without any fear of contradiction, there are at least, 4 Fuji music stars, that the Mayegun of Yoruba Land, as K1 is also known, has had one issue or the other with, in the past. And one of these artistes, is King (Dr.) Saheed Okunola who is simply known as Saheed Osupa. And, what happened between them that created an issue? Before the demise of the creator of Fuji music, Alhaji (Dr.) Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, there was an occasion when he, Barrister, and Saheed Osupa met on stage. And in the course of their performance together, Saheed Osupa whispered something into the ear of Barrister. And the next thing was, Barrister announced with music that, no one should call Saheed Osupa's name alone again, without adding King to it. Right there on stage, Barrister said he had made Saheed Osupa, King of Music!
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Obviously, that development did not go down well with K1. Although, his own title had been King of Fuji, while what Barrister called Saheed Osupa, was King of Music, but it was still not a situation K1 could welcome easily. So, what happened next? There was immediate resistance to the "Kingship" title bestowed on Saheed Osupa, by some forces in Fuji music circle who were led by Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Odetola popularly known as Pasuma. Though, K1 on his part did not come out to resist the new title given to Saheed Osupa, but because Pasuma was at that time, one of K1's henchmen; in fact, the foremost henchman, who was otherwise known as "Otunba K1" (the Right Hand Man to King of Fuji, K1), it was believed by Saheed Osupa that, K1 sent Pasuma to go and challenge his being named King of Music.
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So, by the time Saheed Osupa would start responding to Pasuma and other younger Fuji artistes Pasuma had groomed to the side of K1, Saheed Osupa, did not spare K1, Pasuma, and the rest of the opposition to him, his acerbic attack, during his live performances at the time. And that matter subsisted for a while in Fuji music industry, such that K1 and Saheed Osupa were not seeing eye to eye, since Saheed Osupa had started dragging him openly. However, after sometime, especially with Barrister refusing to change his position that Saheed Osupa should not be addressed as the King of Music he pronounced him to be, till Barrister passed on, every other Fuji artiste including K1, came to accept Saheed Osupa as the King of Music till date.
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But interestingly, after the issue that arose over Saheed Osupa being named the King of Music had died down, an inexplicable issue later arose between K1 himself, and his main man, Pasuma. And that makes Pasuma, the second Fuji music star, K1 has had issue with. While what exactly happened between them could not be ascertained till date, it was an indisputable fact that, there was a misunderstanding between the King and his "Otunba" back then. Because, all of a sudden, Pasuma came out to announce that, people should stop calling him Otunba, a title he had adored and celebrated to high heavens before, but he should rather be called, "Oga Nla of Fuji" (The Big Boss of Fuji). Though, Pasuma kept denying that, there was an issue between him and K1, but followers of developments in Fuji music knew there was something wrong somewhere, as they both kept avoiding each other like the plague, at that time.
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Meanwhile, it was due to the issues that were happening at that point in time, that made Fuji music star, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle better known as Baba Oko, to add his voice to the matters arising in the Fuji music industry at that time. And, how did he do that? During one of his live performances, Sefiu Alao called out K1, Saheed Osupa and Pasuma, as the ones disturbing the peace that used to exist among Fuji artistes. But it was later realised that, K1 was not happy with the audacity Sefiu Alao had, to call him out in that manner, and so, he (K1) began to bear grudges with Baba Oko, such that both of them avoided each other at public functions, for over a year. It was such that, if K1 knew Sefiu Alao was going to be at a particular function, he would not agree to be engaged for same function. And the situation was the same, from the part of Sefiu Alao too. So, Sefiu Alao is the third Fuji music star, K1 has had issues with.
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The fourth Fuji music star, that K1 has had issues with, has been the one that their misunderstanding has been the most enduring, till date. And he is no other person than, Alhaji Abass Akande Obesere, the Paramount King of Music, PK1st. The issue between K1, and Obesere which is more of supremacy battle, as Obesere has always refused to accept K1 as his leader in the Fuji music industry, does not seem like one that is ever going to end. And Obesere is one artiste who would not hide his feelings against K1, at any point in time. As a matter of fact, there are not less than 3 different albums that Obesere has dedicated to challenging and attacking K1 in recent past. And, unfortunately, the end of their issue does not even seem to be in sight, yet.
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However, the three other Fuji stars which are Saheed Osupa, Pasuma, and Sefiu Alao, that K1 had issues with at different points in time, later made up with him, and they still relate cordially together, till date.
Only Obesere has remained the odd one out, in that regard.
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