Photo Credit: dailypost.ng Fuji is arguably, one of the very popular genres of music in Nigeria. Thanks to late Alhaji (Dr.) Sikiru Ayinde Balogun popularly known as Barrister who created Fuji for the listening delight of music lovers worldwide. And, yes after Barrister created Fuji, a lot of other talented artistes later joined him in spreading the gospel of the fascinating genre of music far and wide.
That Fuji music star, King (Dr.) Saheed Okunola simply known as Saheed Osupa and the Chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos State Chapter, Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, are not close, is easy for anyone following the activities of the Transport Union in Lagos State to see.
Photo Credit: premiumtimesng.com Fuji is a popular genre of Music in Nigeria. And the brand of music which was developed from a certain kind of folk music performed to wake Muslims before dawn, during Ramadan, known as "Were Music" back in the days, has made a good number of artistes make names for themselves by singing it.
It was a very emotional moment for popular ex-lead drummer with Fuji star, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle's band, Prince Adewale Kolawole Gbogboade who is simply known as Dewale Onilu, on Tuesday, 8th June, 2021, as he wept on live radio while granting an interview.
Fuji Star, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle, better known as Baba Oko, has revealed one of the unforgettable, and very challenging moments of his career, as the day he was once shot on stage with live bullet while performing. The Fuji star was a celebrity guest on Faaji 106.5 FM., Lagos State, on Tuesday, 15th June, 2021, and was recounting his experience as a Fuji musician to the presenters of a popular programme on the station: "Mini Jojo" which airs between 10 a.m. and 12 noon, every week.
Fuji music star, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle also known as Baba Oko is set to release a new album. And the album, according to the preview copy made available to this writer, is quite loaded with exciting tracks which promise to the best of the Abeokuta, Ogun State based talented artiste so far.
Few days back, it was reported on this platform that, Abeokuta Ogun State based Fuji music star, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle also known as Baba Oko pledged a car gift to a fellow Fuji artiste, Musiliu Emesi, while performing on stage, after the latter insisted he wanted a car from him.
Those who have been following the careers of two of the best artistes the Fuji music industry in Nigeria has produced, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle also known as Baba Oko, and King (Dr.) Saheed Okunola simply known as Saheed Osupa, should know one fact is similar to both of them beyond dishing out good music.
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On Thursday, 29th April, 2021, Fuji music star, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle aka Baba Oko, in company of movie star, Otunba Bolaji Amusan popularly known as Mr. Latin, and other Sefiu Alao's management team, paid a courtesy visit to former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Photo Credit: soundcloud.com Fuji music stars like to compete with almost everything they do. Because, if anyone of the main stars in the industry does something good, others would want to do it too, almost immediately. And, that is how it has always been for most of the stars like Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Anifowoshe Marshal, the King of Fuji who is better known as K1, Alhaji Abass Akande popularly known as Obesere, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle also known as Baba Oko, and Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Odetola popularly known as Pasuma.
If you are a fan of Fuji music, this should interest you.As a genre of music in Nigeria, you should be able to attest to the fact that Fuji music has maintained its leading position despite stiff competition from Hip-Hop in recent times.Thanks to the efforts of Fuji music stars such as King Wasiu Ayinde Anifowoshe Marshal better known as K1, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle also known as Baba Oko, Alhaji Abass Akande popularly known as Obesere, Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Odetola otherwise known as Pasuma, Alhaji Saheed Okunola simply known as Saheed Osupa and Alhaji Sulaiman Alao Adekunle who relishes to be called Malaika.
Anyone who is conversant with happenings in both Fuji music and Islamic music industries, would attest to the fact that, the artistes in both industries usually relate cordially together. And that is why albums of Islamic artistes featuring one Fuji music artiste, or the other, abound in the music market.
Fuji music star, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle also known as Baba Oko, has sent his condolence message to former Governorship Aspirant in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, over his mother's death. The mother, Alhaja Adijat Isiaka, died recently at the age of 80.
As a fan of Fuji music, you should know that Fuji stars, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle popularly known as Baba Oko, and Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Odetola popularly known as Pasuma are best of friends.
Abeokuta, Ogun State, based Fuji Star, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle better known as Baba Oko, Agbara Orin, is one of the artistes who are featured in a tribute album being recorded in paying last respect to legendary lead drummer to late Apala music icon, Ayinla Omowura, Baba Adewole Onilu-Ola who died
When life made the path of Femi Johnson cross with that of Fuji music star, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle also known as Baba Oko, many years ago, no one knew what the future had got in stock for either of them. But what everyone could see back then was that, Femi who was otherwise addressed as Femi Piano, joined the band of Sefiu Alao, and became his pianist.
It was fun galore for everyone who attended the much anticipated 2-in-1 event organised by Different Stroke Media, which was the 2020 edition of Islamic Music and Associated Nominees (IMAN) Awards held together with the 40th birthday bash of the initiator of the awards, an ace journalist, Saheed Ojubanire, on Sunday, November 29th, at Maridom Palace Hotel, Maridom Close, Off Ilo-Awela Road, Toll Gate Area, Sango-Ota, Ogun State. The well organised event saw celebrities from different circuits coming together
The lingering 2 year rift between Ogun State based popular Fuji artiste, Jamiu Adaradenu better known as Adaradenu Jamaica and popular Gospel Juju Crooner, Akinola Ayoola Michael better known as Alayo Melody Singer, has ended.
Fuji music industry is a very interesting industry. The reason being that the industry is one that has the knack for creating celebrities from time to time. In other words, Fuji music stars who are the mainstay of the industry are not just celebrities themselves but over the years, they have become creators of celebrities in the society as they use their music to project people who are relatively unknown before coming in contact with them, the Fuji music stars. These Fuji music stars including the King of Fuji
Abeokuta, Ogun State based Fuji music star, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle popularly known as Baba Oko or Agbara Orin, has raised an alarm over 2 fake Facebook Accounts opened by some miscreants with his name and picture, with the sole aim of scamming unsuspecting people.