BREAKING NEWS: Fuji star WASIU AYINDE (KWAM 1) Returns Today

Story by www.nigeriafilms.com/Victoria Ige
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Last Updated:Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fuji star Wasiu Ayinde Anifowoshe, popularly known as K 1 The Ultimate, will return home today, after about three months in Canada.

The 52 year-old Fuji veteran will arrive Lagos today, at 5PM Nigerian time, aboard a KLM flight, his manager Percy Ademokun told www.nigeriafilms.com.

K 1 has been away for almost three months, recuperating after undergoing a major operation to correct complications arising from a collapsed lung. The operation was carried out in Trillium Medical centre, Mississauga, Ontario.

According to emedicinehealth.com, ”a collapsed lung refers to a condition in which the space between the wall of the chest cavity and the lung itself fills with air, causing all or a portion of the lung to collapse. Air usually enters this space, called the pleural space, through an injury to the chest wall or a hole in the lung. This result is called a pneumothorax”.

Death may result if affected persons do not receive prompt medical attention.

The band-leader left Nigeria early September, after a series of diagnoses, and after his doctors advised him to undergo an operation. Before he left the country, there were rumours he was suffering from Cancer of the lungs.

It turned out his situation wasn’t as grave as was being touted.

Wasiu is one of Nigeria’s most enduring band-leaders; and a regular on the thriving party scene. Since his 1984 hit ‘Talazo’, the Fuji performer has not slowed down; recording hit after hit, expanding his fan base; taking Fuji to hitherto unimaginable audiences, and experimenting with almost every genre possible. He remains the most iconic Fuji act of the past two decades, and one of the most remarkable recording and performing acts to emerge from Nigeria in a very longtime.

Responsible for inspiring most of today’s Fuji acts, KWAM 1 is the undisputed ‘king’ of the genre – even though godfathers Sikiru Ayinde Barrsiter and Kollington Ayinla are still alive and kicking.

Before going solo in the early eighties, Wasiu was an apprentice with Sikiru Ayinde’s band.

Sikiru Ayinde is globally regarded as the originator of Fuji music; even though some pundits claim he did not create the genre.

Ayinde and Ayinla will not be at a scheduled concert celebrating KWAM 1’s return this Friday. But dozens of his ’subjects’ will. Pasuma, Malaika, Shefiu Alao, Atorise, Safejo, Kolade, and many more have signed up, to perform at the Welcome concert holding this Friday (December 18) at Motherlan’ in Lagos.

KWAM 1’s arch-enemy Abass Akande Obesere, with whom he was reconciled recently, is conspicuously missing from the list.

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welcome back
ade
12/17/2009 6:39:53 PM
welcome back shame on satan and hiz messengers ride on.
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welcome back
lawon
12/17/2009 9:34:17 PM
Ka bo olori arabamibi , mayegun general
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welcome back
ralph
12/18/2009 7:20:09 AM
oluaye arabanbi. laiku egiri ko si baba eni ti o le fi awo e se gbedu laye. igba odun odun kan ni
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Arabambi
Baj
12/18/2009 9:29:53 AM
Forever you live egbon, Aranbambi family. I can see that you have a bit taste of winter storm while you were down here.
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welcome Baba!!
Omo Onabanjo
12/21/2009 2:28:04 AM
Oluaye Awon ko loda e ki lon se won o! won si n soro bi Eledumare ko da. Walai won ti ri nka kan. we love u K 1!!
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WELCOME KING OF FUJI
SONDE MUTIU .O
12/23/2009 3:05:40 PM
BABA, U ARE HIGHLY WELCOMED BACK TO NIGERIA, WE HAVE MISSED YOU. AIYE ELENU RAZOR NI WON, E JE KAN MA SO OUN TO WUN WON, WON KII SE OLORUN OBA.
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send a
James ademuyiwa
2/14/2010 12:51:10 PM
King welcome home God will blessed u keep doing what u doing. Long live the king and ur family God blessed u and I will see u in Baltimore when ever u come bye
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BABA O!
ADEBISI WASIU
2/21/2010 12:55:38 PM
ALL THANKS TO GOD 4 HIS MERCY ON UR LIFE.I WIL LYK IF I SEE U BRINGIN AL DIFFERENCES ON A TABLE.BABA NI GBA NKAN MORA.I LOVE U K1
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welcome oluaye
ola
3/3/2010 1:47:01 PM
iam happy that king wasiu is back.i wish him long life and good health.
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AWO ' G' ( RESPECT )
EDEIGBA PRINCE DANIEL
3/29/2010 1:08:19 PM
Thank GOD u' r back and alive, d message send by GOD through u have not completed, RESPECT TO ALL D G'S N THE HOUSE.
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this turht
olababa
4/2/2010 2:28:15 PM
this is tuht message . wasiu ayinde iis bag perspn is rebule preson . all wasiu sayin is a lia and kollington ayinla is bad person . kollington starty fuji is 1974 . and alhaji barrister starty 1968. and all musican befor is ajisari ajiwere grupe nobody right fuji that time is only alhji barrister name him record fuji . why wasiu ayinde aggument . and kollington is a bad person . i no truht . but he no want talk thrut. barrister is creator of fuji doint aggurment again thanks later
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Congrats baba
Atunramu gbenga thomas
4/8/2010 12:00:18 AM
The stone o wey d builder reject na he come back come be d cornerstone.u are cornerstone,a special creature.continue to put ur trust in God.
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Welcome Oluaye!
Gabriel Olawale
4/23/2010 12:54:32 AM
I am happy with u sir, that the storm is over! Long live wasiu, long live ayinde, long live k1 the ultimate fans, both home and abroad.
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1 of his hit track, olohun mi
lanre akile of cairo
5/22/2010 5:20:13 PM
ope ni fun olorun oba wipe alhaji wasiu ayinde fi ese ara re rin padi si inu yara re o! ope ni fun oluwa. olohun mi ooooooo baaaabaaaa oseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!. beru ba dupe ore anoo agba nlalaaa tori olorun ofe nmeji to koja opeee,
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WELCOME BACK
Lawal wasiu ajibola
5/23/2010 11:32:41 PM
Its being a long time outside sir,we v' missed you alot you are just in early period nothing dey do you,WON KAN NBO YAJA NI SANGO LONI SERE,OGUN ODUN LONI GBOINGBOIN LOKE OKE GBOINGBOIN.
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Welcome back king wasiu ayin
Sir white 4rm apapa
7/31/2010 1:58:23 AM
I am very happy for u ,dat u back home succesfuly,long life and prosperity, Ayinde o wasiu o,london timolo ayinde mo bare bo, ewero repete towa lata merika.
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greetings
shamsideen
8/26/2010 2:15:27 PM
i am very happy for u corner stone baba wherever u are may almighty god continue to
protect u and bless u i heard u are in america now save journey oko wendy.


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oluwaye,
kehinde,
9/8/2010 2:36:20 AM
I just want to pray for u that God will be with u and your family and to let u know that all twins love u.
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hello,
gbolahan
9/22/2010 3:22:51 PM
i am very happy for you.king of fuji. i love your music
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ayinde kabo
shittu kamal from offa, kwara state
12/15/2010 11:58:00 AM
welcome baba,am very 4 u 2 be back alive. Oju ti awon ota wa. Igba odun,odun kan (amen). 08033775907
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Ayide
Adewumi. Segun
4/16/2011 10:41:28 PM
Olorunoba yiojekiepefuwa ami
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k1
omo dupe
8/6/2011 8:21:26 PM
k1 u're the best
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Na wao!
Gabrielsax
9/18/2011 12:05:52 AM
Olorun ju eda lo.may you live long to eat the fruit of your labour ase
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Se na true sha
Fatai olaitan 4rm iyana-ipaja
10/13/2011 2:40:44 PM
Me ha naver belief am oo. ontil ha see ham live
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alhaji
yakazo
5/23/2012 5:25:44 AM
Baba kaaboo
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i credit u as king of fuji in
wasiu ayinde .everlastingid
10/2/2012 8:33:48 PM
Hi may u have long life and prosperity .whene ever I wash tink about my life And I song one of your track call .ibienikan gbansare owo ibe lelikan gbansare omo
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