Where did Fuji originate? This question has pitched fuji star, Wasiu Ayinde K1 de Ultimate against a former aide of the late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, Mr. Dayo Odeyemi. Wasiu is claiming that fuji came from Lagos state but Odeyemi is saying something else. We can hear them out.
In a statement by Barrister’s former Spokesperson, “After due consultation with the family, friends and fans of the fuji music creator, the late Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, it becomes imperative for me as his spokesman and a veteran entertainment journalist, who has written three different books on the history of Nigerian music, to make an official statement on the outburst of Wasiu Ayinde Anifowose, alias Fuji King, on the creation of fuji.
The statement reads also “…Perhaps, I should make it clear that Wasiu Ayinde, who is claiming to know much about fuji, joined the Barrister Organisation in 1974. As of that time, Barrister had released 19 solid albums including two singles and one extended play. By calculation, if we subtract 1967 when Barister released his first fuji record titled Waya Rabi from 1974 when Wasiu joined his organisation as a packer, the gap is seven years, meaning that fuji music is seven years older than Wasiu Ayinde.”
Who do we believe now?