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King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall (KWAM 1) Bio, Age, Net worth

King Wasiu Ayinde born as Wasiu Ayinde Adewale Olasunkanmi Omogbolahan Anifowoshe in Lagos some 64 years ago.

Wasiu Ayinde was born on 3 March 1957 in Agarawu, Lagos, Nigeria.  His dad was from Ijebu Ode while his mum hailed from Ijesha land.

Wife: Fathia Whitney Anjolaoluwa Marshal

King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall net worth N500,000,000.00 according to latest estimates.

Also known asIgi Jegede,( King of Fuji Music, King of Music, Oba Orin, because Fuji itself is any form of music in the world.) ( Oba Orin) (Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Barrister) (King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal) Kwam1, (k1 de Ultimate)GenresFuji musicOccupation(s)singer, performerYears active1980–presentLabelsFuji Repete

By age 15, Marshal’s talent had won him various musical competitions, which landed him a position in the band of Fuji music innovator  Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister.

Regarded by many as the ‘king of fuji music’, Wasiu Ayinde, aka K1 de Ultimate, is a talented fuji artiste that has remained relevant for a long time.

In an interview, K1 had stated that he developed an interest in music at the age of eight, though his parents did not support his choice of career. He later became a member of the late Ayinde Barrister’s Supreme Fuji Commanders band from 1975 to 1978 after previously serving under him as instrument packer.

Till date, he has released well over 30 albums including, ‘Iba’, ‘Esi Oro’, ‘Talazo System’, ‘Ise L’Ogun Ise’, ‘Tiwa Dayo’, ‘Baby Je Kajo’, ‘Adieu Awolowo’,  ‘Fuji Headline’, ‘My Dear Mother’, ‘Legacy’, ‘Fuji Fusion’, ‘New Era’, ‘Tribute To My Mentor’ and ‘Fuji Time’.

Over the years, K1 has also successfully collaborated with hip hop artistes such as Olamide (State of the Nation) and 9ice (Health is Wealth). His latest Extended Play album titled, ‘Fuji the Sound’, was also a hit with his fans, with its lead single, ‘Ade Ori Okin’ becoming an anthem of sorts.

The singer courted some controversy when he reportedly said that his former boss and mentor, Barrister, was not the creator of fuji music. However, in a later interview with Saturday Beats, K1 noted that ‘God used Barrister to transform fuji music’.

K1 has evidently been blessed with immense fame and fortune. His mansion in his hometown of Ijebu Ode (Ogun State) is a sight to behold and he is also said to own a ranch in the same town. His garage also boasts of choice automobiles such as Rolls Royce.

A card carrying member of the All Progressives Congress, K1 is usually the musician of choice at some of the party’s big events.

Music career

K1 De Ultimate began his global tour between North America and Europe in 1986 and performed at Hammersmith Town Hall in 1987. That was followed by New York city, United States with full Talazo Band on Sep. 28 1990, London Yuppie 1 & 2 Nights 1991/92, European Tour 1995, Berlin 1997, North America (USA & Canada ’98), Canada 2000, and USA Tour 2003. He has continued non stop touring annually since.[3] In 1995 he delivered the first Fuji performance ever at  WOMAD Festival. He is also the only Fuji musician to perform at Troxy, WOMEX and SOB’s.[4]

Chieftaincy titles and Awards

Badabarawu of Ogijo in 1985

Ekerin Amuludun of Ibadanland in 1986

Golden Mercury of Africa Title in 1986,

Honoris Causa of Music at Saint John University Bakerfield California USA in 1989.

Crown as King of Fuji, (Oluaye Fuji Music) at NTA ibadan in 1993.

The Oluomo of Lagos by King Adeyinka Oyekan of Lagos in 1999 [1]

On Monday, January 13, 2020, he was installed by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi as the first Mayegun of Yoruba Land.[5]

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