Adewale Ayuba

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Birth name Adewale Ayuba
Also known as Mr. Johnson
Born (1966-05-06) 6 May 1966 (age 49)
Ikenne, Ogun State, Nigeria
Origin Ikenne, Ogun State, Nigeria
Genres Bonsue Fuji
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1990–present

Adewale Ayuba, commonly known as Mr. Johnson, is a Nigerian singer known for singing Fuji music.


Ayuba received an Ordinary National Diploma from the Ogun State Polytechnic. Ayuba moved from Ikenne to Lagos in 1983. Between 1995 and 1998 he lived in New York where he studied at Queensborough Community College, graduating with an associate diploma in banking and finance. While living in New York, he met his wife.[1][2]

Music career[edit]

Ayuba been singing as a child. His father was an amateur singer but reinforced the value of education, making his son agree to focus on his education during the week and allowing him to practice his music on Saturday.[1]

Since signing his first record deal in the 1980s, he has released 15 albums in Nigeria and four internationally.[3]


Ayuba won two Kora Awards in 2005.[3]


  1. ^ a b Mpamugoh, Simeon; Amadi, Chinonye (25 November 2012). "Day police shot me – Adewale Ayuba". The Sun News. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Olukole, Tope (7 June 2014). "How I fought to survive in Nigeria’s music industry – Adewale Ayuba". Daily Newswatch. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "I should have bought a jet by now – Ayuba". Ogun State Television. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014.