K1 De Ultimate

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K1 De Ultimate
Mayegun of Yoruba Land
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Background information
Birth nameWasiu Ayinde Adewale Olasunkanmi Omogbolahan Anifowoshe
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)
Born (1957-03-03) 3 March 1957 (age 64)
Agarawu, Lagos State, Nigeria
OriginIjebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria
GenresFuji music
Occupation(s)singer, performer
Years active1980–present
LabelsFuji Repete

K1 De Ultimate (born Olasunkanmi Wasiu Ishola , March 3, 1957), is a Nigerian Fuji musician. He popularized a brand of the fuji genre based on the work of the fuji creator Ayinde Barrister known as Talazo fuji that appeals to all age groups, irrespective of tribe and background .[1]

Background[edit]

The King of Fuji Music: Olasunkanmi Ayinde Marshal, K1 De Ultimate discovered his interest in music when he was 8. His parents initially opposed but he continued to pursue his passion and by the time he was 15 he had won various local musical competitions.[2] He later became member of Ayinde Barrister's band, the Supreme Fuji Commanders from 1975 to 1978 after previously serving under him as instrument packer. He also adopted the name of Ayinde into his name after seeking the permission and blessing of his master Ayinde Barrister. He released his first album titled Iba with the special track 'Abode Mecca' in 1980, and thereafter, his most successful album Talazo '84 in 1984. He has won many titles and several music awards.

Music career[edit]

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[edit]

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]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • 1980: Iba (TGaine)
  • 1981: Esi Oro (TGaine)
  • 1982: Igbalaye (TGaine)
  • 1984: Talazo System (TGaine)
  • 1984: Talazo '84 (TGaine)
  • 1984: Ise L'Ogun Ise (TGaine)
  • 1984: Ijo olomo (TGaine)
  • 1985: Talazo Disco 85 (TGaine)
  • 1985: Alhaji Chief Wasiu Ayinde Barrister and His Talazo Fuji Commanders Organisation Oloriki Metta / Ki De Se [p] Vinyl LP Leader Record / LRC (LP) 05 (TGaine)
  • 1985: Elo-Sora (TGaine)
  • 1985: Pomposity (TGaine)
  • 1986: Ori (TGaine)
  • 1986: Tiwa Dayo (TGaine)
  • 1986: Erin Goke - Lecture (TGaine)
  • 1986: Baby Je Kajo (TGaine)
  • 1987: Talazo In London (TGaine)
  • 1987: Aiyé (TGaine)
  • 1987: Adieu Awolowo (TGaine)
  • 1988: Sun - Splash (TGaine)
  • 1988: Fuji Headline (TGaine)
  • 1988: My Dear Mother (TGaine)
  • 1989: Fuji Rapping–– (TGaine)
  • 1989: Achievement (TGaines)
  • 1990: Jo Fun Mi (Dance For Me) (TGaine)
  • 1991: American Tips
  • 1991: Fuji Collections (TGaine)
  • 1993: The Ultimate (TGaine)
  • 1995: Consolidation (TGaine)
  • 1995: Reflection (TGaine)
  • 1995: Talazo Fuji Party Music Compact Disk (TGaine)
  • 1996: Legacy (TGaine)
  • 1996: Faze 2 Global Tour '96 (TGaine)
  • 1997: History (Edited By TGaine)
  • 1997: Berlin Compact Disk (TGaine)
  • 1999: Fuji Fusion (Okofaji Carnival) (TGaine)
  • 2000: New Era (TGaine)
  • 2000: Faze 3 (TGaine)
  • 2001: Message (TGaine)
  • 2001: Statement (TGaine)
  • 2001: New Lagos (TGaine)
  • 2002: Gourd (TGaine)
  • 2003: Big Deal (TGaine)
  • 2006: Flavour (TGaine)
  • 2011: Tribute To My Mentor (TGaine)
  • 2012: Instinct (TGaine)
  • 2012: Fuji Time (TGaine)
  • 2017: 22 Dec Fuji Ep Let Music Flow (TGaine)

Hit Live Play (Listed By TGaine)

  • 1983: Talazo System
  • 1984: Omo Akorede
  • 1986: Golden Mercury
  • 1989: Siliky
  • 1990: American Tour Live
  • 1991: Yuppie Night 1 n 2
  • 1994: Consolidation live Ade Bendel
  • 1995: Sabaka Night
  • 1995: Oju Opon
  • 1995: Fadaka Club
  • 1995: London Hamburg Amsterdam Berlin 95
  • 1997: London Hamburg Amsterdam Berlin Paris 97
  • 1998: United Kingdom Live
  • 1998: New York Chicago Atlanta Houston & Canada Tour Toronto Montreal live 1998
  • 1999: New Era Live United Kingdom
  • 1999: Afinni
  • 2000: Canada live
  • 2007: United Kingdom Ireland Tour Live
  • 2007: The Truth Live

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  • 1995 Womad Concert
  • 1997 Benson & Hedges
  • 1999 Benson & Hedges Loud in Lagos
  • 2020 Fuji the Sound ep

Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2013[6] K1 De Ultimate The Headies | Hall Of Fame Won
2014[7] K1 De Ultimate City People Lifetime Achievement Award Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harris, Craig. "Ayinde King Wasiu Marshal | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved May 29, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Paul Wale Ademowo, " ISBN 978-9-78322-089-8, Publisher: Effective Publishers (1996)
  3. ^ http://allafrica.com/stories/201408010118.html
  4. ^ http://www.rkjmediang.com/2016/09/29/olasunkanmi-marshal-k1-de-ultimate-continues-set-new-standards-indigenous-music/
  5. ^ https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/01/alaafin-installs-wasiu-ayinde-as-mayegun-of-yorubaland/
  6. ^ http://notjustok.com/2013/12/27/the-headies-2013-view-winners-list/
  7. ^ http://www.topcelebritiesng.com/fuji-king-k1-wins-city-peoples-lifetime-achievement-award//