Fuji music has gained a great fame. It was started as the complex of
Islamic traditional music and apala style. In the course of time, it has
changed a bit, and now its elements might be used in many other genres.
There are lots of prominent musicians in this sphere and each of them
is unique. There are those, who are popular within their own states, and
those, who have become well-known in many different countries. Some
performers aim at the younger generation, the others – at the older one.
Anyway, this type of performance has its influence on great amount of
people of all ages, and it keeps developing every day.
Music’s a very important part of our life. We can listen to it while
driving, sitting at home, walking, etc. It was popular during the
ancient times and it remains relevant nowadays. You probably know that
particular genres and styles gain success in particular time periods.
Thus, Fuji’s one of the most famous ones in Nigeria. And many people are
eager to know about top 10 Fuji musicians.
He is also known as Wasiu Ajibola Alabi. He managed to gain success
really fast. His first album was sold within just three month. Besides,
unlike many others, he cooperated with pop musicians. It helped him to
become extremely popular. Nowadays he is still famous and thought to be
one of the leading performers of the genre.
- Kwam 1 (K1)
He’s also known as Wasiu Ayinde Marshal. He is probably the oldest and
the most experienced one in Fuji, who has taken his abilities under
tutelage of Sikiru Ayinde Barrister. Some people even consider he is the
richest musician in Nigeria. Each decade he produces
at least two hits. Moreover, he was the first Fuji musician who was
invited to star in a movie. What is more impressive, he is famous not
only within Nigeria, but also far beyond – in the UK, the Netherlands,
France, USA, etc.
- Saheed Osupa
He’s considered to be a controversial Fuji musician. The fame came to
him after his third album. And it’s necessary to say, that his name will
stay in the history of the genre. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister once called
him the king of music. Now he’s one of the leaders in the industry.
His real name is Sule Alao Malaika. Many hip-hop performers have adopted
his hits. He has plenty of fans and followers all over the globe.
- Taiye Currency
He’s one of the famous performers in the State of Oyo and in Ibadan. He
has large number of followers and fans. He has remained popular for more
than ten years already. People say there is nothing extraordinary in
his music. However, he is always able to keep up with the time and stay
committed to his audience.
- Remi Aluko
He is also known as Ajela. What is interesting about him is that he was
born a Christian. Nevertheless, he still managed to make a name for
himself in the sphere of Fuji music. Moreover, he has become one of the
leading stars. His songs aren’t considered the best, but they still
attract lots of followers. Besides, he likes giving a Fuji touch to the
- Abass Akande Obesere
He is often called the wittiest of all. He’s popular for the daring acts
and controversial status. Once he was even wearing female attires. His
music differs from the one of the other Fuji performers. He’s created a
world of his own. However, it’s still given him fortune and fame.
- Shefiu Alao
He might be called the king of Ogun State, as there are lots of his fans
there. Besides, there exists a musical palace in the centre of
Abeokuta. He calls himself Omo Oko, which means “the local boy”.
However, his talent and abilities have made him prominent and unique.
- Muri Thunder
He came from slums. But as many others, he has reached fame and respect. He shares many fans with other musicians of the style.
- Sulaimon Atawewe
This performer’s currently on top. You can see him in shows. Besides,
every year he churns out several albums, which is quite impressive.
These are top 10 Fuji musicians in Nigeria.You
should understand, that there are even more of them in the country and
abroad (just remember that the style may carry various names in
Music is an essential part of people’s life in Nigeria and in the
world. There exist various genres and more and more of them are being
created every day.