King of Fuji, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal is 59 years old today

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K1 began his career in music soon after his father died when he was just 13 years old. Photo: Filed
Fuji music legend, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal popularly known as K1 De Ultimate is 59 years old today, March 3, 2016.

Born Wasiu Ayinde Adewale Omogbolahan Anifowoshe on  March 3, 1957 in Agarawu, Lagos Island, K1 began his career in music soon after his father died when he was just 13 years old.
He released his first album in 1980. In 1984 he released the classic album ‘Talazo 84,’ featuring a new up-tempo and dynamic beat that was instantly dubbed the ‘Talazo System’. The album became an instant hit and Fuji music has never been the same again.

The impact of that album transformed Wasiu into a national icon, and within a few years, he had incorporated western elements into his music such as the keyboard, saxophone and guitar.
Among his many awards are FAME Musician of the Year, Best Fuji Artiste at the NMA (Nigerian Music Awards) and Best African Artiste at the WOMAD Festival in Reading 1996.

In 1994, Wasiu was crowned the King of Fuji music, and officially re-named King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal the First (KWAM 1) by the King of Oyo in Ibadan.
King Wasiu Ayinde has released over 120 records since he started singing.
Here’s wishing him happy birthday!

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