described fuji music as a genre for touts and that perception has
existed for a long time. People called it street music, some others
called it gutter music but I call it good music. I have not allowed it
to affect me or my career.
have a better understanding of fuji music. I would not say his efforts
did not yield much because he did everything to ensure that fuji music
becomes the kind of music everybody would love to be identified with.
artistes who are considered the elite in the music industry. People
believe they are the posh and educated among artistes. I infused hip-hop
into fuji music. I have also worked with several hip-hop artistes. They
feature me in their songs and I feature them in mine as well. So far,
the reception has been good. Because of that, people now began to see
fuji music in another light. Today, I can say that I am one of the
artistes who have given a new meaning to fuji music.
area boys listened to fuji music. Now, even people in the corporate
sector listen to fuji. After work, you see them with their suits and
ties, dancing to fuji music. That is how far the genre has come. It is
no longer a genre for illiterates; people with master’s and doctorate
degrees attend our shows. In fact, because we now have well-educated
people patronising us, there is a reduction in the number of area boys
who appreciate fuji music.
find it among hip-hop artistes; for instance you will find rivalry
between Wizkid and Davido. It is something that is bound to happen and
you cannot run away from it. The reason why people think that rivalry is
more pronounced among fuji artistes is because of the abusive words
that make up the lyrics of our songs. In spite of all, I have done a lot
of collaborations with other fuji artistes. Unless you do not want me
on your album, I will cheerfully accept to work with you.
aspect, it is also a marketing strategy. If an artiste hurls insults at
you and you ignore him, people will not buy your album. It is when you
reply him that people would rush to buy your album because they want to
hear what you have to say. That has been the tradition of the industry
for a long time.
that people would notice me. As a fuji artiste, you just have to be
creative or else you would become irrelevant. You need people to talk
about you and your music. These slangs have meanings and it is just a
way of putting words in people’s mouths.
is a caucus founded by KWAM1. Even though he is somebody I respect, I
do not belong to the caucus any longer. I created my own caucus.
the late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister. He pulled out of that caucus in order
to found his own. As you can see, my decision to pull out of KWAM1’s
caucus, is not a sign of disrespect. He is still my senior colleague and
he was already doing music before I joined the industry. I respect him a
lot. What I did was to create a caucus for my own people.
six years. I started with them in 2008 and I was with them up until
2014.The company is in a better position to make known the reasons why I
was dropped. As it is now, my contract with Glo has expired. I am no
longer with them and any other company is free to endorse me.
wedlock. I am married to my children and I am happy with them. That does
not erase the fact that I may decide to get married tomorrow.
Lord. She has to be educated and homely. If I find a woman who has all
these qualities and a few extras, you would be the first to know.
womanise. I just do my thing and I love being in my house watching TV. I
love sports and I am an Arsenal fan. That is the way I relax.
but because this is how God wanted it, I became a musician. I don’t
regret doing music because it has made me popular. If I had become a
lawyer, I don’t think I would have been this famous.
is going to happen tomorrow. If I end up becoming a politician, I will
shape the lives of Nigerians the way I have used my music to do same.
wake up happy, I know what to wear and if I wake up feeling moody, I
also know what to wear. I thank God that I have never woken up feeling