Fuji is a brand of music that is heavily rhythmical and we update the list of richest fuji musicians in Nigeria in 2020. The music, which has become part of the Yoruba culture, has become well known around the world. While the music is highly danceable to its use of drums, guitars and pianos, Fuji Music has over the years been known to make sense. Many famous musicians have been known to imbibe Yoruba proverbs in their music, and they have used the music to spread pan Yoruba activism and a sense of pride in your identity as a Yoruba person.
It is therefore no surprise at all that fuji music has been very popular in Yoruba land, as well as among Yoruba populations in diaspora. With that popularity comes money, and that is why we are writing this post; to highlight the top ten richest fuji musicians. We want to know those whose brands have sold the most, and who have been able to make money worth talking about.
Top 10 Richest Fuji Musicians In Nigeria 2020
- 1. Ayinde Wasiu Mashal (K1 De Ultimate)
Ayinde Wasiu Mashal or K1 De Ultimate is the biggest star in Fuji Music, and an entertainment luminary in the whole of Nigeria. This man has outlasted his peers, and still continues to be relevant even today. It is a mark of accomplishment, of reaching the pinnacle of success to have K1 the Ultimate perform at your event and sing your praises. Once a person is able to pull this off, he will not be forgotten in a hurry.
K1 De Ultimate has released over 50 albums, although it must be said that not all of them are studio albums. K1, much like Fela Anikulapo Kuti seems to prefer releasing his songs at shows and events, however, to maximize the monies generated by such performances, they are recorded as done live, and sold as live recored albums. He is still packed with ideas and willing to outdo himself. He is a politically influencial person, as all the big politicians of western Nigeria, want him to play at their events. His net worth is estimated at around N850 million making him the richest fuji musician in Nigeria; and he used to be called Oluaye of Fuji. However, he dropped the name out of respect for some more respected figures.
2. Pasuma Wonder
Pasuma has a unique voice, and his kind of music is dynamic, he is known to reinvent himself as many times as necessary to reach new audiences and break new ground. He is talented and passionate about music , and he is very handsome. Thanks to his dynamism, he has collaborated with many hip- hop artistes in Nigeria to make a kind of mixed music style. Paso as he is called by his teeming fans around the world has no doubt done a great job of bringing Fuji style of music to larger audiences beyond the shores of Nigeria.
- 3. Saheed Osupa
Saheed Osupa, the third richest fuji musician in Nigeria, is a genius of music composition. He was once titled the “King of music” because his songs are always full of powerful proverbs that make his listeners argue and contemplate the meanings of his words. Saheed Osupa is a paragon of Yoruba culture, and he always praises his heritage in his music. He is a believer in sticking to what a person knows, and he has never deviated from the core fuji music that he has been doing since the inception of his career. Saidi Osupa is an accomplished musician by any standard, and his long running feud with Pasuma Wonder has no doubt been good for business.
4. Abass Akande Obesere
Abass Akande Obesere is a radical. Interestingly he went viral with his old evergreen musical line, “Egungun Be Careful” His name often been mentioned in various conflicts and scandals, including an alleged rape case. But this does not change the fact that he has great taste in music. Obesere puts the live in live band with erotic displays by half naked dancers. You would think that his music would be [popular only among miscreants, but that could not be farther from the truth. When Obesere performs you can often find many VIPs seated in a special section. Obesere has had among his Patrons Otunba Dele Momodu and the Olubadan of Ibadan.
5. Adewale Ayuba
Adewale Ayuba is a popular Fuji musician known for his deep thoughts and outstanding lyrics. One thing that stands out about Adewale Ayuba is that his tiny and melodious voice, which does not need much instruments to make it appreciable by fans and admirers. He is very versatile and dynamic and has expanded his reach by collaborating with various hip- hop and pop artistes in Nigeria. Adewale Ayuba is wealthy and comfortable; he is also into music management.
6. Sule Alao Malaika
Sule Adekunle Alao, on of the richest fuji musicians in Nigeria, who is more commonly known as Malaika is a popular Fuji musician in Nigeria, although slightly less popular than the 5 mentioned above. He is also called KS 1 the Pride, by his teeming fans, and he continues to thrill crowds with his stage performances. He too is versatile, and does a kind of fusion between Fuji and pop music. His net worth is currently estimated to be somewhere around N300 million, and he has everything it takes to make much more.
7. Shefiu Alao
Shefiu Alao who is known as Omo- Oko is an Ogun state based Fuji musician. He is by no means new school; having started his music career as far back as 1982. Since then he has never looked back. Adored by the good people of Abeokuta, he is popular, and a regular feature at the parties and events of the rich and powerful in Ogun state and environs. This prominent artist has received awards in Ghana and Austria. His net worth is estimated to be in the region of #200 Million Naira.
8. Muri Thunder
His full name is Muritala Ademola Salaudeen. Known by his stage name of Muri Thunder he is a bonafide Fuji artiste of repute. The musician has built a large fan base and is firmly established in the fuji environment. The first studio album OPTIMISM became available to the general public in 1999.
9. Taiye Currency
Taiye Akande Adebisi, who is more popularly known by his stage name Taiye Currency, is an Ibadan based Fuji musician who makes the list for his entertaining style of music which has earned him a lot of money. Despite living in Ibadan, Oyo State, he is quite frequently on stage in Lagos, as well as other major cities in Nigeria and abroad. His net worth is estimated at around N85 Million making him nineth on our list of richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria.
10. Remi Aluko
Remi Aluko who is also known as Igwe1 is a popular Fuji Musician. The artiste often uses fast rhythms, and catchy slang that attracts the attention of young listeners. Remi Aluko has produced very successful studio albums, which is quite different from what the older generation prefer to do. Remi Aluko’s fan base is growing, and barring any unforeseen occurrences it will continue to grow. Remi Aluko is versatile and dynamic and very good at fusing hip up into his music, a thing which endears him to the younger generation, making him a start not just for now but for the long run. His net worth is currently estimated at around 55 million naira.
Having gone through this list it is very clear that Fuji is a very lucrative venture, perhaps even more lucrative than mainstream hip-hop music in Nigeria today. Furthermore, the figures above a just rough estimates, it is quite possible that they have much more, or slightly less than the figures in this article. It is interesting to see how the list looks in a few years time, knowing that there is stiff competition among Fuji musicians. Thanks for reading.
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