Popular Fuji icon, Abass Akande Obesere, fondly called Vice Chancellor of Entertainment, reacted to a statement credited to Wasiu Ayinde, popularly known as K1.
Ayinde, during a tv programme recently, was quoted to have said that the late Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister was not the originator, in essence trying to establish that he made Fuji more pronounced.
The statement created buzz on various social media platforms with some abusing Wasiu and others praising him.
Meanwhile, Obesere when asked about his comment on the matter, said Ayinde goofed by not recognising the fact that the late Barrister is still known as Mr Fuji.
He, however, noted that his contemporaries like Alh. Kollington Ayinde also did a lot in contributing to the acceptance of Fuji music before their generation tore it over.
“He cannot rubbish the great works of the late Alhaji Barrister. He is just imagining himself in Barrister’s shoes. If you don’t know something, you find out. As the Yorubas say, if a child does not meet history, he will definitely be told legends.”
“Even Alhaji Kollington sang that calling oneself the originator is not the issue but God’s blessings over their music careers. So, who is he not to recognise that,” he queried.
Reacting to the development, Ayinde, through his Instagram account, said he is not dragging any issue with anyone. “I am not dragging any issue with anyone. What I do not agree with is the notion that Fuji Music derived its name from Fuji Island or mountain. Fuji got its name from the words and sayings of our forefathers Kini Fuji e or Olowo lon se Fuja, and so on.”