Among students of higher institutions especially in the Southwest axis, Funmi Ayinke Waheed Adekojo is a household name. Thousands have benefited from her support and many more are still benefiting.
Her philanthropic works also include helping widows and single mothers many of who she empowered either by providing equipment for small businesses or cash to start something worthwhile. Through her Funmi Ayinke Humanity Foundation, FHF, she has been touching lives and continues to.
Only a few days ago, she came to the aide of school kids in ONDO State by providing exercise books for thousands of students in Akoko area of the state, to the joy of parents and traditional rulers in the area.
The female Engineer, who is a mother herself will always tell you she is what she is today because her husband has been there for her. A Fellow of the prestigious Nigeria Society of Engineers, FNSE, she also holds fellowships of many other local and International organizations such as Nigeria Institute of Mechanical Engineers, FNIMechE, Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants FIMC, Fellow, International Management Specialists UK, FIMS. She also holds two honourary doctorate degrees from reputable Universities.
Her engineering company is reputed to be one of the most reliable with government and private sector clients.
Despite all these successes, she has also ventured into music. It was gathered that the music stint came as inspirations from God hence the type of songs she sings.
She started out as musician last year and her second single, I Will Make it, is already making waves in radio Stations in Lagos and Abuja. A few days ago she received nomination for Inspirational Song of the Year as well as Songwriter of the Year from organisers of West Africa Gospel Music Awards.
She writes all her songs herself and she has confided in friends that she has an avalanche of songs already written.
The musical video on her latest work, speaks for itself.
YABATECH STARTS MUSIC CERTIFICATES COURSES
One of Nigeria’s foremost institutions of learning, the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) has decided to meet the yearnings of many Nigerian youths by introducing the first of its kind music certificate courses.
The program which is the brain-child of YABATECH Consult Limited an entity of Yaba College of Technology in collaboration with Diamond Well Integrated Concepts Limited will be offering Basic Certificate in the following courses;
Music Production and Engineering
This three months program is structured to address the pressing demand for courses that will solve problems ravaging Nigeria booming music industry in terms of Production and Engineering, Law and Business.
The program will also help tilt the exuberance of many Nigerian youths towards creative and marketable music.
For more information, visit our website (http://yabatech.edu.ng/music)
Fuji Musicians With The Most Fan Base
Fújì is a popular Nigerian musical genre. It arose from the improvisational wéré music, also known as ajísari meaning “waking up for sari”.
The genre began as a modification of a traditional Islamic style of music used to wake Muslims up during the Ramadan fast in Nigeria.
Ayinde Barrister is known as the originator of Fuji music.
Below is a list of Fuji musicians with the most fan base:
Pasuma or Oganla 1 is a film actor, Fuji musician, Songwriter, actor and philanthropist.
As a teen, Pasuma loved listening to King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall (KWAM 1) album ‘Talazo’ and he claims that the album inspired his decision to become a Fuji musician.
The 53-year-old Mushin, Lagos born has 614k and 19.8k followers on his Instagram (verified) and Twitter pages respectively.
King Saheed Osupa (K.S.O) is a Fuji musician, film actor and Hip Fuji creator.
Saheed Osupa started music professionally as a teenager in 1983. In 2008, he was declared the “King of Fuji Music” by Ayinde Barrister.
The 51-year-old Ajegunle, Lagos born has 439k and 8.1k followers on his Instagram (verified) and Twitter pages respectively.
Sulaimon Alao Adekunle better known as Ks1 Malaika is a songwriter, singer and performer.
He started playing and performing music from an early age in a quranic school in the suburb of Lagos known as Agege.
The 48-year-old has 275k and 12k followers on his Instagram (verified) and Twitter pages respectively.
K1 DE ULTIMATE
King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (K1 De ultimate) or K1 popularised a brand of the Fuji genre based on the work of the Fuji creator Ayinde Barrister known as Talazo Fuji that appeals to all age groups, irrespective of tribe and background.
The 64-year-old Lagos born has 275k and 1,316k followers on his Instagram (verified) and Twitter pages respectively.
Abass Akande Obesere, also known as Omo Rapala or Papa Tosibe forced his way into the limelight through his unusual music style and slangs usage that throws his fans into frenzy.
His song “Egungun be careful” which trended in 2020 was actually a remix of one of his old songs.
The 56-year-old Ibadan born has 177k and 10.1k followers on his Instagram (verified) and Twitter pages respectively.
Popularly known as Queen Salawa Abeni, she began her professional career when she released her debut album titled: “Late General Murtala Ramat Mohammed,” in 1976, on Leader Records. It became the first recording by a female artist in Yoruba Songs to sell over a million copies in Nigeria.
The 59-year-old, Epe, Lagos born has 125k and 836 followers on her Instagram (verified) and Twitter pages respectively This according to THE NATION
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