Fuji music is one of the most well-known musical sub-genres in Nigeria. The genre, which evolved from ‘traditional waka’, ‘poetry’, and ‘Islamic religious songs’, has developed into the second-largest subset in the Nigerian music business, behind Afrobeat.
Wasiu Ayinde Olawale Marshal, also known as K1 De Ultimate, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, and many other individuals are products from the Fuji music sector. This article highlights the top 1- richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria. Read down and get enlightened.
Fuji Musicians in Nigeria | The Top 10 Richest
Below here is a full list of the leading 10 wealthiest Fuji musicians in Nigeria:
1. Wasiu Ayinde Olawale Marshal
Wasiu is well-known as K1 De Ultimate and is the number one richest Fuji musician in Nigeria with a cash flow of N800 million. He is regarded as the ‘King of Fuji music’ since he popularized a brand of the fuji category based on the work of Ayinde Barrister, a fuji creator.
Wasju began his musical career at the age of 8 and participated in several regional musical competitions. Also, Wasju has released several albums including his debut track ‘Abode Mecca’ in 1980, and Talazo’84 in 1984, among others.
Wasju Alabi Pasuma, fondly known as Pasuma is the second richest Fuji musician in Nigeria. Pasuma has a net worth of N600 million. He started his singing career when he was in secondary school. Pasuma released his first record titled ‘Recognition’ in 1993, among other records in subsequent years. Also, he has been featured in various movies like Alenibare and Iyanje. One of Pasuma’s best awards is the Best Indigenous Artists of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
3. Omo Rapala
Omo Rapala popularly known as Obesere is a rich Fuji musician with a net worth of N500 million. He has a long-time musical career with K1 De Ultimate and has released over 20 albums. Obesere is well-known for his slang usage and unusual music style.
4. Akorede Babatunde Okunola
Akorede has a stage name, ‘Saheed Osupa’, and is the 4th among the richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria with a net worth of N450 million. He is known as the ‘King of Fuji Music’ as stated by Ayinde Barrister and is one of the major leaders in the Fuji music genre.
Besides, Saheed started his music professionally as a teenager in 1983. He publicized his first album titled ‘Fuji Fa Disco’, among other 40 studio records.
5. Adewale Ayuba
With a growing total asset of N400 million, Adewale is the 5th richest Fuji musician in Nigeria. Adewale, the Bonsue-fuji maestro is also recognized as Mr. Johnson. He started singing at the age of 8 by singing at local musical competitions and festivals in Ogun State. Adewale launched his professional music career at the age of 17 when he released his first album ‘Ibere’ (Beginning). Then, he worked with Sony Music to record his albums. Adewale has won several awards including the Nigerian Music Awards, and the Best Fuji Album of the Year Award, among others.
6. Sulaimon Alao Malaika
Sulaimon fondly known as Ks1 Malaika is a rich Fuji musician with a net worth of N400 million. Ks1 began playing and staging music at a tender age in a Quranic school in Lagos before forming his first Fuji band in 1983. Since then, he has performed with several artists across the genres of music including Fuji.
7. Shefiu Alao
Shefiu Alao also well-known as Omo Oko falls at the 7th position on the list of the top 10 Fuji musicians in Nigeria. With a cash flow of N350 million, Shefiu began his singing career by singing Fuji on the streets without any hope of making fame and money in life. Unexpectedly, he publicized several albums like Ojumo’re, and Kandoso and has become famous as one of the greatest Fuji singers on the planet.
8. Muri Thunder
Muri Thunder with the full name ‘Muritala Ademola Salaudeen’ is a great Fuji musician in Nigeria with an estimated total asset of N200 million. Thunder started his music profession at the age of 7 while singing Islamic songs in his Arabic school. From there, Thunder switched to Fuji music and released several albums that have contributed to most of his earnings.
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9. Remi Aluko
Remi Aluko popularly known as the ‘Igwe of Fuji’ is among the top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria, with a net worth of N100 million. Aluko started his music career at the age of 15 and released his first album titled ‘Celebration’ in the year 1995. Since then, he has released great albums that have contributed to the Fuji music industry in Nigeria.
10. Taye Currency
Taye Currency also known as Alhaji Taye Akande Adebisi is a rich Fuji musician with a cash flow of N85 million. With the support of his mother, Taye started his music profession at the age of 17. He founded a band ‘Currency Band’ with his twin brother and organizer Rahmon Akilapa. Since then, Taye has become one of the greatest Fuji musicians in Nigeria.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Is the Richest Fuji Musician in Nigeria in 2022?
Wasiu Ayinde Anifowose Marshall is the richest Fuji musician in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of N800 million. Ayinde Wasiu Mashal is arguably the richest Fuji musician in Nigeria. He also ranks as the most-rated Fuji Musician in Nigeria.
Who Are the Top 4 Richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria?
Below here are the top 4 wealthiest fuji musicians in Nigeria and their net worth:
- Wasiu Alabi Pasuma – Net worth of 750 million
- Olasunkanmi Wasiu Ayinde Marshall – Net worth of 650 million
- Abass Akande Obesere – Net worth of 600 million
- Saheed Osupa – Net worth of 550 million
- Adewale Ayuba (Mr. Johnson) – Net worth of 500 million
Who is The King of Fuji in Nigeria?
Saheed Osupa is generally regarded as the King of Fuji, Olufimo, and Matagbamole in Nigeria. The renowned Fuji musical hails from Ibadan (Ayeye) in Oyo State, Nigeria. He was born on 7th August, 1969 in Ajegunle, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria. Besides Fuji Saheed Osupa also does Hip hop music.
In Nigeria, Fuji is a popular musical genre associated with the Yoruba people. It is a type of music staged to wake Muslims before dawn. Go through this article carefully to see the top 10 wealthiest Fuji musicians in Nigeria.