Fuji is a popular genre of music in Nigeria. Different Fuji musicians come up everyday, but there are the legendary top 5 artists that cannot be messed with in the industry.
Like contemporary mainstream musicians, these Fuji musicians have a huge, loyal following – online and offline.
Some of these Fuji artists have been at it since the 60s, others came into the industry a while later.
Here’s the list of the top 5 Fuji artists to listen to:
At one point listening to him was considered vulgar, because of his lewd, uncultured and unfiltered lyrics.
Abass Obesere is the 90s Fuji version of Terry G and Naira Marley mixed together.
One of his popular songs, Egungun be Careful, was recently remixed, featuring Zlatan.
Mp3bullet.ng would bite the bullet to state that the original version of Egungun be Careful is better than the remixed version.
4) Saheed Osupa
He was once embroiled in a huge scandal that stemmed from his colleagues hating on him for being called the king of Fuji by late Barrister.
Most disagreed with the believe that he deserved the title.
Pasuma, another top Fuji artist, has been a fierce rival of Saidi Akorede Okunola.
With songs like Respect, Saheed Osupa continues to remain a legend in the Fuji industry, proving his naysayers wrong.
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3) Remi Aluko
He created a niche for himself by changing hip-hop songs, and popular Christian songs to Fuji music.
Remi Aluko managed to snag the attention of everyone, even those who considered Fuji music as gutter music
He made a name for himself by selling Fuji to people who wouldn’t normally think of listening to songs from the genre.
2) Pasuma Wonder
Who can talk about Fuji without mentioning Pasuma‘s name more than once?
Wasiu Alabi Ajibola successfully created a pedestal for himself, getting to the top tiers of the Fuji industry, since he started performing Fuji songs in the 90s.
One of the ways he achieved this was by infusing hip-hop in his songs. This has appealed to the mainstream media, as well as hardcore Fuji fans.
Paso, has he is also called, has collaborated with a number of other Nigeian artists, outside the Fuji realm. These artists include: Eedris Abdulkareem, Ruggedman, Olamide and more.
He’s also among the Fuji artists who have an active social media presence.
1) K1 De Ultimate
King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall (KWAM) is arguably the king of Fuji.
He took the baton from late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister (father of Fuji), setting the bar high for other Fuji artists to jump over.
KWAM 1 became a brand for the genre, from the 60s until now. It’s easy to have Wasiu’s face come to mind when picturing the Fuji industry.
His song, Talazo still remains a favorite.
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