For the lovers of Fuji music in Nigeria, various arguments like who is the richest Fuji musician has been erupting now and then. It has caused lots of controversies for some time now. From some years now, a number of Fuji musicians like Abass Obesere, K1 the Ultimate, Saheed Osupa and Alabi Pasuma have continued to grow in fame and wealth as well. To provide and answer to the numerous questions asked by Fuji lovers, this post will reveal to you the top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria with their net worth as at 2018.
Before delving in to the list of top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria 2018, let me first take you on a ride, revealing to you the originator of Fuji music, the development of Fuji music, and how it has transformed into it modernised version. It is also important for you to know that the genre of Fuji music most people play these days is quite different from the earliest Fuji style.
Origin and Development of Fuji Music
Fuji, when viewed from all angle, is seen as a musical ideology which comprise several other music genres like; highlife, apala, gudugudu, juju, aro, sakara, and afro. Fuji music has attracted lots of attention amongst the Nigerians, most especially people from the south western part of the country. Since its introduction around the 70’s, so many Nigerians have spent a good amount of their money to buy Fuji records and albums.
Though most Nigerians do not really have an idea of what the word “Fuji” means, the genre of music has made waves across Nigeria and even outside the nation. A good amount of facts have confirmed that Fuji music is one of the trending music genres in some other west African countries like Togo, Benin Republic, Cote d’Ivoire etc.
However, during its inception in the 70’s, Fuji musicians did not really make a good amount of money from this music genre. Around that period, the greatest Fuji musician in Nigeria was late Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, who is unarguably the pioneer of the Fuji phenomenon, as the leading Fuji musician in Nigeria.
Currently, Fuji music and albums have become a great driving force that rolls in some good amount of money in the Nigerian music industry. Nowadays, it is not seen as an old fashioned genre, because you will see some amount of Nigerian youths (especially the Yorubas) enjoying the rhythm and lyrics of Fuji music. If you visit the commercial motor parks in south-western Nigeria, don’t be surprised to witness the dominance of the sound of Fuji music everywhere. This is to let you know that Hip-Hop is not only the type of music that Nigerians love listening to.
By this time, you should already be aware that the population of Fuji musicians is mostly dominated by the Yorubas. So let us move to the main purpose of this post, which is to reveal to you the top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria 2018. You will also get to see their full names and net worth.
Top 10 Richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria 2018 and Their Net Worth
Below is the full list of the top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria currently, with their respective net worth.
Ayinde Wasiu Marshal (K1 The Ultimate)
Ayinde Wasiu Marshal, popularly known as K1 The Ultimate, is for sure one of the greatest personalities when it comes to Fuji music in Nigeria. He actually tops the list of richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria which actually means he is the richest Fuji musician in Nigeria. Ayinde Marshal was born in the year 1957 in the south western region of Nigeria. He has remained a prominent figure in the music industry for quite some years now, and having crossed a milestone of 50 albums, he is one of the longest serving Fuji musician in Nigeria. The current net worth of Wasiu Ayinde Marshal is nothing less than 750 million Naira.
Abass Akande Obesere
With a huge net worth of about 500 million Naira, Abass Akande Obesere certainly hold the second spot of the list of top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria. He actually stated singing at a very tender age, and currently, he has released numerous Fuji albums such as; Effissy, Obaadan, Omorapala, Asakasa and so on.
Wasiu Alabu Pasuma
Popularly known as “Pasuma Wonder”, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma is one of the richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria that is enjoying the great wealth the genre of music have to offer. He has been tagged with lots of nicknames such as “Oga nla”, “Ijoba Fuji” and so on. Since his introduction into fame with his 1995 album titled “Orobokibo”, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma has continued to accumulate some amount of wealth for himself, his net worth is believed to be about 455 million Naira.
Saheed Osupa sits comfortably on the 4th spot in the top 10 list of richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria 2018. His home town can be traced to the ancient city of Ibadan. He started his music career in the year 1983, and since then, has released a total of 20 albums. His current net worth is estimated to be about 450 million Naira.
This is another popular figure in the Nigerian Fuji music industry. Adewale Ayuba was once upon a time, a Glo ambassador, and he has made a good amount of money from his unique Fuji music style. As reports have it, the current net worth of Adewale Ayuba is about 400 million Naira.
Sule Alao Malaika
Sule Alao Malaika , popularly known as “Malaika” has taken his musical shows and concerts outside the shores f Nigeria. He has gathered some good amount of money from shows performed in foreign countries. He is believed to have an estimated net worth of about 300 million Naira.
Shefio Alao is a renowned Fuji musician which a large fan base from Ogun state. He actually made waves with his sensible and meaningful songs. As a result of his sensible style of music, lots of Fuji loves in Nigeria have rated him as the best Fuji musician in Nigeria at the moment. He have an estimated net worth valued at 200 million Naira.
Muri Thunder holds the 8th position in the list of top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria. He actually came from the ghetto area in Lagos, and now have risen to become one of the prominent and richest Fuji musician in Nigeria. Muri Thunder actually claimed that late Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister is his role model, as he electrified his passion for Fuji music. Muri Thunder has an estimated net worth of about 100 million Naira.
Taiye Currency is another trending star in the contemporary Fuji music arena. His fan base is located most in Oyo state, but there has been an expansion outside Ibadan. Taiye Currency has an estimated net worth of about 85 million Naira.
Yemi Aluko is the last in this current list of top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria 2018. He is seen as a very talented Fuji musician whose style fits the penchant of many commercial bus drivers, conductors, and the street at large. His net worth is estimated to be about 55 million Naira.