Monday, April 03, 2017

7 Things We Learnt from Elder Dayo Odeyemi's Press Release Which Accuses K1 De Ultimate of Disrespect among Others.


Triggered primarily by double premises of which the first was a statement credited to K1 De Ultimate that late Fuji Icon, Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister was not the originator of the genre.

Second, he was also said to have made pronouncement that he was the sole financier of the burial ceremony of the late Fuji music maestro.

So the said press release was to a large extent advisory in intent and purpose; but it equally helps to put the records straight at least in the case of the second accusation above.

To those familiar with happenings in the house of Fuji music genre for some time now, the press release by Elder Dayo Odeyemi, an aide of the late musician Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister did not come as a surprise.
In fact, it was long in coming.

Historically, there has been a long running contestation among Fuji musicians and their lovers as to who founded Fuji music genre.

Opinions till today as ever are sharply divided over the matter.

But like the proverbial wind that blows revealing the hidden anus of the poultry then comes the press release of April 2, 2017.

On the route to this cautionary press statement, two schools of thoughts had remarkably emerged.

While a school of thought had long bought into the sentiments that the originator of Fuji music was Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister who up until his death seems to have outsmarted others by self styling himself 'MR FUJI' as a source indicator to the chagrin of some which include another frontline Fuji act, Alhaji Kollington Ayinla.

Another school, however, contend that the honour may after all belongs to someone else or to no one at all because way back there must have been many musicians who champion the cause of Fuji music.

But K1 De Ultimate in a swift and bold move not long ago tried to set the record straight by rolling out a long list of Fuji musicians he thought should have a share of the honour when the topic of who founded the genre comes up.

The record in question was indeed a masterpiece.

While K1 De Ultimate may not have encounter history he indeed encountered myth; and myths they use to say is the father of history.

But like anything of note said it polarizes and frazzled not a few who believed his action was nothing short of backstabbing his master, late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister.

Though the press release did not say categorically who was the founder of Fuji music genre, it did however successful shed more light on other facts surrounding K1 De Ultimate himself and the burial of his late master vis a vis promises made to him while on the sick bed and to his family which were never fulfilled.

Thanks to the press release, we now know in addition to what we already know:

* That Fuji music was already seven years old when K1 De Ultimate joined Sikiru Ayinde Barrister Music Organization in 1974.

* That K1 De Ultimate was a secondary school dropout from Ansar Udeen High School, Ijebu Isiwo, before joining the late Fuji icon's band as a packer.

* That as at 1974, Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister had released 19 solid studio records.

* That the title of his first album was Waya Rabi and was released in 1967.

* That it was the Lagos State Government under Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) which paid for the burial ceremony of the late Fuji icon.

* That K1 De Ultimate only visited the sick music star once while on admission at the Havana hospital in Lagos.

* That it was Alhaji Buhari Oloto and not K1 De Ultimate who headed the burial committee set up by the Lagos State Government.





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