Davido, one of Nigeria’s biggest music stars, has once again taken the music industry by storm with the release of his latest album titled “Timeless.” The album, which was released on March 31, 2023, features 17 tracks that have been rocking the airwaves and topping charts globally.
Similarly, King Wasiu Ayinde, popularly known as K1, has also released a new album named “Timeless,” coming two weeks after Davido’s album hit the stores. And The Fuji album has been enjoying massive airplay since its release, showcasing the artist’s mastery of the fuji music genre.
The emergence of Davido’s “Timeless” album and King Wasiu Ayinde’s “Timeless” Fuji album is a testament to the creative ingenuity of Nigerian music. Davido’s album represents a fusion of various genres, including Afrobeat, R&B, and pop. His ability to blend these sounds seamlessly showcases his versatility as an artist and underscores his relevance in the industry. The collaborations with international artists like Angelique Kidjo, Focalistic, Dexta Daps, and Skepta are also a testament to the growing demand for Nigerian music globally.
On the other hand, King Wasiu Ayinde’s “Timeless” album is an ode to the traditional fuji genre. The album features 10 tracks, each showcasing the artist’s mastery of the genre. The success of K1 De Ultimate’s “Timeless” album is a testament to the artist’s longevity and relevance in the music industry. K1 De Ultimate has been in the music industry for over 50 years and has released over 50 albums. His ability to consistently produce quality music and stay relevant in an ever-changing industry is a testament to his talent and hard work.
The two albums may be different in Genre and Style, but they share one thing in common – their contribution to the growth of Nigerian music. They represent the diversity and richness of the music industry, showcasing the different sounds and styles that make Nigerian music thick. They also highlight the importance of collaborations, as both albums feature collaborations with other artists.
The global success of Davido’s “Timeless” album and King Wasiu Ayinde’s “Timeless” Fuji album is a reflection of the increasing demand and appreciation for Nigerian music worldwide. These albums demonstrate the growth and international recognition of Nigerian music and the role it plays in shaping the global music scene.
In conclusion, Nigerian music continues to evolve, grow, and thrive. Davido’s “Timeless” album and King Wasiu Ayinde’s “Timeless” Fuji album are significant contributors to the industry’s growth and will undoubtedly go down in history as two of the most significant albums in the Nigerian music industry. They represent the best of Nigerian music and showcase the creativity and talent of Nigerian artists.
Initially, the similarity in the title of the 2 albums generated some controversy.
The criticisms arose not only because of the similarities between the album titles but because of the timing of the release. Kwam 1’s album was released on the 14th of April while Davido’s “Timeless” album was released on the 31st of March. Reacting to this news, Davido’s fans and critics claimed the fuji musician was attempting to exploit the accolades and waves trailing his (Davido’s) new album. However, a few supporters of the fuji musician rose to his defence, as some claimed he had named the album in 2021.
City People gathered that K1’s Timeless has been in the making for almost 2 years but wasn’t released. Many of K1 posts on Instagram are pointers to the progress being made of his Timeless album. On 18th August 2022 K1 De Ultimate posted “Studio in session anticipates something new from the King.
As far back as August 23rd, 2022, K1 posted “Rounding up on the album (TIMELESS), Tribute to late Alaafin of Oyo. In August 25th, 2022, K1 posted “All to the glory of God, as the recording of the album “Timeless” is now fully concluded and hereby declare the recording session closed. Engineers can now continue working on mixing and mastering the said album. Many thanks to the members of my band for the long recording session and perseverance toward the perfection of the album. Fans across the globe should anticipate the great masterpiece from the King of Fuji music.
Also in September, on the 16th 2022, K1 posted again: “50 years on stage from the new album coming “Titled” TIMELESS. And in Nov. 13th, 2022 K1 stated clearly in his caption “Mo Gbohun Olorun mi, my new single of the TIMELESS album is available to stream on all digital platforms.
According to an insider, the story of K1’s new album TIMELESS did not just start today and it is safe to say that no one is in competition with another. Not even in the case of King of Fuji Music K1, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Marshall who everyone knows is a master of the game, having spent over 50 years successfully in the craft.
The 2 songs are doing well in the market for both parties as we speak. K1s Timeless is Ten Track offering that spans One Hundred and five (105) minutes of playtime and is published by Damjay Films & Records. The Fuji veteran is set to reach out to even more international audience.
– SUNDAY ADIGUN