Many Nigerians are hooked on K1’s music. They just can’t do without it. He is the No 1 artiste of choice for parties and the queue is long. These days celebrities wait on him to give them dates for their events and they are ready to wait for weeks for him to give them an appropriate day. They are also willing to pay any amount he tells them to pay. Not only that, they play his music on their Facebook pages.
As year 2020 rounded off King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal has remained the No 1 musician for the rich and high and mighty.
While few other artistes are groaning under the harsh realities of the badly hit economy, Fuji Lord, K1 is cleaning out. And he has retained his position as the most sought-after artist in year 2020. He is one of the musicians who raked in millions in year 2020, despite the recession.
This living legend who has not just been able to break the barrier between Fuji music and the rich elites who rarely listened to Fuji music years back also made another huge blockbuster in 2020. It is the popular lyrics “Ade Ori Okin”. This track was released during the first quarter of the year and it enjoyed massive acceptance even during Covid-19 in April. Many who had their birthdays use it as a track to praise God for it fairness to them.
Even more of elites, embraced the lyrics more and this opened many doors of achievement for the Fuji King. This music “Ade-ori okin” also made k1 the number one choice of the rich elites. Believe it or not, the rich elites rarely listen to fuji music except it is K1. “Bobo” as he is fondly called was the choice of rich Nigerians in the year 2020 who didn’t only pay handsomely to have him and his band at their events, they have also made him their official musician year in year out.
Permit us to tell you that K1 is not just the choice of South-West rich; do you know he also performs nationwide? To say that K1 is rich is an understatement. He is rich in everything. He is rich in music, rich in exposure, rich in fortunes, rich in wealth, and rich in family values.
What does it take to have K1 at one‘s event? Citypeople investigation reveals that a K1 charge varies from 5 million and above. Do you also know that he sometimes turns down some shows? Yes he does and this is because he doesn’t believe money is everything. He will rather prefer to perform for a man with integrity for free than play for a notorious rogue who is paying big. He is a massive brand. Some rich elites even have to shift their events to accommodate his tight schedule. Though he calls it grace “Anu Morigba” but there is no doubt that his talent mixed with humility has paid off. There is no rivalry whatsoever as he is clearly the Godfather of Fuji music. His patronage is huge as he works year-round.
Kwam 1 one performances for 2020 was over 500 shows and this is authoritative. Let’s fill you in on some of the A-list shows that top Nigerian elites made K1 their choice. It is no longer news that he was the first Fuji musician to perform for Aishat Buhari, wife of the President of Nigeria, Mohammed Buhari. He also performed at private shows which are always done by super-rich Nigeria big boys. He was the one at Alhaja Taofeekat Babayemi, the rich Ibadan millionaires chieftaincy title. He has performed for Ooni of Ife 2 times this year. He was in Ibadan for Onimalus’ daughter’s wedding. Oba Osolo turned 60 and had him on the bandstand. He was at King Saheed Elegushi’s elder brother, Asiwa Anofi Elegushi 50th birthday. He was at Oba Oloja of Epe, Oba Kamoru Animashun’s wife, Olori Adunni 70th. He was at Ijebu millionaire, Apawpaw Wedding. That wedding made Lagos standstill. We can go on and on
In an interview which was granted by this living legend to Sahara Tv, he reveals that he performs a minimum of 15 shows per month and sometimes it is more than 15 shows. His words were “ I do a minimum of 15 shows a month. Sometimes we perform nonstop. People do all sorts of things, sometimes people call us and say we are doing a private in –house party and we want you to come and perform abroad. Can you give me the time and charges? “I have over 82 albums in the over 40 years of my music career”, he revealed