Speaks On His New Collabo With PASUMA
Oluwafemi Adedolapo Ajani popularly called Safejo Amama is one of Naija’s celebrated Fuji musicians. He has been around for quite a long time and relocated to the U.S. few years ago to give Fuji music in Diaspora a trial. The dark ,well built and good looking dude claims to be a loyal fan of popular names in the Fuji music industry like Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, Saheed Osupa and Kwam1 .As you read this, Safejo is back in town, and he is ready to hit the music industry with his sizzling hot latest singles. He recently released a collabo with Pasuma that is very much in high demand. Safejo Amama who just returned from a scheduled musical tour of the U.S. affirms that Oganla 2 title has been conferred on him by Oganla 1 (Pasuma) himself who he confirmed they share a great bond. He spoke to City People’s BUKOLA OYAWOYE about his plans amongst other issues. Excerpts:-
What are you working on as you have remained silent all this while?
I have not been silent, I was abroad doing my thing, right now I am working on an album with Alabi Pasuma and it is titled, one and two. We have just completed the audio. So as we speak we are about to start the visuals.
What inspired the title of the album One and two?
Like I said earlier, I have been out of town for a while, so when I got back I said to myself that I have a very cordial relationship with Pasuma, let me talk to him about my intentions of staging something different, preferably a collabo. And because I have not been in town for years, I intend putting my experience abroad into the music, besides, while I was away I heard a lot of rumor about myself and luckily for me, Pasuma had similar experience and we were able to rub minds and share our experiences.
So, are you back to Nigeria fully?
Yes, I have returned home finally to work more on my musical career, not that I won’t be going back to America from time to time, I will definitely go back because aside from music, I have a family in America and Nigeria respectively. So it is my duty to shuttle both countries and check them up regularly. But Nigeria is my base, because I have had cases whereby my fans who want to engage me for a show felt I have completely left the shores of Nigeria. So, that is not the way it is, I am readily available. I only need to be informed ahead of time, all I need to do is just buy my ticket, the issue of visa is out of it for me now, I have gotten all my papers and to God be the Glory, I have an American citizenship status now.
How is your fan base over there, have you been able to hold a strong fan base?
I thank God for His mercies, although there is no doubt Nigeria is the home of Fuji music, it can’t be compared to the fan base abroad, but it’s encouraging to an extent. Nigeria is the origin of Fuji music, but nonetheless it has been widely accepted abroad, because people out there like seeing something different than the regular and I am not confined to America alone, I have gone to UK and Europe as well.
What is your take on the rift between Saheed Osupa and Pasuma because all efforts made by various Channels to settle their differences have proved abortive?
I really don’t know, because I have not been around for years, but what I feel is that when two people have differences and one party refuses it to be settled, then the person must be gaining something by doing so hats my take.
You don’t care about their rift?
I think I don’t want to get involved, I already have a stigma myself, people sometimes tag me that I compose lots of abusive songs, and that I compose about rifts and all that, right now, I am only interested in doing something different. There is more to life than all these rifts, and I hope if everyone especially in this industry can think like that, then it will be the way to go. I have lots of nice compositions different from what I used to be known for.
Lots of Fuji artistes now feature hip hop artistes, should your fans expect such from you as well?
Yes, I have plans to release a track from my up coming album with Olamide and Davido and we are still working on it.
What about Islamic music?
Yes, it’s very important we channel our talent into religious projects too, I am also working with Ahmed Alawiye and Kafayat singer and other Islamic singers.
What other things should your fans expect from you?
I have staged a mega comeback and I am so sure they won’t be disappointed, I also feature some comedians in my musical video, I belong to many when it comes to music, aside from my collabo with Pasuma, I still have a major project going on, after it has been released, my personal album will also be released.