Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, popularly known by his stage name as Oga NLA Fuji is one of the great fuji musicians in Nigeria. Pasuma is one of the richest and gifted Nigerian Fuji musicians of all time. He is a celebrated Fuji musician in Nigeria who has been in the entertainment scene for many years. You need no one to tell you, that, Alhaji. Pasuma is currently taking Fuji music to the world, and doing extremely well too.
One thing that is also certain about Pasuma is that he’s a leader per excellence. He is a leader who wants the best for all his followers. He is always happy seeing any of his followers growing. He has invested and still investing in many of his followers, to make them better. A sample of such kind-gesture of Alhaji Wasiu Alabi is Sarafadeen Adigun, one of his followers who has drunk from the pot of his wisdom and wealth and who has also grown to become a celebrity fuji musician and a voice to reckon with in Fuji Music industry.
At any of Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma’s party, one thing is sacrosanct, Sarafadeen Adigun must perform before him. This has generated a lot of questions and some of them are why does Pasuma always allow Sarafadeen to perform before him? Who is Sarafadeen Adigun to Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma? Are they brothers? Many of these questions were briefly answered when City People hooked up with Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma at a movie premiere in Awoyaya. According to him “ I want to showcase Sarafadeen to the world. I want the world to know him through me. I want the kings, nobles and important dignitaries that know me, that listen to my songs, that always attend my shows to know him through me. When I’m singing for the President, I want them to see him. When I’m singing for the Governors, I want them to hear him.
When I’m singing for the kings and the nobles, I want him to perform for them as well. And so far so good, God has been helping us. I always refer him to people now. If you love to invite Pasuma to your party and you can’t afford my fee, I always recommend SARAFADEEN legacy them, and they’ve never been disappointed.
“Meanwhile, it is the wish of every successful person to have someone that will rise through them. As a matter of fact, that is the prayer of many of us. I’ve always had it in mind to raise people. I plan to help many young guys that show interest in what I do. I believe that is the only legacy one can leave behind. I want to be able to stand in life and say God helped this person through me. I also want them to say God raised me through Pasuma. That is another reason why you see him sing before me at any party.
Apart from these two reasons, SARAFADEEN is also talented. He’s a very calm person and he knows what he’s doing. I can’t really remember the year he joined me, but it’s been a while. He joined me when he was very young, but look at him today, he’s married with children.
Alh. Wasiu Alabi Pasuma popularly called Pasuma AKA (Oga Nla 1). was born on the 27th of November 1967 at Mushin in Lagos State, although he is of Kwara State origin, North Central, Nigeria. he spent the best part of his childhood as a MUSHIN. Pasuma is proudly a native of Oro which is one of the largest cities in Kwara State. As it is common in the entertainment world, he has been given so many nicknames amongst them are ”Oga Nla 1’’, “Ijoba Fuji’’, “Anabi Omole’’, “Omo Iyawo Anabi’’, ” African Puff Daddy”, etc. His songs are dished out in Yoruba-oriented flavor and widely listened to by an audience dominated by the Yoruba’s, they have hit the highest point of sales in the South West – the base of the Yoruba’s in the country.
Pasuma had his primary school education at a Muslim Mission Primary School from 1973 to 1979 after which he moved to a Nigerian model high school, from 1979 to 1984 for his secondary school education. Pasuma officially started his musical career in 1984 but only had the opportunity to record his first album in 1993 which was titled, “Recognition”. He released his second studio album the following year which was 1994. That was how his journey into music started.
Pasuma Wonder’s debut album “Recognition” was released in 1993. He has worked with several recording artists, such as Bola Abimbola and King Sunny Ade, and has featured in Nigerian films such as Iyanje and Alenibare. After his second album, “Choices” a subsequent album in 1995 followed titled, “Orobokibo” which earned him an award as the best Fuji artiste at the FMA awards. He has played in several Benson and Hedges concerts from 1996 to 1998 and continues to perform in several other concerts both in Nigeria and abroad. He has released consistently over 30 studio albums, including Money Making Machine (MMM) that is topping music charts in Nigeria barely a few weeks after its release.