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TOP 10 RICHEST FUJI MUSICIANS IN NIGERIA AND THEIR NET WORTH 2018

TOP 10 RICHEST FUJI MUSICIANS IN NIGERIA AND THEIR NET WORTH 2018

Discussions about the richest Nigerian Fuji musician are believed to have sparked controversy amongst ardent lovers of Fuji music. Over the years, a number of Fuji musicians, including the likes of K1 The Ultimate, Abass Obesere, Alabi Pasuma and Saheed Osupa, have continued to grow in prominence and immense wealth. This, as practically observed, has thrown numerous Fuji fans into confusion regarding Nigeria’s current richest musician in the Fuji arena. { TOP 10 RICHEST FUJI MUSICIANS IN NIGERIA AND THEIR NET WORTH }

As this post is aimed at finding solution to this controversy, we first have to take a quick glance at the evolution of Fuji, its originator, its development and how it has transformed into a modernized version. Meanwhile, never be surprised that the genre of Fuji most people listen to these days is quite distinct from the earliest Fuji style.

Fuji, in its entirety, is viewed as a musical ideology that combines several genres including highlife, gudugudu, Apala, Aro, juju, Sakara and Afro. Fuji music has continually received great attention from lots of Nigerians –most especially the South-Westerners. Since it came into being around the 1970’s or so, many Nigerians have persisted in spending a fair portion of their naira on Fuji records and albums. Though some Nigerians do not really understand what is meant by Fuji, Fuji music has swirled across Nigeria and even beyond its boundaries. And without doubts, facts have confirmed it that Fuji music is one of the trending music genres in some West African countries inclusive of Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, etc.

However popular it was even at its inception around the 70’s, Fuji musicians didn’t really make huge sums from it. During that era, Nigeria had late Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, who is arguably the pioneer of the Fuji phenomenon, as the leading Fuji musician.

Fortunately, Fuji records and albums have become driving forces rolling in huge returns within the contemporary music industry. Nowadays, it isn’t considered old-fashioned when you see quite a few Nigerian youths (especially in the South West) gyrating and cavorting to the rhythm of blaring Fuji music. If you visit some commercial motor parks in the South-West, don’t be surprised to observe that Fuji is very dominant over there. And that is to tell you that Hip-Hop is not only the dominant Nigerian music genre.

Since the best part of Fuji musicians are Yoruba indigenes, it isn’t bizarre that the population of Fuji aficionados is greatly dominated by the Yoruba’s.

Straight to the core of our discussion herein, stay glued to this post as you’re gradually presented the names of Nigeria’s richest Fuji musicians.

TOP 10 RICHEST FUJI MUSICIANS IN NIGERIA AND THEIR NET WORTH 2018

1. Ayinde Wasiu Marshal

Here is one of the greatest personalities in the Fuji industry. K1 The Ultimate, as popularly dubbed by his fans, was born in 1957 in one of Nigeria’s South-Western States. Ayinde Wasiu has remained a prominent figure in the industry for so long a time and without any prejudice, he currently claims the top spot of Nigeria’s richest Fuji musicians. Having crossed a milestone of 50 albums, K1 The Ultimate is believed to be one of Nigeria’s longest-serving Fuji stars. Based on his net worth, Ayinde Wasiu has bagged whopping sums of money through his constant musical shows for many reputable Nigerians ranging from politicians, businessmen, etc. As God would have it, reports claim the legendary Fuji star is worth nothing less than N750 million.

2. Abass Akande Obesere

With the mouthwatering net worth of N500 million, Abass Akande Obesere certainly sits in the second spot of Nigeria’s richest Fuji artistes. Believed to have begun singing at a very tender age, Obesere has remained the originator of numerous Fuji albums including Effissy, Obaadan, well-known Egungun Be Careful, Omorapala, Asakasa amongst others.

Obesere is perceived as a Fuji star who mingles lots of vulgar words with his musical messages. In spite of this, numerous Nigerians have greatly responded to his music with much receptiveness.

Richest Fuji Musicians In Nigeria

Richest Fuji Musicians In Nigeria 2018

3. Wasiu Alabi Pasuma

“Pasuma Wonder!’’ (as many would love to chant his name). Wasiu Alabi Pasuma is one of the chief Fuji artistes currently gobbling up the massive wealth Fuji has to offer. He has been associated with several nicknames which he himself proclaims he bears. Meanwhile, many of his fans call him `”Oga Nla’’, “Ijoba Fuji’’, and the likes.

Since he rose into prominence with his 1995 album titled “Orobokibo’’, Pasuma has continued to amass great recognition and wealth for himself. With respect to this, he is believed to be worth N455 million.

4. Saheed Osupa

His fans chant “Oba Nla’’ when they discern his presence. Sitting comfortably in the 4th spot of the richest Nigerian Fuji stars is Saheed Osupa whose hometown could be traced to Ibadan. Having begun his music career in 1983, Saheed Osupa has beautified his music gallery with a total of 20 albums.

The self-acclaimed “Olufimo 1’’ is really making waves with his sensitive music genre and is believed to have rendered his professional service to dignitaries including politicians, Oba’s, chieftains, etc. Currently, he has acquired the net worth of N450 million.

5. Adewale Ayuba

As he features amongst the richest Nigerian Fuji stars, Adewale Ayuba was once a Glo ambassador and has made his unique fashion of singing a very essential source of wealth. As reports have it, his net worth currently hangs around N400 million.

6. Sule Alao Malaika

With the net worth of N300 million, Sule Alao –popularly nicknamed Malaika –has successfully taken his musical shows beyond Nigeria. Meanwhile, he has gathered lots of money from shows performed in foreign countries.

7. Shefiu Alao

A renowned Fuji star who has been greatly acclaimed by his supporters in Ogun State, Shefiu Alao makes waves with his sensitive and meaningful songs. In appreciation of his sensitive musical ideology, lots of Nigerians have chosen him as their best musician. At the moment, his net worth is valued at N200 million.

8. Muri Thunder

With the net worth of N100 million, Muri Thunder takes the 8th position on the list. Having risen from a Lagos ghetto to become one of Nigeria’s prominent and rich musicians, Muri Thunder is reported to have named late Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister as the role model who electrified his passion for Fuji music.

9. Taiye Currency

Having beautified his wealth base with a total of N85 million, Taye Currency marks another trending star in the contemporary Fuji arena. With Oyo State being the heart of his fan base, the star musician has continued to extend his populous fan base within and outside Ibadan.

10. Remi Aluko

Finally on the list, Remi Aluko features in the 10th position with the net worth of N55 million. He is viewed as a talented musician whose style accurately conforms to the penchants of many commercial bus drivers, conductors and street people.

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Updated: February 22, 2018 — 12:19 am

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