King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (Kwam 1) has plenty to say in contrast to Sikiru Ayinde Barrister’s (SAB) view on the history and development of Fuji music.
The legendary musician says SAB should conduct more research to avoid misidentifying the origin of something as old as Fuji music.
See all he said:
“The truth is I am not dragging any issue with anyone. What I do not agree with is the notion that “FUJI MUSIC” derived its name from Fuji island or mountain. FUJI got its name from the words and sayings of our forefathers “Kini Fuji e or Olowo lon se Fuja” and so on.
“My late Mentor Late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister did well with all contributions he made to the development of music in general and not only Fuji Music. He is a blessing and he devoted his entire life to the development of Fuji, both at home and abroad. Truly, he is a force to be reckoned with and I acknowledge all his labour.”
“SAB is the man God Almighty used to turn things around for the good blessing we enjoy today. But this does not shut our mouth when no foundational name or clear cut identifying name is proclaimed on something I know and partake in.”
“FUJI stems from Ajiwere and Ajisari which dates back to ages long before many of us including my late mentor SAB. Many names have passed through this genre, some dead while some were still very much alive. If the same story was corroborated or asserted by many, including my mentor by singing “Were loo dii Fuji” we have many reasons to always feel joy as our foundation dates back to ages behind us.”
“Please endeavor to do research well enough and not just believe the word of one person or people on either side.”
“Research will help unravel many things we may have left undiscussed for many years.”
Wow, we just leant something…
Written by Clement Oluwasegun