K1 De Ultimate real name is Wasiu Omogbolahan Olasunkanmi Adewale Ayinde also known as Marshal. He is an award-winning Nigerian Fuji musician. He popularized Talazo fuji, a brand of fuji that appeals to all age groups, regardless of tribe or origin, and is based on the work of fuji creator Ayinde Barrister. He is also being referred to as KWAM 1, which was coined from King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal I.
Wasiu Ayinde (K1 De Ultimate) Biography
Wasiu Omogbolahan Olasunkanmi Adewale Ayinde
K1 De Ultimate | KWAM 1 | Oluaye Fuji | Marshal
March 3rd, 1957
Lagos State, Nigeria
1988 – present
#800 million (Not yet verified)
Early Life & Education
Wasiu Ayinde was born on the 3rd of March, 1957, in the Agarawu area of Lagos Island. He hails from Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, which falls in the Southwestern part of Nigeria. His father is from Ijebu-Ode, and his mother is from Ondo State, Ilupeju. Wasiu attended his primary education and graduated from Jamatu Islamiyah Standard School in 1967. He began secondary school at The Government College in Isolo, Lagos, and later transferred to a school in Saki, Oyo State. Following his father’s tragic death in his first year, he was unable to complete his high school education.
When Wasiu Ayinde was eight years old, he realized his passion for music. His parents were first opposed, but he persisted, and by the age of 15, he had won a number of local musical competitions. His career took off when he joined Ayinde Barrister’s band, the Supreme Fuji Commanders, from 1975 until 1978, after working for years as an instrument packer for him.
After asking permission and blessing from his master, Ayinde Barrister, he also adopted the name Ayinde as his own. In 1980, he released his first album, Iba, which included the remarkable track “Abode Mecca,” and in 1984, he released his most successful album, Talazo ’84. He has numerous titles and music prizes to his credit.
In 1986, he went on a global tour between North America and Europe, and in 1987, he played at Hammersmith Town Hall. On September 28, 1990, the Talazo Band performed in New York City, United States, followed by London Yuppie 1 & 2 Nights 1991/92, European Tour 1995, Berlin 1997, North America (USA & Canada 1998), Canada 2000, and USA Tour 2003. Since then, he has continued to tour nonstop every year. He gave the first-ever Fuji performance at the WOMAD Festival in 1995. He’s also the only Fuji musician who’s played at the Troxy, WOMEX, and SOB.
On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the Fuji singer, Wasiu Ayinde married his new wife, Emmanuella Ropo, in a wedding ceremony held in the Palace of Alake of Egbaland.
Her previous marriage resulted in the birth of three children. Wasiu also has other wives who are the mothers of his children. Some of these women, including Yewande, who resides in Canada with her children, have been legally married to him. It is also rumored that Wasiu Ayinde has many wives and over 38 children
A few of Wasiu Ayinde’s songs are listed below
- 2020: Fuji The Sound Fuji Hip
- 2020: Fuji the Sound ep
- 2017: 22 Dec Fuji Ep Let Music Flow
- 2012: Instinct
- 2012: Fuji Time
- 2011: Tribute To My Mentor
- 2007: United Kingdom Ireland Tour Live
- 2007: The Truth Live
- 2006: Flavour
- 2003: Big Deal
- 2002: Gourd
- 2001: Statement
- 2001: New Lagos
- 2001: Message
- 2000: New Era
- 2000: Faze 3
- 2000: Canada live
- 1999: New Era Live United Kingdom
- 1999: Fuji Fusion (Okofaji Carnival)
- 1999: Afinni
- 1999 Benson & Hedges Loud in Lagos
- 1998: United Kingdom Live
- 1998: New York Chicago Atlanta Houston & Canada Tour Toronto Montreal live 1998
- 1997: London Hamburg Amsterdam Berlin Paris 97
- 1997: History
- 1997: Berlin Compact Disk
- 1997 Benson & Hedges
- 1996: Legacy
- 1996: Faze 2 Global Tour ’96
- 1995: Talazo Fuji Party Music Compact Disk
- 1995: Sabaka Night
- 1995: Reflection
- 1995: Oju Opon
- 1995: London Hamburg Amsterdam Berlin 95
- 1995: Fadaka Club
- 1995: Consolidation
- 1995 Womad Concert
- 1994: Consolidation live Ade Bendel
- 1993: The Ultimate
- 1991: Yuppie Night 1 & 2
- 1991: Fuji Collections
- 1991: American Tips
- 1990: Jo Fun Mi (Dance For Me)
- 1990: American Tour Live
- 1989: Siliky
- 1989: Fuji Rapping
- 1989: Achievement
- 1988: Sun – Splash
- 1988: My Dear Mother
- 1988: Fuji Headline
- 1987: Talazo In London
- 1987: Aiyé
- 1987: Adieu Awolowo
- 1986: Tiwa Dayo
- 1986: Ori
- 1986: Golden Mercury
- 1986: Erin Goke – Lecture
- 1986: Baby Je Kajo
- 1985: Talazo Disco 85
- 1985: Pomposity
- 1985: Elo-Sora
- 1984: Talazo System
- 1984: Talazo System
- 1984: Talazo ’84
- 1984: Omo Akorede
- 1984: Ise L’Ogun Ise
- 1984: Ijo olomo
- 1982: Igbalaye
- 1981: Esi Oro
- 1980: Iba
Chieftaincy and Honorary Titles
- Badabarawu of Ogijo in 1985.
- Ekerin Amuludun of Ibadanland in 1986.
- Golden Mercury of Africa Title in 1986.
- Honoris Causa of Music at Saint John University Bakersfield California USA in 1989.
- Crown as King of Fuji, (Oluaye Fuji Music) at NTA Ibadan in 1993.
- The Oluomo of Lagos by King Adeyinka Oyekan of Lagos in 1999.
- The first Mayegun of Oyo Kingdom by Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
Awards & Nomination
|2013||K1 De Ultimate||The Headies | Hall Of Fame||Won|
|2014||K1 De Ultimate||City People Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
According to many sources, Wasiu Ayinde is the richest Fuji singer in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of #800 million. He owns mansion buildings and many expensive cars. He also travels around the world a lot.
Despite being said to be an old musician, Wasiu Ayinde is widely recognized on social media more than many youth musicians most especially on Instagram. He has 343,000 followers on Instagram. His Instagram handle is written below.
Wasiu Ayinde, if not the most rated Fuji musician in Nigeria, will surely be one of the top-rated. We wish him well in all his endeavors. You can also drop a wish for him in the comment box below.