Late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister’s children deny suing K1 De Ultmate over Fuji history palaver
“That’s not true. And it’s nothing but a baseless rumour. Those peddling that are only trying to create unnecessary attention to themselves. How can we take K1 to court over that? Any newspaper or magazine that has published that only did that to discredit itself.”
Asked if they are on talking terms with the Oluaye of Fuji, as K1 is also referred to, Balogun said, “We’re on our own, K1 is on his own. No one is fighting anybody. So, just like I said, the story of Ayinde Barrister’s children taking him to court because he said our father didn’t create Fuji is fictitious and unfounded.”
A couple of months back, K1 De Ultimate said at a public forum organised by Nigeria Breweries, while speaking on the role of Fuji in projecting Yoruba culture beyond the shores of Nigeria, that the late accomplished musician (Barrister) didn’t create Fuji as a genre of music as he claimed till death. Not only that, the Ijebu Ode, Ogun born entertainer also faulted his late boss’ claim that he named the genre after a mountain in Japan.
The comment almost set the industry ablaze as it didn’t go down well with some Fuji artistes, addicted followers of the late Fuji icon and his children who rejected in totality the history as told by K1.