K1 De Ultimate Biography, Achievements, Songs, Awards & Net Worth

K1 De Ultimate Biography, Real Age, Wife, Children, Achievements, Songs, Awards & Net Worth

K1 De Ultimate (born Wasiu Olasunkanmi Ayinde Marshal, 3rd March 1957), is a Nigerian Fuji musician. He interpreted a brand of the fuji genre based on the work of the fuji creator Ayinde Barrister known as Talazo fuji that appeals to all age groups, irrespective of tribe and background.

K1 De Ultimate Background

The King of Fuji Music: Olasunkanmi Ayinde Marshal popularly known as K1 De Ultimate discovered his love for music when he was age 8. His parents initially opposed but he continued to pursue his passion and by the time he was 15 he had won various local musical competitions.

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He later became member of Ayinde Barrister’s band, the Supreme Fuji Commanders from 1975 to 1978 after formerly serving under him as instrument packer. He also adopted the name of Ayinde into his name after seeking the permission and blessing of his master Ayinde Barrister. He released his first album titled “Iba” with the special track ‘Abode Mecca’ in 1980, and thereafter, his most successful album “Talazo ’84” in 1984.

K1 De Ultimate Achievements, Music Career & Tours

K1 De Ultimate began his global tour between North America and Europe in 1986 and performed at Hammersmith Town Hall in 1987 and was followed by New York City, United States with full Talazo Band on September 28th 1990, London Yuppie 1 & 2 Nights 1991/92, European Tour 1995, Berlin 1997, North America (USA & Canada ’98), Canada 2000, and USA Tour 2003. He has continued nonstop touring annually since. In 1995 he delivered the first Fuji performance ever at WOMAD Festival. He is also the only Fuji musician to perform at Troxy, WOMEX and SOB’s.

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K1 De Ultimate Awards

The King of fuji music has over the years of his career won numerous awards both home and abroad in appreciate for his work and the energetic entertainment her brings to the stage amongst which are:

  • Badabarawu of Ogijo – 1985
  • Ekerin Amuludun of Ibadanland – 1986
  • Golden Mercury of Africa Title – 1986
  • Honoris Causa of Music at Saint John University Bakersfield California USA – 1989
  • King of Fuji, (Oluaye Fuji Music) at NTA Ibadan – 1993
  • The Oluomo of Lagos – 1999
  • The Headies Hall of Fame – 2013
  • City People Lifetime Achievement Award – 2014
  • Mayegun of Oyo Kingdom – 2020
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K1 De Ultimate Top Songs

  • Solo Makinde
  • Ilekun Ayo
  • Ade Ori Okin
  • Awade

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