Wasiu Omogbolahan Olasunkanmi Adewale Ayinde Marshal, born March 3, 1957, better known as K1 De Ultimate, is a popular Nigerian Fuji musician. He gained prominence by popularizing a sub-genre of Fuji music called Talazo Fuji, inspired by the creations of the Fuji pioneer Ayinde Barrister. This genre has found widespread appeal across various age groups and backgrounds, transcending tribal boundaries.
|Wasiu Omogbolahan Olasunkanmi Adewale Ayinde Marshal
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Early Life and Education
Born on March 3, 1957, in Agarawu, Lagos Island, the Fuji star Wasiu Ayinde turned 65 in 2022. His father hailed from Ijebu Ode, and his mother was from Ilupeju in Ondo State.
Wasiu Ayinde started his education at The Government College in Isolo, Lagos, but due to the untimely death of his father, he couldn’t complete his studies.
The Fuji music maestro, Olasunkanmi Ayinde Marshal, known as K1 De Ultimate, discovered his musical inclination at the age of 8. Despite initial opposition from his parents, he persisted in pursuing his passion and, by the age of 15, emerged victorious in various local musical competitions.
Transitioning from being Ayinde Barrister’s instrument packer to a member of the Supreme Fuji Commanders from 1975 to 1978, K1 De Ultimate adopted the name Ayinde into his own after seeking permission and blessings from his mentor.
In 1980, he released his debut album titled “Iba,” featuring the standout track ‘Abode Mecca.’ His breakthrough came with the highly successful album “Talazo ’84” in 1984, earning him numerous titles and music awards.
Embarking on a global tour in 1986, K1 De Ultimate graced stages across North America and Europe, including noteworthy performances at Hammersmith Town Hall in 1987 and the first-ever Fuji performance at WOMAD Festival in 1995.
His relentless touring continued annually, marking significant appearances at venues like Troxy, WOMEX, and SOB’s, solidifying his status as a trailblazer in the Fuji music scene.
K1 De Ultimate Net Worth
Wasiu Ayinde who is famously known as K1 De Ultimate has a net worth of about $5 million derived from his music business.
Wasiu proudly embraces polygamy, and although the exact number of his wives is undisclosed, some are publicly known, including Shalewa, Yewande, Fathia Opeyemi Marshal, and Emmanuella Aderopo.
His union with Fathia Opeyemi, celebrated on March 3, 2018, coinciding with his 61st birthday, was a lavish event in Ijebu Ode, attended by prominent figures.
In November 2021, Wasiu entered into matrimony with his latest wife and mother of three, Emmanuella Aderopo, in a grand ceremony at the palace of the Alake of Egbaland in Abeokuta, showcasing opulence and extravagance.