Wasiu Olasunkanmi Adewale Ayinde Marshal (born March 3, 1957) popularly known as K1 the Ultimate, is an award winning Nigerian fuji sensation. He came to prominence for his album, Talazo ’84 in 1984. He is well known to have popularized the fuji genre of music. His song “Ade Ori Okin” went viral on the video sharing platform, Tik Tok.
|King Wasiu Ayinde|
|Birth Name:||Wasiu Olasunkanmi Adewale Ayinde Marshal|
|Also Known As:||K1 The Ultimate, Kwam 1,|
|Birth Date:||March 3, 1957|
|Birth Place:||Lagos State|
|State of Origin:||Ijebu Ode, Ogun State|
|Wife:||Emmamuella Ropo (m. 2021)|
|Net Worth:||#750,000 million|
King Wasiu Ayinde was born on March 3 1957 in Agarawu, Lagos State and originally hails from Ijebu Ode, Ogun State part of Nigeria.
K 1 the Ultimate developed interest in music at the age of 8 of which his parents opposed at first. He had continued to show passion for it and at the age of 15, he already won several local competitions. He also became a member of Ayinde Barrister’s band.
Kwam 1 released his first album “Iba” with the special track “Abode Mecca” in 1980 and also followed up with one of his most successful album, Talazo 84′ in 1984.
He delivered the first fuji performance ever at WOMAD Festival in 1995 and was able to tour between Europe and America within this period.
His song “Ade Ori Okin”, is one of the fuji song that went viral over the media while being well received by his music lovers and critics alike.
- Solo Makinde
- Omo Naija
- Majo Nisho
- Ade Ori Okin
- Esi Oro
- Talazo 84′
- Ijo Olomo
- Fuji Headline
- My Dear Mother
- The Ultimate
- Fuji Time
The fuji singer got married to his new wife, Emmanuella Ropo, in a wedding ceremony that took place at the Palace of Alake of Egbaland, on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
She has three children from her previous relationship.
KWAM 1 also have other wives who have children for him. The fact is that he has been legally married to some of these women including Yewande, who lives in Canada with her children.
Awards & Chieftancy Titles
Kwam 1 has won numerous awards which include:
- Hall of Fame at the Headies Award (2013)
- City People Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
However, some of his titles include:
- Golden Mercury of Africa title in 1986
- Ekerin Amukudun of Ibadanland in 1986
- King of Fuji at NTA Ibadan (1993)
- The Oluomo of Lagos by King Adeyinka Oyekan of Lagos in 1999
K1 the ultimate charges between N5m-N15m per show, according to Legitng. He has an estimated net worth of N750 million naira.
- Instagram: @k1deultimate