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“My late father threatens to deal with those causing trouble in the Fuji clan”

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By Dayo Badmus

Adewale Akanji Balogun, son of late Fuji maestro, Sikiru Ayinde Balogun has called on all Fuji musicians to put an end to the ongoing controversy.

The US-based Fuji artiste better known as Barry Showkey dropped this in a message, he claimed was revealed to him in a dream by his late father some days ago.

On the controversy brewing up as a result of the latest interview granted by King of Music, Saheed Osupa, to BBC News Yoruba where the Ibadan based singer said King of Fuji Music, Wasiu Ayinde lacks wisdom to lead.

Barry Showkey said, the Fuji Originator appeared to him in his dream and directed him to speak to all parties, “I am not the type that talks on issues that doesn’t concern me. I always mind my business. But, in this case, like a Yoruba adage that says “Ohun to ba Oju;,o ti ba Imu”.any issue with the eyes is a threat to the nose) An insult on any member of my family, is an insult on me personally and this is not acceptable. I would have reacted differently based on my emotions but, after the messages my Dad gave me in my dream, my perceptions changed on how to tackle the issue.

My late Dad, Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister appeared to me and ordered me to send his message to all Fuji artistes, both at home and abroad. He said the latest crisis on his daughter (Modina) should be put to end. He said he does not want to hear anyone from anywhere talk about this topic again. He said I should tell everyone that, there is more work to do as regards rescuing the hibernating future of Fuji music than dwell on non-issues.

He said I should warn any other persons planning to grant any interview to escalate the issue rather than uplifting the image of Fuji will encounter the wrath of God and pay with their career.

These are the words of my father and they now represent my views on the lingering crisis. I also want to use this opportunity to appeal to everyone to shelve their swords and embrace peace” He said.

Asked if Barrister is happy with the current role of Fuji in the Music industry in Nigeria, Barry Showkey said, “He is not happy at all. He complained bitterly about the lack of young Fuji artistes. He said, Fuji stars are produced in their early 20s.

He is not happy that, we have no stars even in their 30s. he wants everybody to work together and solve the problem. Also, he gave me a personal assignment which he said I must do. He showed me h

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Otunbajesu to release new album, ADUNBARIN in October

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Renowned gospel singer, Otunbajesu , Amb Oludele Ayominkun has set to release a new album, titled “Adunbarin” (great Companion) and the album is expected to hit the market by last Sunday in October, 2021.

The music is produced by the award winning music group, Da Spirit Music Crew. The group is known for their inspirational, spirit and soul lifting songs.

Adunbarin is a 4 track inspirational lyrical tracks, including one appreciation party mix track.

The album is a project that converge highly respected musical producers, sound engineers and notable magic hands (instrumentalists).

Over three musical marketers are on bid for this awaiting project.

Speaking on the new album, his manager Abiodun Olowokanga and Integrity News who is the official media partner to Da Spirit Music Group said all hands are on deck for the production of the new soul lifting album, stating that the project will be unveil and available in the market by the last Sunday in October.

The manger noted that the project is powered by August Plus Media.

Otunbajesu has released two albums prior to this new one which are, Alasepe, Arabaribiti and now to also release Adunbarin crooner with his Da- spirit crew.

They are strongly set to storm the gospel music world with this great album.

 

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Music star, Sound Sultan dies at 44

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Nigerian music star, Olanrewaju Abdulganiyu Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan has died of cancer at the age of 44.

He was diagnosed with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma, simplified as cancer of the throat which eventually took his life early this Sunday. Sound Sultan died at a hospital in the United States of America.

Sound Sultan was a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist.

His family released a statement to announce his death

Parts of the release read, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound sultan. He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.

“He is survived by his wife, three children and his siblings. We, his family will appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with the tragic loss.”

Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas). Lymphomas are the cancer of white blood cells (lymphocytes) and can be divided depending on the type of cells, B-lymphocytes (B-cells) or T-lymphocytes (T-cells), AITL is a T-cell lymphoma.

The lymphatic system functions as part of the immune system and helps to protect the body against infection and disease. It consists of a network of tubular channels (lymph vessels) that drain a thin watery fluid known as lymph from different areas of the body into the bloodstream.

 

 

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Why Baba Ijesha Is Still In Our Custody – Police

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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, says Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha will remain in the police custody.

He said the continuous detention of Baba Ijesha, is based on legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the state Ministry of Justice.

He also said the actor would not be released until the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria called off its nationwide strike and the courts resumed so that he could be arraigned.

Odumosu stated these in reaction to Wednesday’s protest by Omiyinka’s colleague, Yomi Fabiyi, and others, who demonstrated at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, to demand his release on bail.

He said based on the legal advice, a prima facie case had been established against Omiyinka, adding that the thespian’s continued detention was based on the DPP’s advice.

Odumosu said, “When they got the SCIID today (Wednesday), they were advised by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the SCIID, and he told them that we have done our work and sought legal advice from the Ministry of Justice and the advice was that we should still keep him in our custody.

“When we concluded our investigation, we forwarded our report to the ministry for legal advice. The ministry advised us through the Office of the Public Defender. The legal advice was that there was a prima facie case established against him and some sections of the law were quoted in the advice. So, the advice was that he should still remain in our custody and to be charged for that.

Odumosu said the ministry might review its position concerning Omiyinka’s detention if the JUSUN strike continues indefinitely, adding that a new arrangement had been made in the state for courts to sit three times a week.

The CP said, “Regarding the JUSUN strike, they agreed to be working for three days and striking for two days. They will go on strike on Monday and Tues

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