Fuji star Adewale Ayuba thinks our young pop stars are nothing but Fuji singers in disguise.
In a recent interview with entertainment soft sell, Global Excellence, fuji pionneer Ayuba says, ‘If you are conversant with the happenstances in Nigerian entertainment industry, you will find out that all my brothers that claim they are doing hiphop like D’banj, Davido and the rest are all fuji singers. When you listen to the way they sing, you can see that the voice is fuji’.
He describes their music this way, ‘the beat they put behind it is what changes it to hiphop and R&B. What they are doing here is ‘tungba’ because immediately you press play, you start dancing all the way’
Ayuba is now 47, and is still very active in fuji gospel after over 20 years. He has won awards has also collaborated with several hiphop artistes in Nigeria including Remedies, 9ice and Sound Sultan.