King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal - Fuji Collections Nigeria Fuji Music
The song 'Fuji Collections' from the 1997 album 'Fuji Garbage Music Party' by Nigerian musician King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal. In the 1960s the Were style of music evolved through various hybrids into Fuji music. There are two schools of thought about the derivation of the name - either after the Yoruba word faaji meaning 'enjoyment' or because the most common brand of speakers the music was played through were made by the Japanese electronics company, Fuji.
Wasiu Ayinde Adewale Omogbolahan Anifowoshe first came to public attention in the late 1970s and blended street slang and youth culture with the traditional koranic chants. He added western instruments like keyboards, saxophone and guitar to the typical Fuji line up. Talazo/Fuji is hi-energy dance music, with heavy percussion and accompanied by chants and extended guitar or keyboard riffs. In 1994 Wasiu was crowned King of Fuji Music and regally renamed King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, or KWAM 1 for short, by the King of Oyo in Ibadan, western Nigeria.
He has recorded over 53 albums over a career spanning 28 years and has been a great ambassador of Nigerian music