Wasiu Alabi Pasuma

Wasiu Alabi Odetola (Pasuma) (born 27 November 1967), also known as "Oganla one", is a Nigerian film actor, Fuji musician.[3], Songwriter, and philanthropist.[4]

Wasiu Alabi Pasuma
Born(1967-11-27)27 November 1967
NationalityNigerian
CitizenshipNigerian, Georgia[1][2] US
Occupationfilm actor
fuji musician Hip hop musician
Children10 ; including Wasilat Odetola, Barakat Odetola, Oyindamola Odetola, Aaliyah Odetola, Opeyemi Odetola, Amirah Odetola, Rookebat Odetola, Wariz Odetola, Junior Odetola, Farooq Odetola.

Early lifeEdit

Pasuma, real name Wasiu Alabi Odetola, was born on November 8, 1967 at Mushin in Lagos State and was brought up in Kwara State, Western Nigeria.[5][6]His mother was an actress turned trader, while his father was the general manager of a local company. Pasuma's parents separated when he was a teenager.[1]

CareerEdit

As a teen, Pasuma loved listening to King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall (KWAM 1) album 'Talazo' and he claims that the album inspired his decision to become a Fuji musician. Pasuma's album "Recognition" was released in 1993. He has since then released over 30 albums, going on to become one of the most successful Fuji musicians in Nigeria.[7]

He has also collaborated with several recording artists, some of which are Bola Abimbola and King Sunny Ade. Asides from singing, he has also featured in a number of Nigerian movies such as Iyanje and Alenibare.[8]

On Sept 6, 2015, Pasuma beat the likes of Olamide, Phyno, Flavor to emerge the winner of Best Indigenous Artist of the year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.[9] He was nominated for the Best featured Non-Islamic Artiste in Islamic album in 2016 alongside Saheed Osupa, Sule Alao Malaika, Shefiu Alao, Taye Currency, Muri Thunder.

He is also a philanthropist who has helped several upcoming artistes.[citation needed]

AlbumsEdit

Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma has recorded and released about 30 Fuji Music Albums.[10] His first album was recorded in 1993. The albums are arranged in the order they were released as follows:

  • Recognition
  • Choice
  • Orobokibo
  • Computer
  • The man
  • Confidence
  • London experience
  • London Scope
  • African Puff Daddy
  • Entertainer
  • Americana
  • Extravaganzer
  • Desperado
  • High level and joker (2in1)
  • Judgment
  • Unique and superior (2in1)
  • Fuji Motion
  • Maintain and Sustain (2in1)
  • Initiator
  • Importer and exporter (2 in 1)
  • Stability
  • In and out
  • Brain box and Stardom (2in1)
  • Infinity
  • Role Model
  • Feel it
  • Ability
  • Yankee Party Time
  • Sure pass
  • Influential
  • Purity
  • December tonic
  • Torin tilu
  • My World (Hip-hop album)
  • Me, Myself and I
  • Gateway
  • Undefeated
  • Compatibility
  • Game changer
  • Goodness and Mercy
  • Wisdom and Maturity
  • Gratitude
  • Testimony and Advice
  • Hello and 2020
  • MMM (Money Making Machine)

Joint AlbumEdit

  • Fuji gyration (Sule Malaika)

SinglesEdit

VideographyEdit

Year Title Director Ref
2016 Aiye Miami (Remix) As featured artist H2G Films [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Patricia, Uyeh (2 May 2018). Vanguardngr.com http://allure.vanguardngr.com/2018/04/fuji-singer-pasuma-gets-honoured-georgia-state-citizenship/. Retrieved 7 April 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ David (21 March 2018). Informationng.com. Informationng.com http://www.informationng.com/2018/03/fuji-musician-pasuma-awarded-honorary-citizenship-of-georgia-usa-photos.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Oganla 1 of Fuji, Pasuma Alabi Odetola Celebrates 45th Birthday Today (Photos)". NaijaGists. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  4. ^ "I almost emptied my account helping people during COVID-19, says Pasuma". Punch Newspapers. 8 November 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Pasuma vs Saheed Osupa, who is taking over Fujidom". The Sun Newspaper. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Fuji and its Pop Condiments, Articles". thisdaylive.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  7. ^ "On new logo, Kwara flaunts its tourist attractions". The Punch. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Wasiu Ayinde Rejects Pasuma At His "K1 Live Unusual" Concert, Saheed Osupa, Obesere, Ayuba, 2Face, Olamide To Grace Show". nigeriatell.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  9. ^ Kayode, Badmus. Kayode. The net.ng http://thenet.ng/pasuma-defeats-olamide-and-phyno-to-emerge-indigenous-artist-of-the-year/. Retrieved 7 September 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ . Ajele http://ajele1.blogspot.co.ke/2011/12/otunba-wasiu-ajibola-alabi-pasuma-all.html?m=1. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ "Music Video Lace – Aiye Miami @knx9ja.tk (Remix) feat. Reekado Banks & Pasuma". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2016.