Wasiu Alabi Odetola // (Pasuma)pronunciation (born 27 November 1967), also known as "Oganla", "Gauzu Fuji", "Ijoba Fuji" is a Fuji musician, Nigerian film actor.[3]

Wasiu Alabi Pasuma
Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Ajibola Odetola

(1967-11-27)27 November 1967
Other namesIjoba Fuji, Sheu Fuji, Gauzu Fuji, Aljannah Fuji
CitizenshipNigeria, Georgia[1][2] US
Occupation(s)film actor
fuji musician, Hip hop musician
Children10 ; including Wasilat Odetola, Oyindamola Odetola, Roqeebat Odetola, Wariz Odetola, Opeyemi Odetola, Sultan Odetola, Aliyah Odetola, Amirah Odetola, Junior Odetola.

Early life Edit

He was born on the 27th of November 1967. Spent his childhood and a small part of his adulthood in Mushin, Lagos State.

He was single handedly raised by his mother, Alhaja Adijat Kubura Odetola popularly known as Iyawo Anobi to whom he often praises in his records for being his biggest support system.

He attended the Muslim mission primary school in 1973, before moving to Nigerian Model High school, where he completed his secondary school education.

He started off his music career when he was still in secondary school. While others would be participating in sport activities, pasuma and some of his friends would be in their own corner, singing.

He started writing his own songs in 1984. The young Pasuma, whose role model was K1 De Ultimate, released his first album titled TALAZO 84 in 1984. The album, which received huge credits from fans, pushed Pasuma into wanting to do more. He released his official first music album in 1993.

Career Edit

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.[4]

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.[5]

On 6 Sept 2015, Pasuma beat the likes of Olamide, Phyno, and Flavour to emerge the winner of Best Indigenous Artist of the year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.[6]

In 2020, He released “MMM” Money Making Machine. This album was released during Covid-19, he expressed that he released the album just to keep his fans entertained since parties or large gatherings of any kind was prohibited due to the virus. MMM went on to become of his greatest works, as it increased his already existing popularity particularly among those who viewed the Fuji genre as music of the old.

He won the Best International Music Video 2021 by Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPAwards).[7]

In 2022, he released critically acclaimed Afro fuji single featuring Qdot, titled Omo Ologo. He went on to release two Fuji albums titled; Legendary and December tonic titled Human nature.

Videography Edit

Year Title Director Ref
2016 Aiye Miami (Remix) As featured artist H2G Films [8]

References Edit

  1. ^ Patricia, Uyeh (2 May 2018). "Fuji singer, Pasuma gets honoured with Georgia state citizenship". Vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  2. ^ David (21 March 2018). "Fuji Musician, Pasuma Awarded Honorary Citizenship of Georgia, USA (Photos)". Informationng.com. Informationng.com.
  3. ^ "I almost emptied my account helping people during COVID-19, says Pasuma". Punch Newspapers. 8 November 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  4. ^ "On new logo, Kwara flaunts its tourist attractions". The Punch. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Kayode, Badmus (7 September 2015). "Pasuma defeats Olamide and Phyno to emerge Indigenous Artist of the Year". Kayode. The net.ng. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  7. ^ "HAPAwards celebrates Pasuma, supports WAKANDA-One City Initiative". Vanguard News. 1 March 2022. Retrieved 4 August 2022.
  8. ^ "Music Video Lace – Aiye Miami @knx9ja.tk (Remix) feat. Reekado Banks & Pasuma". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2016.