Wasiu Ayinde born as Wasiu Ayinde Adewale Olasunkanmi Omogbolahan Anifowoshe, also known as K1 De Ultimate, is a Nigerian Fuji musician. He was born on March 3, 1957, in Agarawu, Lagos Island though he is an indigene of Ogun state. His father is from Ijebu Ode while his mother is from Ilupeju in Ondo state. He is known for introducing the genre to the sounds of keyboards, saxophones, and guitars.
K1 D Ultimate discovered his interest in music when he was 8. His parents initially opposed but he continued to pursue his passion and by the time he was 15 he had won various local musical competitions. He later became a member of Ayinde Barrister’s band, the Supreme Fuji Commanders from 1975 to 1979. Wasiu released his first solo album ‘Abode Mecca’ in 1979. He released his most successful album Talazo 84 in 1984.
Wasiu Ayinde Marshal began his global tour between North America and Europe in 1984 and he has continued touring annually since. In 1996 he delivered the first Fuji performance ever at WOMAD Festival. He is also the only Fuji musician to perform at Troxy, WOMEX, and SOB.
His parents initially opposed but he continued to pursue his passion and by the time he was 15 he had won various local musical competitions. His father is from Ijebu Ode while his mother is from Ilupeju in Ondo state.
He is known to be a self-confessed polygamist, aside from being the father of 38 children, the musician also has several wives who bore him kids. So far, he has been legally married to some of these women including Yewande, who lives in Canada with her children. They are still married, by the way.
The newest wife of King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal is Fathia Opeyemi (Titi), and she has three children with the musician and one kid from her previous relationships. The popular Fuji musician tied the knot with his long-term partner on his 61-st birthday, in March 2018. The event was held at his Ojushagbola Castle, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. The story of these two started long ago.
K1 and Titi met each other in 2001 at one of his shows. When Wasiu Ayinde saw her, he was hooked. They started dating, but the relationship was kept secret. There is no wonder that the couple kept their relationships in secret because at that time Wasiu Ayinde Marshal had a wife and children in Canada.
One more probable reason is the fact that Titi is a niece of the Wasiu Ayinde’s ex-wife Shalewa. Their relationship became official after Fathia Opeyemi welcomed Wasiu Ayinde Marshal’s child in the USA in 2013.
In an interview with Punch, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal explained to journalists that he has no regret marrying his ex-wife’s niece and described himself as King Solomon in the Bible, who has 700 wives and 300 concubines.
And the star answered the question if he is afraid of the heavy ‘war’ amongst his family members when he is gone to the better world.
Wasiu Ayinde discovered his interest in music at the tender age of 8. This interest was not initially accepted by his parents but he continued to pursue his passion. At the age of 15, he won several local musical competitions. In 1975, Wasiu Ayinde became a member of Ayinde Barrister’s band, the Supreme Fuji Commanders.
In 1979, he released his first solo album titled Abode Mecca. In 1984, his most successful album Talazo 84 was released. During the whole KWAM1’s solo career, this album became an instant hit and introducing a new, turbo-charged style of music that became widely popular as the Talazo system.
The same year, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal made a global tour around North America and Europe which became a good tradition repeated annually. In 1994, K1 De Ultimate has crowned the King of Fuji music. He has also obtained a new official name King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal the First (KWAM 1). In 1996, King Wasiu Ayinde started delivering his Fuji performance at various festivals including WOMAD, Troxy, WOMEX, and SOB.
K1 and Pasuma’s fallout started after KWAM1’s romance with Pasuma’s daughter Wasilat. This issue broke the Fuji musicians apart. Later, Pasuma acclaimed himself Oga Nla 1 of Fuji music. KWAM1 found this behavior unacceptable which forced him to vow a legal battle against Pasuma. It resulted in stopping sharing the same stage with his fellow musician.
King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal’s daughter, Idayat married on the 4th of March, 2014. The wedding ceremony of Hidayat Abolaji Anifowose and Olalekan rocked his (K1 D Ultimate) mansion in Ijebu Ode with dignitaries and popular music and movie stars in attendance.
He is known to have about 38 children from different women. His youngest child was born in 2013 by Titi Masha. Among others, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal has 3 daughters, Fathia Whitney Anjolaoluwa Marshal, Wasilat Olaronke Ashabi Ayinde, and Hidayat Abolaji Anifowose. Hidayat got married on the 4th of March, 2014. Hidayat Abolaji Anifowose and Olalekan’s wedding ceremony was thrown in King Wasiu Ayinde’s house in Ijebu Ode.
Many political figures, famous music, and film stars have attended the ceremony. Wasiu Ayinde’s daughter Wasilat passed on in Canada in 2017, she died after an undisclosed illness. Her father has paid a tribute to the daughter expressing his grief in his musical compositions. Wasiu Ayinde described her daughter as a gift from God.
His daughter Wasilat passed on in Canada in 2017, she died after an undisclosed illness. Her father has paid a tribute to the daughter expressing his grief in his musical compositions. Wasiu Ayinde described her daughter as a gift from God.
“My Olaronke Ashabi: 17th, July 1983 to 12th, December 2017. These are two dates in history that shall never be forgotten ever in my life. The first, a date you came to this world, and the latter, the day you departed. I give glory and thanks to God Almighty who gave you to me for a purpose. I have seen that several times, that I am privileged to have been your father and also for you to the kind of a child that also doubled as my friend”.
“About your sickness, all our efforts, through medical means available to us to make you better failed us, neither was your prayer and that of mine and everybody that loves you heeded by God. Rather, it is a direct word from God Almighty that Allah Subhanalahi Watahala, that He wants you around Him in His paradise and I totally submit to that and never question God for doing that. You embraced God and his commandments. Your knowledge of the Holy Quran is enough testimony to the fact that you truly served your God whom you knew too well inside and outside. If you are able to look back right now this minute, you will see how people across the world are all trying to comfort me and soften my heart with many beautiful words and verses from both The Quran and The Bible, the books that guide us to our Creator, then you will agree with me your death is well celebrated as one already in Aljanata.