Fuji is a popular Nigerian musical genre. It arose from the improvisation Ajisari/were music tradition, which is a kind of music performed to wake Muslims before dawn during the Ramadan fasting season. Were music/Ajisari itself was made popular by Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister.
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... In early 1990, Ayuba was signed on by Sony Music (Nigeria) to record an album ... For the first time in history, a Fuji Music album dominated the scene, topping musical charts for six consecutive months, winning multiple awards at the Nigerian Music Awards, (NMA) ... including the Album of the Year Award, Song of the Year Award and Best Fuji Album of the Year Award - four in all ...
... Popular modern Fuji musicians in Nigeria include (Sir) Shina Akanni, Alhaji Rasheed Ayinde, Adewale Ayuba, Abass Akande Obesere (PK 1) Alayeluwa Sulaimon Alao Adekunle Malaika, King Dr Saheed Osupa (Hi ... Today, fuji music has continued to attract younger generations there are now over 10 fuji singing kids (such as Shanko Rasheed, Wasiu Container, Konkolo ...
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