Gba­jabi­amila con­grat­u­lates KWAM 1

The Punch - - TODAY - Leke Baiyewu, Abuja

The Speaker of the house of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Femi Gba­jabi­amila, has con­grat­u­lated a mu­si­cian, Wa­siu Ayinde-mar­shal, pop­u­larly called KWAM1 or K1 De Ul­ti­mate, on his in­stal­la­tion as the first Maiye­gun of Yoruba­land by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III.

Gba­jabi­amila, in a state­ment on Sun­day by his Spe­cial Ad­viser on Me­dia and Pub­lic­ity, Lanre La­sisi, said Ayinde-mar­shal’s se­lec­tion as the first Mayegun of Yoruba­land spoke vol­ume of his con­tri­bu­tions to the Yoruba race.

he noted how the mu­si­cian had been “mesmerisin­g” Nige­ri­ans with his fuji genre of mu­sic over the years.

The law­maker said Ayin­de­mar­shal, who is to be in­stalled by the Alaafin on Mon­day at his palace in Oyo, had carved a niche for him­self, which he claimed, most Nige­ri­ans, es­pe­cially lovers of fuji mu­sic, had come to cher­ish so much.

Gba­jabi­amila also re­called how Ayinde-mar­shal pop­u­larised his mu­sic among Nige­ri­ans across the length and breadth of the coun­try, ir­re­spec­tive of re­li­gion or eth­nic­ity.

he said, “I have no doubts in my mind that the in­stal­la­tion of Ola­sunkanmi Ayinde-mar­shal as the first Mayegun of Yoruba­land is an hon­our well de­served.

“This is be­cause he has not only be­come a house­hold name in Yoruba­land and in­deed Nige­ria as a whole, but has also been a good am­bas­sador of the Yoruba peo­ple to the world.

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