More than eleven years after the demise of Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, the founder of Fuji genre of music, some of his widows are considering remarrying.


In separate interviews with NAN in Lagos, they unanimously agreed that it was difficult to fill the vacuum the late Fuji crooner had left.

Kehinde Balogun, 50, said finding a good man after the demise of her late husband was tough.

“It’s not easy, but should a good man come along, I will remarry. It is not easy to come across truthful men these days,” she said.


“I was quite young when I got married to Alhaji and losing him hasn’t been easy, but we can’t question God.

“Being a widow hasn’t been easy but God has been faithful, with the support of family and friends.”

In the same vein, Oluwayemisi Balogun, 50, said if it was God’s will for her to remarry, she will.


“In life, you never say never. You don’t know what God has destined for you, so it is important to always focus on the will of God,” she said.

“If God says I’d remarry, so be it. Marriage is a union that God created and like most women I’d want that too.”

On her part, Temilola Balogun, 40, said years after his death, she has yet to find true love.

“If I find someone I love enough to share my life with him, why not, finding true love isn’t easy these days, one has to tread with caution,” she said.


“So if tomorrow I find that true love, I’d remarry but until then, I’d keep praying to God for mercy and protection.”

Born Sikiru Ololade Ayinde Balogun on February 9, 1948, Barrister died on December 16, 2010.

Regarded as the pioneer of Fuji genre of music, Ayinde Barrister went on to release over 70 studio albums.

But 0n her part, Adebisi Balogun, 65, said remarrying was not her priority as she would rather focus on her children and grandchildren.


“At this age, what is the point, my focus is to live a healthy life surrounded by my children and grandchildren,” she said.

Corroborating Adebisi’s view, Yetunde Balogun, 58, said at this stage of her life, remarrying was a non-issue to her.

“What will I be looking for again, I have lived life with my late husband, I am happy with the memories we shared,” she said.

“My children are getting married now, so it just grandma duties I am doing and living my life to the fullest.


Also speaking, Yinka Balogun, in her 40s, said she hasn’t given remarrying a thought.

“I have never thought about it honestly,” she said.

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