Wasiu Ayinde, Nigerian Fuji star better known as K1 De Ultimate or Kwam1, has debunked the claims that he married a new wife.
There were speculations that the Fuji star recently tied the knot with one Aramide Adenle, Nigerian socialite, and also has a child with her.
Ayinde, however, denied the allegation in a statement issued by Kunle Rasheed, his spokesperson.
“Our attention has been drawn to a story making the rounds that King of Fuji music, K1 De Ultimate had married a new wife,” the statement read.
The singer, who reportedly has 38 children from different women, also dispelled rumours of spending N15million to host a party for her.
”The peddlers of this story also stated that he already has a daughter with the same woman and recently spent 15 million naira to host a party for her,” it added.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state that marriage is a holy rite ordained by God.
“A man of K1’s caliber and accomplishments cannot be one to enter into such union without the knowledge of his family and friends which indeed include top media practitioners.
“We find it repulsive that K1’s name can be dragged into one fictional marriage story without any attempt to confirm the veracity or otherwise of such story.
“We wish to inform friends, family, fans and the general public that indeed K1 performed at the mentioned ceremony because he was contracted to play at the Ibadan party.
“How that translated into his marriage ceremony is one that we are yet to understand.
”All K1 did at the event was to deliver a 100 percent A-class performance the K1 brand is known for and nothing more.
“Indeed, the universal standard practice in journalism demands proper and adequate confirmation of stories before rushing to press.”
He is a Fuji musician who introduced the genre to the sounds of keyboards, saxophones and guitars by making the genre a danceable tune that appeals to all age group irrespective of tribe and background.
Ayinde has won several local musical competitions. In 1975, he became a member of Ayinde Barrister’s band the ‘Supreme Fuji Commanders ‘.
In 1979, K1 De Ultimate released his first solo album titled ‘Abode Mecca’ and in 1984 his most successful album ‘Talazo 84’ was released.
The artist has received a lot of music awards including ‘FAME Musician of the Year’, ‘Best Fuji Artiste’ at the Nigerian Music Awards, ‘Best African Artiste’ at the WOMAD Festival in Reading 1996and the ‘Headies Hall Of Fame’ award in 2013.
In 2001, he was granted the title “Olu Omo” (golden child) by King Adeyinka Oyekan II, the king of Lagos.
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