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I Don’t Know You And I Didn’t Listen To Your Songs’ Ajimobi Blasts Veteran Fuji Singer, Sawaba

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I Don’t Know You And I Didn’t Listen To Your Songs’ Ajimobi Blasts Veteran Fuji Singer, Sawaba

Ibadan based fuji musician, Iyanda Sawaba recently got the caustic side of ex Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi when they met at an event and the politician denied knowing or ever meeting him.

An embarrassed Iyanda Sawaba made to refresh the politician’s memory and said ‘Excellency, I sang pata-olokun and there was an event you even sprayed me’. Ajimobi insisted they never met and even mumbled, ‘what is pata olokun

The encounter was at the recent 72nd post humous birthday of late fuji music creator, Ayinde Barrister in Ibadan.

The encounter was at the recent 72nd post humous birthday of late fuji music creator, Ayinde Barrister in Ibadan.

Ajimobi was spotted greeting people as he made to leave the hall when the brief encounter occurred.

Many people that witnessed the encounter described it as very embarrassing, saying how would Ajimobi claim such? Is he not an Ibadan man?.

Alhaji Iyanda Sawaba popularly known as Easy Sawaba is a veteran Fuji musician. He is a nativeof Ile-Aperin in Orita Aperin area of Ibadan. Sawaba was born in Ghana and had a major career in fuji music. In the 70s and 80s he was a leading voice in the music industry.

Sawaba has dropped more than twenty-two albums including Suru, Igbo Odaju, Pata Olokun, Ayetoto and Oroseniwo among others from the stable of old Adetunji Records (Babalaje Records) owned by the present Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji.

He became more popular with his leading role among the then younger generation of Fuji musicians who supported the late Fuji icon, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister when the supremacy rivalry between the former and General Kollington Ayinla was hot. After the ‘Ceasefire’, he was signed on the stable of the Keji Okunowo-led defunct Sony Music in 1992 where he released another successful album titled Message as produced by Laolu Akins.

In 2018 at 67, his latest album titled “Correction” was released and it still enjoys appreciable patronage home and abroad.

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