Wasiu Ayinde Biography – King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, popularly known by his stage name K1 De Ultimate, is a Nigerian Fuji musician, songwriter, and performer. He is one of the most popular and successful Fuji musicians in Nigeria, and is known for his energetic live performances and his innovative use of traditional Yoruba music.
|Name:||Wasiu Omogbolahan Olasunkanmi Adewale Ayinde Marshal|
|Wife:||Yewande Marshal, Emmanuella Marshal, Fatia Marshal|
|Date of Birth:||3 March 1957|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
Wasiu Ayinde Biography
K1 De Ultimate was born in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria, on March 3, 1957. He began his musical career in the early 1970s, and released his first album, Iba, in 1980. He has since released over 30 albums, and has won numerous awards, including the City People Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
K1 De Ultimate is a versatile musician, and his music incorporates elements of Fuji, Afrobeat, and Juju music. He is also a skilled dancer, and his live performances are often accompanied by elaborate dance routines.
Wasiu Ayinde Age
As of September 25, 2023, K1 De Ultimate is 66 years old.
Wasiu Ayinde Height
K1 De Ultimate is 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Wasiu Ayinde Parents
K1 De Ultimate’s parents are Alhaji Ayinde (Father) and Halima Shadiat (Mother). His father was a successful businessman, and his mother was a homemaker.
Wasiu Ayinde Father
K1 De Ultimate’s father, Alhaji Ayinde, was a successful businessman. He was also a music lover, and encouraged his son to pursue a career in music.
Wasiu Ayinde Early Life
K1 De Ultimate was born Wasiu Ayinde Marshal on March 3, 1953, in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria. He began his musical career in the early 1970s, playing in local bands. He released his first album, Iba, in 1980.
K1 De Ultimate’s early music was influenced by traditional Yoruba music, but he soon began to incorporate elements of other genres, such as Afrobeat and Juju music. He also began to experiment with new sounds and technologies, which helped him to develop his own unique style of music.
Wasiu Ayinde Rise to Fame
K1 De Ultimate rose to fame in the early 1980s with the release of his album Talazo 84. The album was a commercial success, and it helped to establish K1 De Ultimate as one of the most popular Fuji musicians in Nigeria.
K1 De Ultimate has continued to release successful albums throughout his career. Some of his most popular albums include:
- Esi Oro
- Talazo System
- Talazo ’84
- Fuji Time
- Fuji The Sound Fuji Hip
Wasiu Ayinde Career
K1 De Ultimate began his global tour between North America and Europe in 1986 and performed at Hammersmith Town Hall in 1987. That was followed by New York city, United States with full Talazo Band on Sep. 28 1990, London Yuppie 1 & 2 Nights 1991/92, European Tour 1995, Berlin 1997, North America (USA & Canada ’98), Canada 2000, and USA Tour 2003. He has continued non stop touring annually since. In 1995 he delivered the first Fuji performance ever at WOMAD Festival. He is also the only Fuji musician to perform at Troxy, WOMEX and SOB’s.
Wasiu Ayinde Live Performances
K1 De Ultimate is known for his energetic live performances. His performances are often accompanied by elaborate dance routines and a large band of musicians. K1 De Ultimate is also a skilled dancer, and he often participates in the dance routines during his performances.
Wasiu Ayinde Musical Style
K1 De Ultimate’s music incorporates elements of Fuji, Afrobeat, and Juju music. He is known for his innovative use of traditional Yoruba music, and his music often features complex rhythms and melodies. K1 De Ultimate is also a skilled vocalist, and his voice is often described as soulful and powerful.
Wasiu Ayinde Wife
K1 De Ultimate is married to three women: Yewande Marshal, Emmanuella Marshal, and Fatia Marshal. He has several children with his wives. According to reports, he was formerly married to a lady identified as Shalewa but they are reportedly separated.
Wasiu Ayinde Children
According to reports, KWAM1 has about 38 children from different women, though only a few of them are publicly known.
He has three grown-up daughters named Fathia Whitney Anjolaoluwa Marshal, Wasilat Olaronke Ashabi Ayinde, and Hidayat Abolaji Anifowose.
His sons that are publicly known are named EL-Amin Ademola Adio and Sultan Omogbadebo Anifowose.
The singer’s current last child was born in 2013 by his wife Titi.
Wasiu Ayinde Net Worth
K1 De Ultimate has a net worth of approximately $10 million.