So much have been said and written about the true state of health of Fuji music maestro, Ayinde Barrister. But the most damning part of the story that really got us worried was when information filtered into our office that the famed fuji musician was in a coma.
In a jiffy, we spread out our tentacles and we got signals that he was recuperating in a hospital in Suru-Lere, Lagos.
So what could have taken the man who re- positioned the Fuji genre of music to the hospital was the question we sought answer to?
Our source revealed to us that the Fuji music â€˜Generalâ€™ is alive and not in coma as speculated,Â but he has for some time been a regular visitor to variousÂ hospitals.
â€œYou know the injury he suffered on his leg during his days as a soldier in the Nigeria/Biafra civil war has refused to let up.
And as matter of fact, he returned a few months ago from India where he went for medical treatmentâ€.
But since he returned from his Indian trip, he has continued to receive treatment from the Suru- Lere hospital, because the Medical Director of the hospital was the man who was in India with himâ€.
Could this have accounted for his absence from the entertainment scene? We enquired.
Yes, our source continued. â€œHe is not strong enough to play at shows for now. But trust the musician to get back on stage as soon as he is given a clean bill of healthâ€