Reactions have continued to trail the death of Fuji creator, Alhaji Ayinde Barrister in a London hospital Thursday.

A great loss to Nigeria-PMAN

Reacting to the news of his death, PMAN President Admiral Dele Abiodun said: “It’s really shocking and sad to accept that the great Fuji creator is no more. We at PMAN, are however consoled by the fact that Alhaji Barrister was an accomplished musician who did not only leave a good footprint on the sands of time but also left a good vocal record on the sounds of time. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.”

Alhaji Lati Alagbada, the man whose record company almost single handedly paid off the medical bills of the ailing musician could only mutter Allahu Akbar (Allah is great) when he was contacted on the phone.

Perhaps the news of Alhaji’s death may have hit him more because he had banked on recovering part of the expenses when the late musician records a new album.

Sympathisers besiege Fuji Chambers

When Vanguard visited the “Fuji Chambers,” the  musician’s palatial home at Isolo area of Lagos mainland, there was a large crowd of sympathisers despite the fact that the man died a few hours earlier.

An  attempt to speak to one of the daughters who was weeping profusely yielded nothing as she insisted she was in no mood to talk.

Newsmen were also barred from making contact with any other member of the family by an unidentified spokesman who told us that “ This is no moment for us to talk to the press. Alhaji died only a few hours and it won’t be fair to aks any member of the family to speak. Please come tomorrow and we will have a statement for the press.”

So much was said about the true state of health of the Fuji music maestro, Ayinde Barrister.

And at the peak of the rumours, he was reported dead even when he was recovering at the University Hospital in Cologne, German Hospital where he was flown to on August 21.

During the period, his son, Olashile a student in one of the Germany  universities who spoke to Vanguard in confidence said: “My daddy is okay. He would have loved to chat with you right now but he is being attended to by a doctor. Perhaps, if you could call back, you may be lucky to speak with him.”

Earlier, Alhaji Lati Alagbada, the Chief Executive Officer of Lati Alagbada Records on whose label the fuji maestro is signed on and who also confirmed speaking with the fuji musician said: “ I have just finished chatting with Alhaji. He sang and praised Allah for keeping him alive.”


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