By Ayo Onikoyi
The old rivalry among Fuji musicians will soon be a thing of the past as Ibadan-based singing sensation, Taye Akande popularly known as Taye Currency, has declared his intention to unite the arrowheads in the forefront of the dispute.
This revelation came while Taiye Currency was performing at the semi finals of the Ariya Repete 2018 at the National Stadium, Lagos, last weekend, where he said he has since adopted Fuji exponent, Said Osupa as his father, and Wasiu Alabi Pasuma as his older brother. He also told reporters that he holds both as his mentors. To this end, he hopes to end their age-long rivalry.
It will be recalled that Osupa and Pasuma have always been in contention of who deserves to be called the King of Fuji music, a title which the latter has always laid claim to. This claim has in the past pitched most of the Fuji musicians as well as their fans against one another.
With this latest effort by Taye Currency, it is hoped that the age-long rivalry among the frontline fuji musicians and long awaited peace will reign among the musicians in the Fuji genre.
Ariya Repete is an annual talent hunt organised by Goldberg Lager Beer, the initiative seeks to discover young talents in the Yoruba traditional music including Fuji and Juju